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2023 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

Leading in this moment

May 3-4 | Virtual | Live Programming in 23 timezones


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    How you’ll learn, share and connect

    The WILD Forum brings you content and speakers that offer concrete and transferable learning in fun, inspiring formats.

    Another advantage? You’ll connect with others in an authentic way – which makes the WILD Forum one of the best networking events of the year.

    Thank you to the global community who shapes our program. More than 75 speakers bring their knowledge, lived experience and research to refine the WILD Forum conversation.

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    2023 WILD Forum Tracks

    Track 1

    Key-note: In your power: react less, regain control, raise others

    Masterclass: Leadership communication: having difficult conversations

    Career workshop: getting to CEO

    Leadership FailLab

    Track 2: Leading Your Team

    Masterclass: Giving and receiving feedback

    Masterclass: Developing a daily coaching habit

    Driving Change: Evolving From the Great Resignation to the Great Retention

    Track 3: Leading Organizations

    Panel: “We don’t call it D&I”: global perspectives on equity and inclusion

    Workshop: Leading resilient organizations

    Track 4: Leading Sector Transformation

    Panel: Decolonizing “Decolonizing Aid”

    Panel: Staying current in a changing world

    *2023 WILD Forum program in development and subject to change.


    A subject-matter expert will lead you through a structured process to develop and expand a specific skill. You’ll learn detailed techniques and tools you can immediately apply to your goals in real time. You’ll have the chance to ask questions directly to presenters.

    Inspiring panels

    Big ideas, important trends, illuminating research and behind-the-scenes intel that set the stage for the “what, why, and how” to advance leadership development and opportunities for ALL people.


    Take a deep-dive into pressing topics in the global development sector. Hear from multiple perspectives, and leave with concrete and transferable information, as well as an expanded network.

    Leadership FailLab

    Hear from leaders speak from the heart about their leadership failures and successes in one of our most popular sessions.

    Community conversations

    Participate in roundtables addressing critical questions for your sector and your career.

    Networking sessions

    Connect with your peers from around the globe through structured networking, organized by geography and sector.

    Use the WILD Forum to find your Mentor or Mentee

    Are you looking for a mentor?

    Find and reach out to potential mentors through the event platform.

    Open to mentoring someone else?

    You’ll be invited to indicate your willingness to mentor when you register for the event.

    Participate in the mentoring workshops offered during the WILD Forum to get the most out of this relationship.

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