Rise and Lead Women

Connect2Grow meet up

January 31st, 2019

What an enlightening evening in The Hague!

It was an evening full of connections, inspiration and personal growth! We heard from Rise and Lead founder, Ebere Akadiri, and special guest, Clare Summerfield.

We shared our collective insights, perspectives and ideas. We learned about personal growth, financial intelligence and goal execution strategies.
During our Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle session, we connected deeply, 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, from our incredibly talented facilitators who guided and mentored our small groups which were made up of Adeleye Falade, Deborah E. Valentine, Lisa Dempsey, Unzela Haider, Ana Monforte, and Monica Fuentes.

We connected with amazing women and a few men over small bites and good drinks. We were encouraged to unleash our potential and we each left inspired and ready to achieve all our intentions for 2019 and grow into our leadership roles.

Thank you for joining us in The Hague!

If you were unable to attend this event, you could find us at another Connect2Grow event, coming up on April 12, 2019.

Together we are women on the rise! We are passionate to grow, influence and lead.



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What Do Our Participants Say After Attending a Connect2Grow Event?


Was a great evening, I didn’t get the chance to talk to you but perhaps at the next one!

Renée Veldman-Tentori

It was a great event. Many thanks Ebere Akadiri and all the facilitators. I learnt a lot and look forward to the next one.

Beatrice Lukose

Wow! I almost didn’t sleep last night ’cause I was still buzzing from the wonderful session. Thanks Ebere Akadiri & Team for such a successful & Fulfilling event. Look forward to the next ones.

Ediri Sobotie

Congratulations Eby. Thank you so much for such awesome and insightful event. The facilitators were wonderful too. I learned a lot​, can’t wait for the next one

Sabina Senne

Ebere Akadiri was joined by special guest expert, Clare Summerfield.


The following facilitators joined us:




Is there a schedule for the day?
Each event is unique, and schedules are subject to change per event. The day usually begins at 5:30 pm and will go on until 8:30 pm, but could go a little longer. The Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle brings several expert facilitators who sit together with 5 to 6 participants for a deep-dive conversation. Each event includes bites, drinks and networking time.


Can my organisation sponsor this event?
For sponsorship information, contact us here.

I’m new to Rise and Lead. How would I benefit from Connect2Grow event?
The benefit of attending our Connect2Grow includes, but is not limited to, meeting new people, receiving skill-building content, and sharing insights and perspectives on how to become the leader you desire to be.


I want to bring a group to Connect2Grow. How do I get the discount?
To receive a group discount, please contact us at ebere@riseandleadwomen.com


Who should attend Rise and Lead Events?
Professionals, entrepreneurs, organisation leaders, students and change-makers.



Special thanks to our sponsors, Elliot Lloyd International and Ataro Foods for their financial and knowledge support.

Do you want your organisation to sponsor our next event? Contact us here.



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