Who We Are


Rise and Lead Women is a leadership organisation that accelerates women’s leadership journeys by offering educational and digital content, sharing stories that inspire action, and connecting leaders on topics that drive change.

How We Do It

We achieve our goals by designing and delivering leadership development programs for women, advocating for inclusion in workplaces through executives’ roundtables and interviews, and creating events that connect leaders and senior executives. 




Rise and Lead Summit is a two-plus-day global leadership conference that brings together inclusive leaders and top executives from global industries to exchange ideas and share insights for advancing women in the workplace and society. 

More than 300 executives and professionals share their knowledge and experience in workshops and small circle networking sessions. Topics are wide-ranging and relevant. Previous sessions have examined Conscious Inclusion, Managing Mental Health, Workplace Policies, and Allyship. 



Our Story

Frustrated by the lack of resources, leadership events, and networking options available for women in her community, Ebere Akadiri was inspired to fill the void. So she and co-founder Poonam Barua launched Rise and Lead Women in 2018.

Since then, Rise and Lead Women has grown from a local empowerment initiative to a global platform focusing on driving inclusion and equity in the workplace and marketplace.

Our Community