2019 Forum to Advance Women’s Global Leadership

The Leadership Forum Event in the Global Development Sector

This one-day forum for seasoned and emerging leaders in the global development sector who want to deepen their individual leadership skills and build a culture of inclusive leadership in their organizations and our sector. Join participants from private sector companies, non-profits, governments, social enterprises, foundations and grant-making organizations. Last year’s event sold out. Register early!

 

Interactive plenaries + Skill building workshops + Networking

Our program is designed to:

 

✔   Develop individual leadership skills of people at all levels

✔   Share cutting edge research and tools to promote leadership development across your organization

✔   Connect you with experts and peers across the global social impact sector  

✔  Provide an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to leadership performance and a greater diversity of leaders in the global development sector.

Look forward to a unique mix of inspiring speakers. You’ll engage with women and men who are industry leaders in the global development sector as well as emerging leaders who are sparking affinity groups and other changes. You’ll also learn from people who are considered to be leadership gurus by Harvard Business School, Forbes and Fast Company. The nature of the content makes it easy to connect with other people at a very authentic level which makes this one of the best networking events you’ll attend in 2019.

Who should attend?

Women and men at all stages of their careers, from seasoned to emerging leaders, who work in the global development sector:

  • Companies

  • Foundations

  • NGOs

  • Government

  • Academic institutions

  • Social enterprises  

  • Multilateral Organizations

People with the following kinds of titles will benefit from the forum:  CEO, Executive Director, Vice-President, Executive Team Member, Manager, Technical Specialists, New Business, HR, Diversity and Inclusion.


Key-Notes

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TOPIC: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE: BUILDING AND MAINTAINING CULTURE”

Garry O. Ridge, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WD-40 Company. This Fortune 500 leader, speaks around the globe about organizational culture and effective leadership techniques. Garry is the co-author of “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy” and ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.’


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Agenda

TOPIC: “DESIGN THE LIFE YOU LOVE”

Ayse Birsel, is an award-winning designer and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2017. Using design processes and tools, Ayse will lead her nationally renowned workshop that teaches how to create a meaningful life. This closing plenary will give Forum participants the opportunity to coalesce their inspiration, ideas and vision to “Design the Life You Love”.

8:30 am – 9 am  

Coffee and networking

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Kick off: Fiona Macaulay, Founder & CEO, Wild Network

9:15 am – 10 am

Keynote Speaker: Global Leader on Women Leaders in International Development (soon to be revealed!)    

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Break / Guided meditation (optional)

10:20 am – 11:15 am

Plenary session

11:15 am – 12 pm

Round Tables

12 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm  

Keynote: Gary O. Ridge, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WD-40 Company

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  

Interactive Workshops organized around two themes:

Theme 1: Skills to Help Successful People Become Even More Successful

Workshop A: Storytelling for great presentations

Workshop B: How to embody principled leadership  

Theme 2: Organizational Development for maximum performance

Workshop C: Organizational Roles in the ‘Me Too Era’

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm  

Break

3:05 pm – 4:05 pm

Plenary session

4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Taking our Momentum Forward: “Design the Life You Love” with Ayse Birsel  

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebratory Reception




Join These Leading Organizations at the 2019 Forum

Join 350+ participants from across the global development sector. Organizations who were part of the 2018 Forum:

  • AECOM

  • AAUW

  • Abt Associates

  • Accion

  • ACDI/VOCA

  • ACTION 

  • ASU

  • Brandmirror

  • CARE

  • Chemonics

  • Citi

  • Counterpart

  • Creative Associates

  • Devex

  • Duke University - Margolis Center for Health Policy

  • Encompass World

  • EY

  • Focal Point Global

  • International Republican Institute

  • Creative Associates

  • Creative Learning

  • DAI

  • Devex

  • Dialogue for Solutions

  • Diversity@Work

  • Equal Measures 2030

  • FHI 360

  • FHI Foundation

  • Fundacion Capital

  • Georgetown University School for Foreign Service

  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

  • Global Communities

  • Haven Human Assets

  • Humentum

  • IADB

  • IFC

  • International Purpose

  • International Youth Foundation (IYF)

  • IRI

  • Junior Achievement Worldwide

  • JSI

  • Kinnos

  • Kupenda

  • Localized

  • MCC

  • MEDA

  • Microinsurance Center

  • MSI

  • Nathan Associates

  • OAS

  • Orb International

  • Pact 

  • Plan USA

  • Production Solutions

  • Promundo Global

  • Prince William School County

  • Quantified ventures

  • Resonance Global

  • RTI International

  • Save the Children US

  • The SEEP Network

  • Solar Sister

  • Tetra Tech

  • Twomentor LLC

  • U.S. Department of State

  • UNICEF

  • USAID

  • USP

  • Vital Voices

  • WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture

  • The Wilson Center Global Women's Leadership Initiative

  • Womena

  • World Vision

  • Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM)

  • Women Impact Investing Network

  • Women in Global Health

  • The World Bank

  • 12pointfive


An Enormous Thank You to Our 2019 Forum Partners

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Media Partner

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2018 Partners

Champions

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Supporters

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Friends

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Media Partners

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Event Info

Date
May 14, 2019

Location FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Registration Fee                                  

Early registration: $395 (ends 01/31/19)

Regular Registration: $495

25 yrs & under paying out of pocket: $295
 


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