WILD (Women Innovators and Leadership Development Network) supports women leaders to scale the impact of their work, and to thrive. They organize the Women in Global Development Leadership Forum a movement to advance women’s leadership as well as equity, diversity and inclusion in the global development sector.

WILD and EthicalCoach believe that leadership coaching is a key component for enabling social innovators to achieve and to sustain their maximum social impact. We’re on a mission to put data behind that belief.

Thirty members of WILD have been selected for six months of pro-bono leadership coaching around their most pressing organizational, team and professional challenges. They will be matched with coaches drawn from EthicalCoach’s international network and both leaders and coaches who will participate in action research in parallel to the coaching.

EthicalCoach is building an evidence-based model for its coaching program. This means we are studying our approach and seeking data from our clients and coaches about the experience. We are analyzing the data we collect to demonstrate what’s working and the return on your investment of time and effort. The success measures we are studying look at the business and leader’s growth and development, and the client’s experience working with a coach.

Coaching Clients

The selected leaders include Social Entrepreneurs, female founders and leaders of social enterprises (for-profit, not-for-profit or hybrid, we’re agnostic about their tax status) and intrapreneurs, employees of global development organizations who are advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the global development sector. These leaders are drawn from the following organization

Abt Associates

Abt Associates is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. empowering Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care – all driven by local leadership and community collaboration.


ACDI/VOCA has proven expertise in agriculture, economic growth, resilience, finance, and equity and inclusion. Our reputation for impact is rooted in an award-winning system of monitoring, impact evaluation, and learning. We deliver expert technical assistance and create locally driven market solutions through three lines of business and a diverse set of funding sources. Together, we bridge diverse stakeholders in shared development efforts, sharing technical resources and on-the-ground presence to achieve the objectives of our diverse partners.

Aga Khan Foundation

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN's approach to development is to design and implement strategies in which its different agencies participate in particular settings to help those in need achieve a level of self-reliance and improve the quality of life.

AlphaMundi Foundation

AlphaMundi Foundation provides 3 key functions: technical assistance for companies in emerging markets, quantitative impact measurement, and field-building for the impact investing industry. Our driving belief is that impact investing can unlock additional resources for sustainable development - a critical component toward reaching the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations - and can complement efforts from the public sector and private philanthropy. Therefore, these 3 following activities are designed to support social enterprises receiving or preparing for investment and to contribute to the industry as a whole.


Cardno is a global infrastructure, environmental and social development company operating in more than 100 countries and powered by a talented 4,000-strong workforce. We’re united by a shared purpose to deliver exceptional professional services to improve physical and social environments that make a difference to people’s lives around the world.


Our mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity—for everyone. Celo’s aim is to create the conditions for prosperity, defined as: people fulfilling basic needs, growing along their own unique paths, and supporting each other. All of Celo’s projects have a specific hypothesis that tie our activities to one or more of these indicators of prosperity.

DAI Global

DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. We envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.

Counterpart International

Edge Effect

Edge Effect assists humanitarian and development organisations to work in genuine partnerships with sexual and gender minorities (aka people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), or LGBTIQ+ people).

eHealth Africa

Based in Africa, we establish new standards in health delivery and emergency response through the integration of information, technology, and logistics. Our mission is to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions that respond to local needs and provide underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives.


EngenderHealth seeks a gender-equal world where all people have full access to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. To that end, Engenderhealth implements high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, including education, counselling, maternal care, emergency obstetric care, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.


EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative, customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 1,300 staff and consultants around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, diversity, and technical expertise in education, gender and inclusive development, global health, human rights, and food security.

Eskhata Bank

OJSC "Bank Eskhata" is one of the largest participants in the market of banking services in Tajikistan, which provides a full range of main banking operations. We offer our clients main banking products accepted in the international financial practice. Bank Eskhata is the reliable bank, ranking in the top five in the activities. It is a universal bank that provides a wide range of services to citizens and business people, including private and corporate clients, investment banking, trade finance and asset management.

Global Communities (Vitas Micro-Finance Project)

Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. They believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. They make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and civil society as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. Global Communities has ongoing projects in 28 countries and has worked in more than 80 countries since its inception in 1952.

Global Integrated Innovations

Global Integrated Innovations is a registered organization that partners with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change in developing countries. Our name reflects our approach to complex human development challenges. We are Smart-Targeted-Integrated-Solutions driven with several successful projects in our portfolio. Our diverse team, combined with our proven pillars in finance, management and human resource systems offers us a powerful foundation.

Grassland Cameroon

Our vision is to transform rural farming communities into production metropoles through our services and training. To improve the livelihoods of rural farmers, by increasing their yield and reducing post harvest waste. We reinvest a majority of our profits into our business activities to ensure we are improving the lives of our farming communities.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

We are a university-wide academic and research center at Harvard University that brings an interdisciplinary approach to promoting understanding of humanitarian crisis as a unique contributor to global health problems and to developing evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance. The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is to conduct research and education on the practice of relieving human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. HHI’s aim is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by conducting interdisciplinary, practice-based research and education that can be used by scholars, policymakers, NGOs, and others to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.


