Our events inspire, challenge and connect leaders of diverse background to take the lead in advancing women in the workplace, marketplace and in society.

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events


Contributing to discussions – how to find and use your voice

Online | Thursday, 23 June 2022 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CEST)

Looking forward to welcoming you there!

Past Events


Bridging the Gender Salary Gap: How to Get What You Deserve

Online | Wednesday, 18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CEST)

Want to learn some concrete ways to better position yourself and the value you bring?

Interested on learning how to improve the way you negotiate and what to pay attention to?

Join us for a productive session with experienced industry leaders.

Looking forward to welcoming you there!


Barriers to Advancement and How to Overcome Them

March 10 | Online | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CET)

Do you want to get pointers and advice to  meet your career goals? 

Join us and receive mentorship from some of today’s top senior leaders.


International Women’s Day 2022

Women in Power: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

March 8 | Online | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (CET)

Join us in celebrating women’s achievements, raise awareness about gender bias and find ways to close the gender leadership gap.

Together we rise. Together we lead. #BreakTheBias


Integrating your Goals with Career Planning

February 03 | Online | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CET)

Need guidance on how to align your goals with your future career plans to make progress this year?

Join us for our very first online event of the year! We’re bringing together seasoned leaders as speakers.

The Hague

Connect2Grow Year-End Celebration – Gratitude and Commitments

December 16 | Online | 7.00 PM – 9:00 PM (CET)

Join us on December 16th for our Connect2Grow year-end celebration.  Get to meet and mingle with members and friends of Rise and Lead Women Community from around the globe. 

Join the celebration!

The Hague

Rise To Leadership Program

To be announced | 6 – 7 PM CET

You are invited to join us for the Rise To Leadership program, a 6-week live group personal leadership development program that’s created to enable you to cultivate the mindset you need to climb the leadership ladder. The practical hands-on curriculum is designed to prepare women in mid-career for top leadership roles.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

The Hague

Rise & Lead Summit 2021

September 22 – 24, 2021 | 1 -6 pm CET

The 4th edition of the annual Rise and Lead Summit was a 3-day virtual event that was organised to advance the leadership & impact of attendees. During the event, top executives and future leaders converged to discuss pressing topics on career advancement, office reopening, and other topics that disproportionately affect women, especially working mothers. Recordings of the event are available upon request.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

The Hague

UPS Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2021: Crossing Borders, Connecting Entrepreneurs and Promoting Economic Empowerment

May 26, 2021 | Online | 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM CET

UPS partnered with Rise & Lead Women to host an engaging discussion and knowledge-sharing event with female entrepreneurs in Africa and Europe. The goal was to educate, inspire and connect female entrepreneurs in order to help them leverage the opportunity of e-commerce and succeed in the international landscape. It was an evening of engaging discussions and knowledge sharing on how to expand your business beyond borders. Join Rise and Lead Women’s Founder Table Club to be notified of future events.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

The Hague

Connect2Grow Mentoring Series – Image and Networking: Enhancing your Personal Brand to Build Valuable Relationships

April 30 | Online | 6.00 PM – 8:00 PM (WAT)

The Rise and Lead Women Africa hosted a virtual edition of their monthly Connect2Grow Mentoring Series event with the “Queen of Networking” – Karika Yonreme, the Vice-President at Softcom Limited.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

The Hague

A Live Conversation With Wendy Moore

Topic: Advancing in Leadership as a Working Mother

April 28 | LinkedIn | 12.00 PM (CET)

During this live conversation with Wendy Moore, the Senior Manager – EMEA ISV GTM at Salesforce and President Salesforce Women’s Network, Netherlands, she shared her personal story as a mother in leadership, life lessons, her biggest challenges, and tips for juggling work and motherhood with us. She also talked about how she’s supporting the advancement of women in Salesforce through the Salesforce Women’s Network.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Rise and lead - Marisa Daly

Connect2Grow Mentoring Series – Becoming A Bold Leader

April 8 | Online | 6 PM – 8 PM CEST

During the virtual edition of our Connect2Grow Community for a Virtual Mentoring Circle + Mentor Session with Sheila Gemin, the Client Executive Partner Financial Service at Atos, we focused on your career advancement and personal growth.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Rise and lead - Marisa Daly

A live Conversation with Marisa Daly

Topic:  Leading Through Resilience

April 7 | Online | 5 pm CET

During the live conversation with Marisa Daly, the Head of HR, Africa at American Tower Corporation, she shared her own story of resilience and survival, how to support employees who may be experiencing or have experienced traumatic situations, and how she’s using her position and leadership to create valuable connections and add value to others.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Founders talk

Weekly FREE Founders Table Talks – Q&A Session

Every Monday at 2 PM: Online

Founders talk

Leading the Change Towards A More Inclusive and Equitable World

March 1: 4 pm CET

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

The Hague

Rise and Lead Summit 2020

September 24-25, 2020: The Hague

The 3rd annual Rise and Lead Summit was held to advance your leadership & impact! The Rise and Lead Summit brought together industry leaders, corporate executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups, young leaders, change-makers and organisations to share best practices, learn new skills and drive the change towards gender parity. Join the #RiseandLead movement!


Connect2Grow: Building Social Impact into Your Career

February 11, 2020

Having braved the strong winds left by Storm Ciara, 30 women and 3 men made their way to the Connect2Grow #LeadtheChange event, which took place on the 11th of February at The Coca Cola Office in Rotterdam.


Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle

June 20, 2019

The Rise and Lead Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle “Overcoming Limiting Habits” has been designed to help professionals conquering habits that have a negative impact on their growth. Habits like procrastination, passive aggressiveness, aversion to risks, and negativity aren’t just personal quirks, they could permanently hinder career aspirations. Overcoming these limiting habits will help propel you to fulfill your full potential and increase your chances for career success.


Connect2Grow Meet Up

January 31, 2019

During our Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle session, we shared our aspirations and got some inspiration, guidance, and mentorship from our passionate facilitators. We received practical tools and action steps to move through our blocks and fears and to achieve our goals faster; and we learned about personal growth, financial intelligence, and goal execution strategies.