Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)
WILD brings together new and emerging grassroots women leaders with disabilities from around the world to build skills, exchange experiences and strategies, create new visions and strengthen international networks of support.
At the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), women leaders with disabilities strengthen their professional and personal leadership capacity through a series of intensive workshops and hands-on activities.
Workshops focus on:
- Using the media
- Implementing policy and legislation
- Project planning
- Networking with international allies
- Increasing employment and educational opportunities and
- Advocating for accessible healthcare
An innovative component of the WILD program is the Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI). WILD delegates meet with international development agency representatives to plan for future collaboration and exchange strategies for inclusion of women with disabilities in development projects.
“WILD Women” return to their countries with new tools for creating inclusive communities and renewed commitment to addressing issues critical to women and girls with disabilities. MIUSA has hosted women’s leadership programs in 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012.
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Our goal is to raise funds through donations for the next WILD program empowering women and girls with disabilities. Every donation large or small brings us closer to that goal!