The mission of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference is to empower professional and enterprising women with knowledge, energy and passion. The WILD, founded in 2008 by the Gannon University SBDC, is a celebration that recognizes; supports and promotes women in business through women helping women. This concept of connectivity is achieved by encouraging networking, providing leadership opportunities and supporting each other. Knowledge, Energy and Passion – Go WILD!


"As an Advocate for the leadership of women in business and Chair for the ATHENA PowerLink Program I whole heartily support the W.I.L.D. Conference. The W.I.L.D. provides an excellent forum for women to reach out to one another in supporting the growth of women leaders. "

Linda Stevenson
2008 W.I.L.D., Legacy Award Winner

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2014 WILD Legacy Award

The Gannon University Small Business Development Center Recognizes Women Leaders with the 2014 WILD Legacy Award.

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