Rise and Lead Women

You Deserve A Seat At The Table

Get the tools, resources and network you need to become an influential leader in your industry

Women bring creative ideas and add value to any role they occupy. Studies have shown that diverse teams perform better and produce better results. Yet, women are underrepresented in every sector of the economy.

Rise and Lead Women’s mission is to increase the representation of women at the top leadership positions in workplaces and the marketplace. We achieve this through our leadership development programs and events that help women enhance their leadership competencies and get visible with their unique value and leadership voice.



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Our Rise To Leadership Podcast features established business leaders and C-Suite executives who are creating positive social change towards diversity, inclusion and equity.

Join the Rise and Lead Summit Membership

Grow your leadership and impact through our curated events. Join the 4th annual Rise and Lead Summit takin place in September 22 – 24, 2021

Sign up for our Leadership Development Program

Join the “Rise to Leadership Program”, a live virtual group program that helps you to enhance your leadership and impact.

Corporate Membership

For our corporate membership,

Meet our Past Summit Speakers

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chairman Executive Board Aon Holdings & Global CMO Aon Inpoint

Jennifer Eversen

Senior Director Strategic Services Benelux – Salesforce

Jeroen van Vliet

Director Field Sales of Coca-Cola European Partners Netherlands (CCEP NL) and member of the Dutch board

Rhonda A. Ocha

Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard

Emily K. Graham

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHillard

Ari Weinzweig

CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Irine Gaasbeek

Country Managing Director Accenture | Responsible Leadership & Equality | Digital Transformation & Innovation

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs at UPS Europe

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods | Author | Women in Leadership Advocate | Keynote Speaker

Linda Aiello

EVP, Employee Success BP (HR) at Salesforce

Companies who Attend Rise and Lead Summit

About Rise and Lead

Rise and Lead’s mission is to increase the representation of women in top leadership positions. We achieve this by helping women learn leadership skills that position them to thrive in the professional world, while advocating for gender inclusion and equity.

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