Rise and Lead Women

Enhance Your Leadership and Impact

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.

Several research insights suggest that the gender leadership gap is caused by a lot of factors including stereotypes, masculine culture, confidence gap, lack of visible role models, lack of management skills, unequal access to mentorship and sponsorship, and lack of network.

The World Economic Forum predicts that at the current rate of progress, it will take 99 years to close the gender gap. We would like to see it closed sooner rather than later.

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 leadership development programs and events that help women embrace their leadership identity, define their leadership brand, become visible with their leadership voice, and get exposure and access to decision-makers and role models, who have the power and influence to help women get a seat at the table.

We partner with corporate organizations who are ready to drive change towards inclusion equity and diversity in workplaces and the marketplace


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Our Rise To Leadership Podcast features established business leaders and C-Suite executives who share stories of their successes, the social impact they are leading and challenges they had to overcome while rising to their leadership positions

Join the Rise and Lead Summit Membership

Grow your leadership and impact through our 12-months of bi-monthly leadership conversations + mentorship. You will have access to past summit recordings, learn and receive support from established leaders all through the year, stay connected and build relationships with a diverse group of bold and strong leaders for support and collaboration. You will also receive a ticket to the 4th annual Rise and Lead Summit (September 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

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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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