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Fiona Macaulay

Founder, Women Innovators and Leaders Development Network (WILD)

Fiona works at the intersection of innovation, leadership and global development.

She’s a serial social entrepreneur, educator and field-builder committed to helping people achieve their potential. Fiona key-notes global conferences and is a TEDx speaker. She writes a popular monthly column on leadership for, and has been featured in the New York Times.

Fiona founded WILD - the Women Innovators and Leaders Development Network- to support women social innovators to scale their impact, and thrive personally. WILD offers interactive leadership development workshops, and convenes the annual Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the Global Development Sector, an event at the hub of a movement to increase the diversity of leaders in our sector. (You can sign-up to receive updates for May 6, 2020 in Washington DC.

Fiona is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she also runs a leadership clinic for MBA students, and serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence to mentor and coach emerging social innovators and leaders across campus. Fiona is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown's School for Foreign Service.

Member of the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement Worldwide, and past Board Chair for CAMFED USA Foundation.

Earlier in her career, Fiona founded and for nearly 20 years was the CEO of Making Cents International, a social enterprise dedicated to economic growth that did business across 100+ countries. Fiona also founded the leading global platform that disseminates evidence-based scalable solutions to increase youth employment, entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. At the time her company was acquired, Fiona was recognized among the top 1% of U.S. female business owners.

Fiona was selected by Marshall Goldsmith (named by Forbes Magazine as the world's #1 Leadership Thinker), for his global leaders program from 15,000 applicants.