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!


"I found the WILD Conference to be a worthwhile experience because it blended networking opportunities with top-notch motivational speakers who focus on relevant issues women deal with in the workplace. I enjoyed the unique topics covered in mini-breakout sessions and the variety of vendors in the expo as well. Overall, I give the WILD conference high marks for delivering on a value-added experience for women! "

JoAnn DeSantis-Barnes, SPHR
Scott Enterprises, Director of Human Resources

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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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