Tickets for the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH18) have now sold out. We are operating a waiting list in case further tickets become available. To register, please see the tickets page and join the wait list for the appropriate ticket category. 

WLGH18, hosted this year by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will bring together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all. Book your place for two days packed with talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops, skills sessions and more. 

Hear from speakers from across the global health sphere including: 

  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the World Health Organization

  • Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

  • Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission

  • Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders

Day 1 includes sessions on:

  • What does leadership in Global Health mean?

  • A cultural lens on gender and organisational leadership

  • Gender in political leadership

  • The gender lens on global burden of disease

  • Moving forward after 50/50

Plus further sessions on big data, IT and technology, global health emergency response, journals addressing gender equity, social entrepreneurship and more.

Day 2 includes a host of sessions including:

  • Spotlight on gender, sexual violence and the #MeToo movement

  • Navigating gender in the private sector

  • Equity in Academic Global Health Partnerships

  • Finding and building your leadership voice (Leadership Accelerator)

  • Systems and design thinking for more effective leadership (Leadership Accelerator)

  • Work-life balance: different cultural perspectives

  • Gender lens on refugees and adolescence: serving the needs of adolescent girls in humanitarian crises

View the full conference programme

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Please direct questions, suggestions and comments to the LSHTM planning team at