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What Great Male Mentors (for Women) Do: A Skill-Building Workshop

May 22, 2019 | 9:15 - 11:30 AM | Washington DC


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, multi-laterals 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).

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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

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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.


2019 Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the Global Development Sector

May 14, 2019

This one-day forum for leaders at all stages of their career in the global development sector who want to deepen their individual leadership skills. 350 people from over 150 organizations came together to represent a movement in support of inclusive leadership in their organization and our sector. We are extremely grateful for the 70 incredibly accomplished speakers who shared their expertise and commitment to advancing women’s leadership.

Women of Color Happy Hour Event

March 13, 2019 | 4-6:30p | Washington DC


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.


Leadership + Innovation in Global Development Series

“How to Accelerate Your Pace of Progress to Achieve Greater Social Impact” with Ann Mei Chang

January 23rd, 2019

Over 40 women and men attended Ann Mei Chang’s inspiring talk about innovating for radically greater social good as well as a book signing for her newest book “Lean Impact.”

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How Women Rise Workshop

Most Recent: January 22nd, 2019

This thought-provoking, interactive and practical workshop is designed to support women, at different stages of their careers, to be even more successful.

Other Past Workshops

  • September 20th, 2018

  • January 8th, 2019

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2018 Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the Global Development Sector

June 6th, 2018

A one-day forum for leaders at all stages of their career 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.

The first-ever 2018 Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the International Sector motivated, challenged and connected 230 leaders from across our industry. A memorable day that is inspiring important conversation and action at the individual, organization and sector levels. Read on to learn more about the 50 speakers, 250 attendees, and 12 sponsors.

Did you miss last year’s Forum or are you looking to attend this year’s? Click below to find out more!