10:00—11:30 AM ET / 3:00-4:30 PM GMT
2055 L Street NW
Fifth floor
Washington, DC 20036

From Pipelines to Programs: Advancing Inclusive Leadership in IFIs for More Equitable Development

Opening Remarks

Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development


  • Rachel Kyte, Professor of Practice in Climate Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Minouche Shafik, President, Columbia University
  • Caroline Leclerc, Executive Director for Canada, Inter-American Development Bank


Eeshani Kandpal, Senior Fellow of the Gender Equality and Inclusion Program, Center for Global Development

How can the intersection of gender and diversity in international financial institution (IFIs) leadership foster more effective and inclusive development outcomes? In the second session of our Gender in IFIs series, we explore the internal culture and external complexities of the international development landscape.

Featuring women leaders from IFIs and academia, this panel will reflect on the significance of intersectionality on career progression, best practices to overcome challenges, and how diverse leadership fosters more inclusive development. This discussion will also address how overcoming internal institutional barriers contributes to development programming, emphasizing the need for an intersectional approach and breaking down silos to achieve shared development goals.

Join us for a vital dialogue that combines personal narratives, research, and global policy insights to forge practical strategies for enhancing gender-inclusive leadership and programming in IFIs.

Breakfast will be provided for in-person attendees.

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