Upcoming Events

 
DRINKS

Fall mix ‘n’ mingle happy hour

September 2019

5:30 - 7:00 PM

RIS, 2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

Network, socialize, engage in Ris’ windowed salon in DC’s West End. There will be happy hour specials all night throughout the restaurant. A welcoming place for all.

 
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feminist leadership workshop

October 3, 2019 | Washington, DC

Led by Emily Bove, Founder, Women Thrive Alliance & Senior Fellow, InterAction. Workshop participants will map out sector-specific challenges and barriers to feminist transformation and agendas, learn about best practices and methodologies from feminist leaders in our sectors, and get to identify and build individual and collective feminist strategies for themselves, their teams and organizations.

 
 

Past Events

What Great Male Mentors (for Women) Do: A Skill-Building Workshop: May 22, 2019 | 9:15 - 11:30 AM | Washington DC

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In this workshop, you will learn about the elements of gender-inclusive mentorship, including several best practices for high-impact mentoring. Content includes: matters of relationship, professional growth, personal growth, and thoughtful awareness of things not to do.

This session also provides specific "how to" recommendations for leaders committed to partnering to support others' career development.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is for men at all stages of their careers who work in the global development sector. Participants are welcome from advisory firms, NGOs, private sector, foundations, government agencies, multilaterals and academic institutions.

Workshop Leaders

In addition to teaching at leading U.S. universities, Brad Johnson and David Smith are the co-authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016).

W. Brad Johnson, PhD , is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is an award-winning mentor with distinguished mentor awards from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association

W. Brad Johnson, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is an award-winning mentor with distinguished mentor awards from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association

David Smith, PhD , is Associate Professor of Sociology in the National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 19 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including dual career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace.

David Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology in the National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 19 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including dual career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women. Dr. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace.

 

Past Events

Women of Color Happy Hour Event: March 13, 2019 | 4-6:30p | Washington DC

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The WILD Network and Black Women in Development are hosting a Happy Hour to bring together women of color working in global development to share experiences and discuss challenges and strategies for creating inclusive environments in the workplace. Key takeaways from this discussion will feed into the content of the 2019 Forum to Advance Women's Leadership in the Global Development Sector.  

Co-Chairs of this event:

  • Stephanie Oueda Cruz, Head of Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at IDB

  • Frantzie Saint Juste, Senior Project Manager, Chemonics

  • Sanola Daley, Global Women's Employment Lead Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services at IFC International Finance Corporation

  • Stephanie A. Kimou, Founder, Population Works Africa and Black Women in Development network 

  • Nana Apenem Dagadu, M&E Advisor, Reproductive Health, Save the Children    

Anyone who identifies as a woman of color working in international development in the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area is warmly invited to participate!

WHAT WOMEN OF COLOR IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW

The observations in this deck align with a number of other studies looking at the experiences of women of color in the workplace. But because the deck speaks specifically to the global development sector, and the realities that we and our colleagues deal with every day, we at WILD believe it will be especially impactful.