IDinsight is a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilaterals, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. We work across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, and financial inclusion.

International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. IFPRI’s vision is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. Its mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.

IGNITE Worldwide

IGNITE Worldwide is the answer to achieving gender equity in STEM. We work directly with teachers during the school day to provide programming that promotes STEM education and career advancement for girls and non-binary youth from historically marginalized communities. Through hands-on events that connect students with role models who live and work in their communities, students recognize new possibilities for their futures.

Investing in Women

Established in 2016, Investing in Women tackles one of the most critical social and economic issues of our time: gender inequality. Investing in Women uses innovative approaches to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs and to influence the enabling environment to promote women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar through Workplace Gender Equality (WGE), Impact Investment for Women’s SMEs and Influencing Gender Norms.

JA Americas

As part of one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we create pathways for employability and job creation. Each year, our network serves nearly 1.3 million students in 30 countries.


KOMPAK’s goal is to help the poor and vulnerable benefit from improved delivery of basic services and economic opportunities. To achieve this, we support initiatives that will improve the capabilities of sub-national government – at the national, provincial, district, sub-district and village levels – to manage and deliver basic civil registration, health and education services and create an enabling environment for local economic development. Integral to this is strong development planning and coordination, effective and inclusive local governments, and performance-oriented and efficient public financial management systems.


We empower underrepresented women to share their unheard stories through media training. we elevate their voices and promote their work on a global stage to disrupt the current media landscape. Lensational has a three-layered impact model: emotional empowerment, economic empowerment and advocacy.

Management Systems International (MSI)

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company is driven to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges affecting those less fortunate across the developing world. Services include strategy, evaluation and analysis; democracy and governance; peach and stability; transparency and accountability; education and training.

Nava Lingua

Nava Lingua understands that acquiring language is not something you achieve only through studies alone. It is a process that requires visual and auditory first hand experience. That is why when you learn at Nava Lingua we will provide you with the materials and experiences that you need to learn the language that you have chosen.

Plan International USA

The Plan International network consists of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and more than 70 program offices. The national offices, of which Plan International USA is one, are responsible for governance, fundraising, and program and grants management. National offices work with program offices to fund and deliver programs in Plan’s program countries. Plan’s field work is split into four regional offices: Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Americas, and West Africa. Each regional office includes 12-14 country offices.

polly & other stories

polly & other stories brings human ideals back into retail by integrating original, innovative designs and products with flawless quality with the inspiring stories and creative talent of the people that make them. We work with a diverse community of innovative artisans, designers, artists and entrepreneurs across Pakistan that have a unified vision of growth and dynamic product development.

RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

Search for Common Ground

Conflict and differences are inevitable. Violence is not. We partner with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts. We work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: Dialogue+, Media+, and Community+.

Social Impact

We seek to understand, learn from, and improve global development activities. SI provides consulting, technical assistance, and training services to public and private aid agencies, non-governmental organizations, and governments. We help our clients plan for and measure development results. We strengthen staff and organizational performance. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty, improve health and education, promote peace and democratic governance, foster economic growth, and protect the environment.

Sub-K IMPACT Solutions Limited

Sub-K is a digital finance (Fintech) company that offers affordable, accessible and scalable financial and payment services to BoP segment. Sub-K seeks to bridge the digital divide, and create a ‘financially included’ society, through a robust and widespread retail distribution network and in-house Fintech solutions. Sub-K bridges the financial divide between banks and un/underbanked population by effectively leveraging technology and local entrepreneurship. Sub-K creates a high-tech-high-touch operating infrastructure at the last mile to deliver meaningful financial services through a capital light model and a wide distribution network.


We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer the chance to economically and socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives on their own initiative.


Tanager connects people and partners to align interests, expand market access, and unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities that result in reliable supply chains, stable incomes, healthy families and resilient communities. Creating a world where people can improve their lives is why we do the work we do. We believe there is great untapped potential for growth, and we co-create solutions to realize gains for farms, households, and communities. Every partnership, project, and activity brings about life-changing economic opportunities.

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. Tetra Tech’s innovative, sustainable solutions help our clients address their water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development challenges.

United States Energy Association

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. USEA's mission is "to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all."


UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.


In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

Vim Collaborative

We help our partners see the future faster, and in a new and different way. Our areas of expertise - ideation & strategy; fundraising & events; and communications & storytelling.

Women in Global Health

Women in Global Health (WGH) is an organization, built on a global movement that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. We believe that everyone has the right to attain equal levels of participation in leadership and decision-making regardless of gender. WGH creates a platform for discussions and collaborative space for leadership, facilitates specific education and training, garners support and commitment from the global community, and demands change for Gender Transformative Leadership.


Woven link believes in the looking after young people’s talents and nurturing youth programs that re-connects Education, Entrepreneurship and Employability. Our goal is to improve the quality of vocational education programs, entrepreneurship practice and employability competencies.

Coaching Team

Drawn from nine different countries, coaches provide 1:1 executive leadership coaching to the selected social innovation leaders.