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

February 28, 2024 10:00 am

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.

​​​If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to [email protected], tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks, or submit your comments via YouTube.

Breakfast will be provided to in-person attendees.


Rachel Kyte, Professor of Practice in Climate Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Minouche Shafik, President, Columbia University

Caroline Leclerc, Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank


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



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