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Women in Development Conference.
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!
Women for Women: Campaigning, Activism and Careers that make a Difference.
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.