Learn more about our Women in global development leadership forum

LIVE five-week virtual program | Launching October 7, 2022

Women of Color: Build your community & advance your career

A unique and exclusive space to connect with women of color.

Our five week program is a safe space to connect, engage with one another, and hone in on tools to help you grow your network, build your community and advance your career, whilst staying true to your most authentic self.

Limited to 25 people.

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The Women of Color program is for

Women in all stages of their careers who identify as women of color and work in global development. This includes Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, SE Asian, Multi-Racial, Pacific-islander, Middle Eastern people, and more.

Titles of women who participate in this program include:
Business Development Director, CEO, Executive Director, Graphic Designer, Program Analyst, Senior Program Officer, and more.

No matter your age or position, this cohort will bring you value.

What you can expect

Open, honest and authentic conversation with your fellow participants and with your program facilitator.

Participating in the Women of Color: Build your community & advance your career program, will help you to deepen your relationships with fellow cohort members, give voice and clarity to your career goals, empower you to have difficult conversations and the confidence to expand your network.


Custom cohort for your organization

Are you interested in bringing this course to your business? We can deliver this course, exclusive to your team. Contact us now to learn more.




Your session leader:

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Global Head of community inclusion programs for Women of Color at Google

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey's work at Google is in service of women of color and parents/caregivers to create community where it doesn't naturally exist and to influence the policies, programs and processes that impact their sense of belonging and inclusion at Google.

Stephanie was born in Brooklyn, NY, attended Stevens Institute of Technology and completed her bachelors of engineering degree in Electrical Engineering before starting her career in the finance industry. She then pivoted her career to digital media, where she spent over 10 years in Advertising Operations at major media conglomerates such as Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital.

What you will learn in the five live sessions

Share your lived experiences with course participants, discuss how to navigate workplace challenges and career opportunities and learn practical strategies on how to thrive. 

Live sessions will be held weekly for 5 weeks at 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET

October 7, 2022


Purpose and vision ground us in where we focus our time and energy. We'll focus on a step by step method to get to a purpose and vision statement for a specific area in your life that you want to focus on professionally.

October 14, 2022


Once you know what your purpose and vision are in a specific area you're interested in working on, it's time to attribute goals that align with your purpose and vision.


October 21, 2022


Who are the people in your network that can support you (and you can support) and how do you activate them in service of your goals?


October 28, 2022


A roadmap for engaging with new, and existing network connections. Finding ways most comfortable to you, that highlight your thought leadership and subject matter expertise.


November 4, 2022


How will you in short, medium and long term steps incorporate your strengths, goals and network connections into your daily life and your professional roadmap?

What else you get when you register

Pass to the 2023 Women in global development leadership forum

Receive a virtual pass to attend this event in 2023. Dates to be confirmed.

Leadership coaching package

For those who work in the global development sector, you will be eligible to apply for six months of Leadership Coaching around your most pressing organizational, team, and professional issues identified during the course.

Registration fee

$1,495 USD

  • 7.5 hours of live virtual sessions 
  • Virtual Pass to our 2023 Virtual Women in Global Development Leadership Forum ($695 USD Value)
  • For those who work in the global development sector, eligibility to apply for 6 months of Global Leadership Coaching Program for Women in Development
  • Access to LinkedIn Alumni Group for members


Past participants include:

Abt Associates | ACDI/VOCA | Chemonics | DAI
Data Science Camp Inc.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Encompass LLC | FHI 360
Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Foundation
Imago Dei Fund
International Finance Corporation 
Palladium | RTI | Save the Children
Solidarity Center | Tetra Tech
The Konterra Group | The Kaizen Company 

Your employer may be willing to pay for this course. You can use this customizable email template to make a request.

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"I wanted to find out how other black women navigate the barriers at the intersection of race and gender. A take-away from this experience for me was determining where I need to improve, and where my organization needs to improve. This understanding has been key to my job satisfaction, performance and feeling content outside of work."


"I’m consistently one of very few black women and black people in the room. Being with this posse of other women who regularly face this situation allows me to share my experience comfortably. I have laughed, and cried with this group and I know they’ve got my back going forward."


"I was so inspired to hear about the journeys of other women from the Global South climbing up the international development ladder, the obstacles they faced and their strategies to address them. It was also refreshing to see women of color take the lead and have the opportunity to listen and learn from them."

Scholarship opportunities

If the cost of this course is not within your means or the means of your employer,
please apply for a partial scholarship.  

Apply here

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