COO Global Healthy Supply Chain Office, Chemonics
Anna Slother is the chief operating officer for Chemonics’ Global Health Supply Chain office. She has previously served as senior vice president of supply chains solutions, the human resources division and the Central and Eastern Europe division. Prior to those roles, Ms. Slother’s career includes serving as the business development and project director in the Europe and Eurasia division, employee relations director for the Human Resources Division, and operations director for the Europe and Eurasia division. Ms. Slother has extensive experience in business management and the development of training programs in Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Nana Apenem Dagadu
MPH – Advisor, M&E/Reproductive Health, Save the Children US
Nana Apenem Dagadu is passionate about promoting global health and development in a holistic, equitable, and sustainable manner. As a Ghanaian-American, she is particularly interested in amplifying local voices and efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora. She obtained an MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and has ten years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions that aim to improve health literacy, prevent gender-based violence, eliminate health disparities, and empower adolescents throughout the life course. Her research focuses on resilience and social norms transformation and she serves as a strategic advisor to PopWorks Africa.
Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, Wilson Center
Gwen K. Young is the Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center. Ms. Young brings to her position over 25 years of experience in international public service.
Ms. Young has advocated for and published on the role girls and women play in political, social and economic development. Ms. Young has also worked “on the ground” with private sector and public service actors on issues of women’s entrepreneurship including tools to ensure access to finance.
MPH MBA - Co-Founding Executive Director and President of Focal Point Global
Hassanatu “Hassa” Blake has nearly 15 years of experience in global health, international development, and education technology as a public health specialist, researcher, and entrepreneur. Hassa has worked with the National Institutes of Health in Jamaica, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Namibia, BroadReach Healthcare in Zambia, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. For the past 8 years, Hassa has served as Co-Founding Executive Director and President of Focal Point Global, an EdTech organization focused on educating and empowering youth and young adults on social issues such HIV/AIDS, Ebola, & youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Chief Operating Officer, FHI360
As Chief Operating Officer, Debbie Kennedy-Iraheta ensures that FHI 360 delivers measurable, cost-effective results, and enables the organization to meet its goal of applying holistic, country-centered solutions to complex development challenges. Prior to joining FHI 360, Debbie held multiple leadership positions with USAID: in two Regional Bureaus (Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Near East) leading bilateral and regional programs in education, governance, climate change and biodiversity conservation; as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Human Resources, where she led USAID Forward's talent management component and oversaw the rebuilding of USAID's Foreign Service Corps; and as COO for the USAID Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction Task Force, which led this highly successful humanitarian relief and reconstruction effort.
Youth Empowerment and Workforce Development Fellow, World Vision
Abigail Bokoyeibo is an International Development Practitioner and Social Impact Strategist. She helps social enterprises and non-profit organizations develop impact strategies and program designs. She is also a youth development and women empowerment specialist. Abigail is the founder, Young African Women Connect Initiative (YAWCI), a young women development organization that builds, empowers, and connects young women in Nigeria. A professional trainer and speaker, she has organized and spoken on entrepreneurship, youth development, women empowerment, volunteering, renewable energy, and self-leadership. In 2017, Abigail was selected as one of 100 best young nonprofit leaders to serve as a fellow in the US.
Founder and CEO, Localized
Ronit Avni is the founder and CEO of Localized, a technology company that provides aspiring professionals in emerging markets with pathways to employment and career guidance from global professionals in the fields of the future who share language, culture and roots. Previously, she founded and led the media and education organization, Just Vision, which has won dozens of media prizes globally, including a Peabody and the Puma Creative Impact Award. Her team’s work was featured in nearly every major news outlet and on the TED stage. Named a Young Global Leader through the World Economic Forum and a Halcyon Fellow, Ronit sits on the jury of the Global Teacher Prize.
Acting Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL)
Ms. Fine, a Senior Foreign Service Officer with rank of Minister Counselor, has served in multiple positions in Washington and overseas including Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, PPL, responsible for policy and development cooperation, Director for Development Cooperation, and Mission Director for Senegal and the Sahel. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, DAI
Jean Gilson has worked in international development for 30 years. As DAI’s SVP for Strategy, she is responsible for corporate strategy, brand and communications, and IT. She also oversees DAI's innovation activities and growing sustainability business with commercial clients. Working across global business units, Jean is intimately involved with decision making on talent acquisition and development, strategic partnerships, and M&A. Jean is a long-standing board member of the Society for International Development-Washington Chapter, and sits on the board of SID International. She also serves on the boards of MAG America, an anti-landmine NGO; Code Partners, a new coding academy; and IntraHealth International, a DAI affiliate.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health
Dr. Roopa Dhatt is a physician by training and an advocate by principle, striving for greater health and well-being for all people through working in global health. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of Women in Global Health (@womeningh #WomeninGH), a movement that strives to bring greater gender equality to global health leadership. She serves on the Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGS) Advisory Board; the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference Steering Committee; the Global Health 50-50 Advisory Council, Global Health Council Advisory Council, and the GlobeMed, Board of Directors.
Vice President, MSI
Ms. Ellen Yount is a seasoned international development professional, working at the intersection of governance and strategic communications/transparency. Currently she serves as a Vice President at MSI, where she has held a number of senior leadership positions for the last decade. Prior to her career in international development, she was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA) to serve in his Administration, serving as the youngest female Director of Communications in state history.
Throughout her career, she has been a champion of female leadership, from promoting and mentoring young women in the Balkans where she ran a democracy NGO, to training government officials and women political activists/candidates in Serbia, Indonesia, Jordan, Croatia, Timor-Leste and Libya. At her alma mater, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she has also spoken on panels about the importance of work/life balance.
The WILD network strengthens the ecosystem of organizations helping women social innovators to scale the impact of their organizations, while thriving personally.
Participants who have benefited from this workshop come from companies that include:
Bank of America
Department of Justice
The Mastercard Foundation
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