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Noella Coursaris Musunka
Founder/CEO of Malaika and Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
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Dr. Roopa Dhatt
Executive Director and co-founder of Women in Global Health
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Toyin Saraki
Founder and President, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)
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Penny Lawrence
Ex-Deputy CEO, Oxfam GB and Executive Coach and Consultant
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Alimatu Dimonekene
Anti-FGM/C Activist and Founder of A Girl At A Time
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Shahroo Izadi
Behavior Change Specialist and Best Selling Author of the Kindness Method
Lois Quam
Chief Executive Officer, Pathfinder International
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Diah Satyani Saminarsih
Senior Advisor on Gender and Youth to the Director General, World Health Organization
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Human Rights Activist and End FGM/C Global Advisor, Amref Health Africa
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Anne Birgitte Albrectsen
CEO, Plan International
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Traci Baird
President & CEO, EngenderHealth
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Dr Katharina Lichtner
Managing Director, Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation
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Uma Mishra Newbery
Executive Director, Women’s March Global
Mpho Mpofu
Founder and Executive Director, The Voice of Africa Trust and Youth Partner, Wellbeing for Women
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Angela Bruce-Raeburn
Regional Advocacy Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator
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Stephanie Draper
Chief Executive, Bond
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Anti-FGM/C Activist and Co-Founder and CEO of The Five Foundation
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Global activist - #timesup and former General Secretary World YWCA
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Diversity & Inclusion Specialist ,National Trust
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Dr. Mariam Claeson
Former Director, the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child , World Bank
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Melissa Kilby
Co-Executive Director, Girl Up
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Doris Macharia
Regional Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Office, Fhi360
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Rachel Firth
Founder & Managing Director, Global Office Consulting
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Naisola Likimani
Lead, SheDecides Support Unit
Gayle Smith
President & CEO, ONE Campaign.
Sara Pantuliano
Chief Executive ,Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Martina Brostrom
Former Senior Advisor, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Janet Mbugua
Kenyan Media Personality and Gender Equality Advocate
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Helen McEachern
Chief Executive Officer,Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
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Women’s Rights Activist, Founder and Editor-inChief of WILP
Stephanie Kimou
Founder and Lead consultant, PopWorks Africa
Helene Wolf
Chairwoman, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders
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Executive Vice President and Talent and Careers guru, Devex
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Hannah Vaughan Jones
Reporter, CNN
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Founder & Creative Director, Hubdot
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Aditi Arora
Country Representative for India, Girl Up
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Bethel Kyeza
Girl Up Teen Advisor
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Sofia Scarlat
Girl Up Teen Advisor
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Mariana Ayana
Co-founder, Girl Up Monterrey
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Pauline Miller
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion , Lloyd’s Corporation
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Bella Lack
Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, STAE, RSPCA and Jane Goodall Institute
Ida Horner
Founder of Ethnic Supplies and Chairwoman, LTHT
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Dr Batool Al Wahdani
Former President, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
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Ajna Jusic
President of the Forgotten Children of War Association and Activist, the CURE Foundation
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Yasmin Khatun Dewan
Journalist, TRT World
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Zoe Arden
Leadership Consultant and Facilitator Fellow, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
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Humanitarian Worker and Founder & CEO of Indigo Volunteers
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Dr Mwenya Kasonde
Co-Chair Gender Equity Hub, Women in Global Health with the World Health Organization

A Platform For You

Women in Dev is a women-led, women-focused international development conference which will be held at etc. venues County Hall, London, on March 5th, 2020.

In the run up to International Women’s Day, we will bring together women from across the development arena and provide a platform for women-led conversations around some of the most significant challenges of our time, fostering an inclusive atmosphere in which to learn, grow, inspire and be inspired.

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A one day conference for women, by women.
A prestigious list of over 20 keynote speakers.
Bringing together over 400 women.
Representing more than 50 organisations.

Talks, panels and keynotes on the most crucial issues facing us as a sector. Learn from your peers and women at all stages of their career.


A chance to share your stories and your work on a platform created for you. Applications for speaking opportunities will open soon.


Women in Dev will provide unparalleled access to inspiring colleagues. We have invested in innovative networking solutions to facilitate valuable networking.


We will bring you workshops and side sessions designed in collaboration with industry leaders to expand your skills and drive innovation.

The Venue

County Hall, London

Women in Dev will be held at the largest event space in London’s Iconic County Hall.

Join us for a day in a bright and modern venue with a co-working lounge and meeting facilities.


For each issue, and in each area, the goal of Global Series is to push against business as usual, free from silos and the restrictions placed on establishment actors, to inspire and empower individuals to share their stories and shape the narratives of their own communities, countries and regions. Our programmes are built collaboratively with partners and thought leaders and through extensive research to ensure our discussions are robust, considered, honest and educational. That means we do not only bring in the leaders, we bring in the implementers, the middle managers, the young, the experienced, the policy-makers and the front-line workers. Our aim is to bring in the counterpart and other side to every issue and debate, to identify solutions collaboratively, capitalising on the collective knowledge and experience of everyone in attendance.
Women in Dev is the inaugural Global Series session.


Purchase Tickets

We are committed to ensuring that Women in Dev is as accessible as possible.

All tickets include fees but do not include VAT. We have reduced ticket prices for those aged 25 and below – and tickets are also reduced when purchased before the end of October.

Under 25
£ 198
(plus VAT)
Early Bird Ticket
£ 245
(plus VAT)
Full Price Ticket
£ 285
(plus VAT)