2021 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum 

Learn from 50+ Speakers Changing the Global Development Sector

Learn from leaders in the global development sector, who are launching transformative changes in workplaces, and people who are named “leadership gurus” by Harvard Business School..

Joe Abah

Nigeria Country Director
DAI [Nigeria]

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
U.S. Department of State

Asheesh Advani


JA Worldwide

Indira Ahluwalia

Senior Advisor

Farida Aliwa

Regional Director , Eastern Africa
Company NamePractical Action

Alexandra Anda

Communications Specialist, Catalyst Project
Resonance Global (co-facilitator)

Aliza Ayaz 

Youth Ambassador
United Nations [UK]  

Kelly Brooks

Chief of Party at Chemonics International [Colombia]

Amii Barnard-Bahn

Executive Coach, Speaker, Author, Advocate

Morag Barrett

CEO & Founder

Pamay Bassey

Chief Learning and Diversity Officer
The Kraft Heinz Company

Naina Batra

Chairperson & CEO
AVPN [Singapore]

Ashley Bheeroo

Co Chair of Goldsmiths Race and Equality Group (GREG)
Goldsmiths University of London [UK]

Eunice Biritwum

Power Planning Manager, USAID West Africa Energy Program

Carolina Blackburn

Managing Director

Ellen Bomasang

Specialist Leader/Energy and Gender Adviser

Roslyn M. Brock

Chief Global Equity Officer
Abt Associates

Laura Calderón

Project Management Specialist

Wendy Carr

Deputy Director of Fundación
ACDI/VOCA Latin America [Colombia]

Maria Cavalcanti

President and CEO
Pro Mujer Inc

Otto Chabikuli

Director, Global Health, Population and Nutrition
FHI 360 

Carla Chamoun

Director of Credit and Operations
Vitas [Lebanon]

Ishanee Chanda

Dulles Fellow
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, School for Foreign Service

Nicole Chao

Managing Director, Resilience and Growth

Alice Chou

Co-founder and Executive Director
JA China

Kimberly Churches


Bianca Collier

Chief of Party, Family Care First | REACT at Save the Children International

Carrie Conway

Managing Director
Resonance Global

Helen Dalton

Regional Director, East Africa
Oxford HR [UK]

Jen Dalton

Founder & CEO

Noemi Danao-Schroeder

Senior Advisor

Jacqui DeLacy

Managing Director
Abt Associates [Australia]

Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director
Women in Global Health

Evelyne Dioh SIMPA

Managing Director

Rosanna Duncan

Chief Diversity Officer

Chester Elton

Partner & Founder
The Culture Works

Kathleen Flanagan

Abt Associates

Leisa Gibson

Senior Adviser Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Abt Associates [Australia]

Amy Gildea

Managing Director, Asia and Pacific
Tetra Tech [Australia]

Robert Glazer

Acceleration Partners

Shiro Gnanaselvam

Social Impact

Adrian Gostick

The Culture Works

Tonija Hope

Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center Howard University

Jason Ighani

Co-Founder, KITE
Founder, The Humanitarian Coaching Network [Moderator]

Nabeela IxtabalanA

EVP, Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer- Walmart Canada

Fatima Jerez

Advocate & Entrepreneur, Founding Partner of Outspeak Marketing
Junior at The College of William and Mary

Hubert Joly

Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, former Best Buy CEO, Author

Julie Kantor

Twomentor - Managed Mentoring Solutions

Courtney Keene


Tine Knott

Senior Vice President

Vivian Lau

Vice Chair and Group CEO
Pacific Air Holdings Limited [Hong Kong]

Stephanie LeBlanc - Godfrey

Global Head of Inclusion of Women of Color

Fiona Macaulay

Founder & CEO
The WILD Network

Doris Macharia

Regional Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Office
FHI 360

Lilian Mageto

Chief of Party, USAID-funded Tupime Kaunti project, Palladium
Palladium [Kenya]

Prachi Maheshwari

Deputy Director, Impact Investing
Abt Associates

Shanna Marzilli

Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Human Resources Officer
Plan International USA

Saraounia Mboka-Boyer

Systems and Institutional Governance Technical Advisor
International Rescue Committee (USA)

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School Professor and expert in innovation and strategy

Sylvia Megret

President and Chief Operating Officer

Deprose Muchena

Regional Director-East and Southern Africa
Amnesty International [South Africa]

Whitney Muse

Infrastructure & Capital Projects Advisory Manager

Pamela Myers

Chief Human Resources Officer
FHI 360

Kate Nielson

Senior Director of Public Policy, Legal Advocacy, & Research

Jimena Niño

Chief of Party, Program Alliances for Reconciliation
ACDI/VOCA [Colombia]

Dorothy Nyambi

MEDA [Canada]

Stephanie Oueda Cruz

Head of Diversity & Inclusion
IDB [Moderator]

Vishwa Padigepati

Youth Advisory Board Member
Plan International USA

Quanita Pokolo-Hassell

SVP of Human Resources

Maria Price Detherage

Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Africa Bureau

Constance Pruitt

Board President, Black Women in International Affairs (BWINTAF); Adjunct Faculty
Howard University

Dinu Raheja

Executive Director
tGELF/JA India

Adrienne Raphael

Chief of Party, USAID Workplace Advancement for Gender Equality Program,
Tetra Tech

Deborah Riegel

Deborah Grayson Riegel Coaching and Consulting

Stella Rumbam

Immunization Programme Manager
Abt Associates [Papua New Guinea]

Maziar Sabet

President and CEO
JA Asia Pacific

Dr. Tessie San Martin

President & CEO
Plan International USA

Chloe Schwenke

President and Founder
Center for Values in International Development (Co-host)

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca

Deputy Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University

Nina Segal

Co-Founder, KITE

Samantha Sibanda

Signs of Hope Trust [Zimbabwe]

Nisha Singh

Mixologist / FinEquity -Gender Transformative Solutions Lead

Mia Smith

Director of Programs

Anne Steen

Founder & CEO
Keybridge Coaching & Consulting

Kaelan Sullivan Fleury

Senior Specialist, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Chemonics International Inc.

Ranelle Sykes

Chief of Party, USAID Kenya and East Africa
MSI, A Tetra Tech Company [Kenya]

Shuyin Tang

Partner / CEO
Patamar Capital / Beacon Fund [Vietnam]

Melinda Taylor

Senior Vice President, International Education
RTI International

Ryan Ubuntu Olson

Human Rights and Gender Expert
Palladium (Co-host)

Elizabeth Villarroel

Chief of Party, USAID Ukraine HRS Program

Carole Wanjau

Senior Regional Director- Africa- Teach for All

Paul Weisenfeld

Executive Vice President, International Development
RTI International

Christina Williams

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Save the Children

Emily Williams

Senior Program Officer
Solidarity Center

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Expert on the WHY and How of Gender Balance [Canada]

Mary Worzala

Chief of Party, Nigeria Power Sector Program

Ellen Yount

Vice President
MSI, A Tetra Tech Company

Vivi Yulaswati

Senior Advisor
Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) [Indonesia]

Ayesha Zaheer

INJAZ Pakistan

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