Women Leaders in Global Health Conference History

Several years ago, Dr. Michele Barry envisioned gatherings of  global health leaders working for gender diversity in health care to share best practices, identify ways to collaborate, and inspire each other and the next generation of advocates. The first Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference was held at Stanford University on Oct. 12, 2017, and continues to take place around the world. Read more about the origins of the WLGH conferences here.

Previous Conferences

3rd Annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Hosted at the Rwanda Kigali Convention Center

November 9-10, 2019

The 2019 WLGH Conference convened speakers and participants from diverse sectors in global health. The two-day event featured plenary sessions, panel discussions, interactive leadership and skill-building workshops, and opportunities for networking and mentoring. The robust agenda was filled with relevant and thought-provoking conversations meant to inspire dialogue around the leadership challenges facing females working in global health. Specific topics included global trends and developments, as well as the role of stakeholders in promoting women leadership within global health.

Further information including past agenda, speakers, and highlights can be found at: https://www.wlghconferences.org/.

2nd Annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Hosted at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

November 8-9, 2018

The 2018 WLGH Conference brought together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all. The two-day conference was packed with talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops, skills sessions and more. Topics centered around applying a gender lens on organizational and political leadership, the global burden of disease, emergency responses, and more. 

Further information including past agenda, speakers, and highlights can be found at: https://wlghconference.org/2018

1st Annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Hosted at Stanford University School of Medicine

October 12, 2017

The 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference was hosted at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A one-day conference highlighting emerging and established women leaders in global health, the goal of the event was to provide opportunities for participants to encounter cutting-edge thinking in global health, network with potential mentors and collaborators in the field, as well as build leadership skills and wrestle with how to advance women as a force in global health leadership.

Further information including past agenda, speakers, and highlights can be found at: https://wlghconference.org/2017

WLGH conferences catalyze meaningful intergenerational  and intersectional dialogue around the barriers and successes for careers in global health. It is THE place to have safe and  honest conversations with senior women leaders, as well hear young voices in global health.

Dr. Michele Barry, Founder of WomenLift Health & WLGH Conferences