3 Day Virtual Conference | May 4-6, 2021

Women in Global Development Leadership Forum

The 2021 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum offers you interactive content from leading global leadership and organizational development experts, and from global development leaders from around the globe.

The Women in Global Leadership Forum is For Professionals at All Stages of Their Careers. 

This includes Women and men from; Companies, NGOs, Government, Funders, Multiple organizations, Academic institutions, Social enterprises, and more.

Featured Speakers 

Learn from 50+ speakers changing the global development sector. This includes both women and men who are industry leaders, launching transformative changes in workplaces, and even people who are named “leadership gurus” by Harvard Business School. See more speakers.

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Founder of the Global Professional Women’s Network

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Global Head of Inclusion of Women of Color, Google

Robert Glazer

CEO of global performance marketing agency Acceleration Partners

Dr. Tessie San Martin

President & CEO, Plan International USA

2021 Theme: Journey to Bold and Inclusive Leadership

The 2021 Women in Global Development Leadership Forum offers you interactive content from leading international leadership and organizational development experts, and from internationsl development leaders from around the globe

Track 1: Next-Level Leadership

Expand your skills to achieve your career goals. Learn to transform common business challenges into career-building opportunities for yourself, and others.

Track 2: Building Company Cultures of Inclusive Leadership

Gain knowledge about the research, theory, and practice of developing leaders, and promote diverse leadership across your organization.

Track 3: Sector-Wide Initiatives

Learn about trends, and important changes that are affecting all organizations in our sector. Benchmark your activities against others.

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What You Get When You Register

Be part of the world's leading event dedicated to advancing women's leadership, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the global development sector.

3 Full Days of Sessions

Three full days of interactive sessions


Interactive Workshop

Post-Forum Workshop that supports you to take action for personal and professional change after the Forum

Eligibility For Pro-Bono Coaching

Eligibility to apply for six months of 1:1 pro-bono leadership coaching

*only available to live Forum participants

By The End of This 3 Day Conference You Will Have...

  • Knowledge to take your leadership skills to the next level.
  • Tools to build a company culture of inclusive leadership.
  • Connected with experts and peers across the global development sector.  
  • Grow your network.


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."

Sopheap Seng
Country Rep, FHI 360 Cambodia

"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
Project Coordinator ASU

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Send a Delegation

Send a delegation of 10 or more people from your global workforce. The 2021 Women in Leadership and Development Forum offers a unique opportunity for staff from headquarters and country offices to network internally and team-build with colleagues.

Organization-wide participation demonstrates your company's commitment to a diverse workforce, and provides world-class leadership development to your employees.

Register 10 or more people from the same organization and receive 10% off 

Register a Delegation
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