WILD supports women leaders at all stages of their careers to increase their influence and scale the impact
of their organizations.


The Women in Global Development Leadership Forum is the first and world's largest forum on women's leadership, equity, diversity and inclusion in the global development sector.

Throughout the year, we hold programming to propel the moment we catalyze at the Forum. Activities include skill-building workshops, visionary commentary on diversity and inclusion efforts, informal gatherings, and networking events.

We build and connect the ecosystem of stakeholders that believe in building cultures of inclusive leadership.

Advisory Committee & Organizers

Courtney Keene
Senior Manager

Cristina Villegas

Kristely Bastien
Senior Manager


Indira Kaur Ahluwalia
Founder & President
KAUR Strategies

Ryan Ubuntu-Olson
Technical Advisor

Gabrielle Gueye
Private Sector Engagement Specialist (KML Lead), Catholic Relief Services

Ellen Yount
Vice President

Vivian Nguyễn
Communications Specialist, USAID

Samantha Sibanda
Founder, Signs of Hope Trust, Zimbabwe

Jenny Baker
Senior Vice President
Global Health

Abraham Cruz
Project Specialist

Kaelan Sullivan Fleury
Operations Director Chemonics

Smita Sharma
Independent Photojournalist, India

Paul Weisenfeld
Executive Vice President
RTI International

Constance Pruitt
Ph.D. Candidate, Instructor of Political Science
Howard University

Lynne Gilliland
Chief Executive Officer LG Consulting

Olawunmi Ola-Busari
Policy Officer
The One Campaign,

Sylvia J. Megret 
President & CEO

Resson Kantai Duff
Deputy Director
Ewaso Lions, Kenya

Carla Chamoun
Director of Credit & Operations
Vitas, Lebanon

Roopa Dhatt
Women in Global Health

Christine Nyirjesy Bragale
Communications Director
FHI 360

Chloe Schwenke
President, Center for Values in International Development

Whitney Ortiz
Founder & President 
Whole Health Self-Care

Fiona Macaulay
The WILD Network

Chloe Faaiuaso Holmes
Partnership Manager
The WILD Network, Samoa

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