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WILD is transforming in our 11th year!

Join us for WILD - A New Beginning on APRIL 18, 2018


Darieth Chisolm, an Emmy Award-winning TV host, former NBC News anchor, coach, speaker, author, visibility and media strategist will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Women In Leadership Development (WILD) Conference Wednesday, April 18 hosted.  

Chisholm, who was a television news anchor at WPXI in Pittsburgh for 25 years, is the founder of 50 Shades of Silence, a movement to give voice and dignity to victims of cyber harassment and online crimes.  Chisolm was herself the victim of cyber harassment.  A documentary in production, also called “50 Shades of Silence,” recounts her harrowing experience and ultimate empowerment.

More about the Program

Entering its second decade, WILD is expanding its series of offerings from an intensive, one-day event to four WILD About events.  The April 18 event will be followed by WILD About forums concentrating on sales and marketing (May 16), personal and business finance (September 18) and doing business internationally (November 12).

Registration for all four WILD Conference events is $100. Admission for the kickoff event alone is $50 and includes the keynote lunch, a panel discussion on workplace harassment. Attendees will receive a free satchel. Admission for each subsequent WILD About event is $35. Register here for events all year and WILD About forums. 



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!

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