More than a conference. A movement.

The Women in Global Development Leadership Forum supports the development of strong and inclusive leaders from across the global development sector. 

Our sector is evolving. Expectations of leaders, and our ways of working are changing.  

WILD is a social enterprise that supports global development leaders at all stages of their careers, and their employers, to become even stronger leaders and to foster cultures of inclusive leadership.

We invite you to spend two vibrant and exuberant days with inspiring speakers and sessions jam-packed with concrete and transferable knowledge that you can immediately apply to your personal and professional life.

Join us May 3-4 in a virtual event to connect with 1300+ global development sector leaders, at all stages of their careers, from around the world.

What to expect in 2023

Two days of live, virtual programming offered during your workday
in time zones across the world.

On-demand access to recorded sessions

16 hours of concrete
and transferable learning

Networking with leaders
from 125+ countries


What you get when you register

Interactive content from global development and leadership experts from around the world.

Interactive sessions

16 hours of live programming over two days, in 23 time zones. Concrete and transferable learning that you can apply to your personal and professional life, and unparalleled networking.

On-Demand access

Access to recorded sessions for
90 days following the event.

From ideas to action

Post-forum virtual workshop that supports you to take action for personal and professional change.

Leadership coaching

Eligibility to apply for six months of 1:1 leadership coaching from a certified coach. (Learn more)

Leadership attributes profile

NEW this year! All participants have access to the WILD Network Leadership Attributes Self-Assessment.

Receive valuable, tailored insights into your strengths and development areas as a leader.
You can also use the results  in your 
Leadership Attributes Profile to plan which sessions to attend at the 2022 WILD Forum. 

Register now

2022 Partners

What people are saying

Ellen Yount

Vice President, MSI

"I love this event – high-energy, inspirational and just a wonderful way to gather for valuable conversations with some of the smartest women in our industry."

Flacia Nyamu

CEO and Founder, Woven Link Africa, Kenya

"The WILD Forum raised the bar for consistently well-organized, informative and participatory sessions. I have developed a plan for implementing my key take-aways that align to me, my team and organization.”

Sopheap Seng

Cambodia Country Representative/Deputy Project Director, FHI 360 

"Multiple people from FHI 360 attended the Forum. After the event, we created a group to share lessons learned and best practices. We also hosted capacity building sessions with all the country offices to build women leaders in each country. I now have a broader network within my organization to learn from, and share leadership lessons."

Melia Petersen

City Research Scientist at City of New York, Department of Homeless Services

"I leveraged the toolkit provided at the salary negotiation session to advocate for a raise at my next quarterly review, which was granted."

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