Empowering Women In Business for Leadership and Impact

DATE: September 27, 2018

TIME: 9 AM – 5 PM



The Hague’s first Rise & Lead summit for Women In Business!

 The face of business is changing, and we want to lead the way.


Join us September 27, 2018 for the inaugural Rise and Lead Summit for women in business.

The Rise and Lead Women summit will be bringing together entrepreneurial women, business executives, and professionals and providing a knowledge-rich environment in which to connect, learn new skills and share best practices. The event is an exciting chance to meet inspirational luminaries, industry leaders, and mentors.

The rise and Lead women summit was borne out of the need to see more women take the lead in the workplace and marketplace and close the gender gap.

Rise & Lead Women Summit host, Ebere Akadiri, will present the summit in partnership with Hannah Huber of SPARK Women, Amsterdam, and Poonam Barua of Women in Leadership (WILL), India.


The Rise & Lead Summit is for the entrepreneurial woman, or professional who wants to advance in her leadership journey and career, grow personally and professionally, and become the change she wants to see.The summit will focus on visibility, negotiation and networking strategies required for leadership and impact.



At the end of the one-day event, participants will walk away with:

  • Strategies, tactics and tools for professional leadership advancement and business growth
  • Connect and receive mentorships from business leaders and executives
  • An opportunity to connect and cultivate meaningful relationships with quality business contacts, enabling you to grow future collaboration and partnerships
  • The confidence to lead, and ready to advance into leadership roles within your organisations.


At our expert panel sessions, you will learn new skills, contribute to the leadership and visibility conversations and receive answers to your burning questions.

During the Power session, which is divided into two sessions, professionals will learn how to grow their personal brands and navigate through the barriers to executive positions while entrepreneurs will learn how to use the right marketing and sales strategies to grow their business.

Meet our 2018 speakers

Poonam Barua

Forum For Women In Leadership, India

Martin Wörsdörfer

Member of The Dutch Parliament

Melonie Dodaro

Social Selling and Linkedin Influencer

Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers

Manager of Tech and Innovation, IBM

Stephanie Ward

Business & Marketing Mentor

Emmy McCarthy

Community Builder and Systems Strategist

Barbara Rogoski

TEdx and Executive Speaker Coach

Manuela Damant

Open The Door Leadership

Natali Drake

Author and Storyteller

Elienne Oei

Investor and Financial Advisor

Renee Veldman-Tentori

Social Media and Digital Communication Strategist

Sukai Ceesay

Founder/CEO of Royal Blue & Orange International Trading

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Ataro Foods

Hannah Huber

Amsterdam Academy & Founder of Spark Women

About Rise And Lead Women Summit

A full-day summit ticket includes:

Full summit access

Goodie bag

All day refreshments

Healthy lunch and snacks

The summit provides the added opportunity to network and collaborate with the right business partners.


The Hague


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