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.


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.

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).


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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+.


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.

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.