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Women in Development Conference.

March 2020

As an official event collaborator and network partner, WIAN sponsored 20+ UK based members to attend the highly anticipated #WomeninDev conference, a women-led, women-focused international development conference which was held in London. Attendees heard from and rubbed shoulders with female entrepreneurs, senior leaders, CEO's and heads of organisations, such as Gayle King, CEO and President of the One Campaign; Anne Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International; Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Kate Warren, Executive Vice President and Talent and Careers guru at Devex. Even more importantly, our members got to meet and network with their peers, and build long-lasting relationships as they embark on their international careers. It was a full-day conference filled with inspiration, motivation, and outstanding opportunities to network with women across all levels of experience. We look forward to the next one!


Career Panel

Women for Women: Campaigning, Activism and Careers that make a Difference.

November 2019

We invited some of our UK members to a special panel event to observe the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. With 60+ attendees, we hosted a lively panel discussion with six female international development and gender experts to talk about the causes and implications of violence against women globally, and how to build a career in activism, law, policy and programmes as a tool for social change. Attendees also had the opportunity to engage in a career-focused Q&A session, and network with the speakers who were from a range of organisations, including Save the Children; Amnesty International and the British Youth Council.


Career's Fair

International Women's Day 2019 at the University of York

March 2019

WIAN was invited to the University of York for their International Women's Day celebrations. We spoke to students from various Departments, studying International Development, International Relations and the School of Environment about gender inequality, careers in the international affairs sector, and how they can get involved with the network and join our community.


Career Panel

WIAN Official Launch at DFID HQ: Career Panel & Networking Event

April 2018

The official launch of the Women in International Affairs Network took place at one of the UK's top development institutions, the Department for International Development (DFID). We invited 70 of our members for an extremely rare opportunity to experience the organisation from the inside. Attendees interacted in a panel discussion and networking session with senior female civil servants, who gave insights into their career experiences and routes into DFID, and gave useful tips for building careers in international development, how to navigate civil service applications and strategic ways to position yourself as you progress throughout your career.