WHO IS WILDA?
WILDA stands for Women in Leadership and Development Alliance.
WILDA was co-founded in 2019 by Karen Rule and Alicia Jarrett; both passionate advocates for women in leadership. Karen and Alicia are seasoned HR professionals, facilitators of change and coaching and development experts. Across their twenty plus years of experience, they have each coached and facilitated hundreds of women to develop their leadership capability and navigate the unique hurdles of their careers. Our coaching graduates report that they are inspired to move forward with confidence in their career path and thrive across many broad areas of their lives.
Karen and Alicia draw upon innovative facilitation methods, combining the latest business theory with real-world practice and application, to ensure maximum learning impact.
Their work at WILDA encompasses leadership development programs, coaching women leaders, workshops on breaking bias, workshops on effective sponsorship and workshops on how to build inclusive practices into your organisational culture and gender equity planning. They are both deeply experienced in designing and delivering leadership programs in both the public and private sectors, and across business sectors that cover health, energy, utilities, FMCG, and technology-based companies.
WILDA exists to empower women to lead.
WILDA gives women the tools to lead for tomorrow, whilst supporting organisations with a road map to inclusion for today.
Karen Rule specialises in transforming organisational performance through a focus on inclusive leadership practices and addressing the unique challenges of women in leadership. Through a combination of consulting, facilitation and coaching, Karen moves the dial forward for her clients around positive cultural change.
Alicia Jarrett is an experienced HR professional, executive coach and leader with a career spanning 18+ years encompassing all elements of strategic HR, leadership, learning and coaching. Alicia has worked with many leaders including CEOs, executive committees, general management and emerging leading talent.