The Rise to Leadership program is your opportunity to cultivate the mindset you need to climb the leadership ladder. The practical hands-on curriculum is designed to prepare women in mid-career for top leadership roles.


C-Suite Executives share their journeys to top leadership roles and lessons learned. In addition, they support the ongoing development of our future executive leaders as a way to pay it forward.


We invite global companies to sponsor women with high potential to join our Rise To Leadership Program.

How it works

Practical and Experiential Learning

The program offers three days of immersive learning and knowledge sharing led by senior executives and role models. Participants connect with and learn from experienced faculty of cross-industry leaders and share insights and perspectives with peers through group and one-on-one discussions.

The schedule also includes mentoring circles, panel sessions and closing networking .

Mentors Session with Senior Executives and Role Models

We know that moving up the leadership ladder requires courage and confidence. That’s why our Rise To Leadership Program provides the guidance and support participants need to navigate self-doubts and self-limiting beliefs and to learn how to show up as leaders.

Our curriculum focuses on real-life lessons from business leaders who provide insights into relatable day-to-day leadership issues while successful female executives serve as role models for aspiring leaders.

Whether it’s learning how to establish a business presence, create a career plan, negotiate for a raise, solve daily office challenges, or balance family and work issues, participants leave our meetings with actionable tips and perspectives to practice in their workplace.

The Executive Circle

In the Executive Circle, Rise and Lead alumni join the network to receive further guidance and mentorship from executive faculty members and bi-monthly Connect2Grow and masterclasses for one year for ongoing learning and connections.
Participants share their wins, challenges and progress with a group of peers. Members also enjoy follow-up webinars and in-person Connect2Grow meetings. A one-year membership to our Leaders Network is also included for ongoing professional development.

Rise to Leadership Program alumni connect with peers and C-suite mentors who are ready to share their expertise and answer questions. In addition, alumni enjoy follow-up refresher calls and face-to-face Connect2Grow Mentoring Circle meetings.

Who is this program for?

  • Mid-to-senior women executives who want to understand their leadership style and drive change in their organizations.
  • Female founders and entrepreneurs who want to balance their business growth with their personal growth and become better team leaders.
  • New managers who wish to enhance their leadership and impact and be prepared to take up leadership positions.
  • Aspiring leaders and leaders who want to use their position and influence to drive real inclusion and equity.
  • Individuals who wish to join a global and diverse community of bold women leaders.

What You Get:

3-day live virtual group hands-on and actionable sessions 
4 Live monthly mentor sessions with executive leaders and role models. 
Self-paced video tutorials and worksheets to guide you in completing all the exercises
Private Slack channel for interactions with other participants, insight sharing, Q & A and feedback
Certificate of Completion and a free ticket to the Rise and Lead Summit 2021.
12 months complimentary membership to Connect2Grow Executive Circle


Our world-class faculty features experienced leaders and executives who share actionable and practical tips based on their wisdom and several years of experience. They are authentic and will share the backstories and vulnerable moments behind their rise.

Training Instructors

Ebere Akadiri

Founder/CEO of Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit

Visiting Guest

To Be Announced 

Executive Leaders and Role Models

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs
UPS Europe

Rhonda A. Ocha

Director- Market Delivery
Mastercard Europe

Jennifer Eversen

Senior Director Professional Services
Benelux, Salesforce

Sheila Gemin

Client Executive Partner Banking &
Insurance at Atos Co-President PWN Global



For a customized program for your team or company, please contact program@riseandleadwomen.com

What happens after I sign up?

After signing up, you’ll immediately receive a confirmation email from ebere@riseandleadwomen.com indicating your login credentials and how you can access your member portal with these credentials.

Who should enroll?

  • Professionals who aspire to inspire and influence and lead social changes.
  • Mid-to-senior managers who want to understand their leadership style and become inclusive leaders.
  • Business founders who want to balance their business growth with their personal growth and become better team leaders.

How does the mentoring session work?

Every 2 months, we will invite an established leader to share some information on a thought-provoking topic. After the group learning, you will meet with a group of 6 other leaders for a facilitated mentoring mastermind discussion. This session will last for one hour.

Where does the program take place?

Everything is online — no travel required. You have 1-year access to the program, so you can go through the materials each week as they’re released, or slow things down and work at your own pace.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?

Yes, but only if you let us know 2 weeks before the program starts that you decide to not push through with it.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We are also set up receive bank transfers through invoicing.

How much time do I need to commit for the whole program?

If you plan to work through the live program in real-time, we recommend between 2-4 hours per week to join the live session, watch (and re-watch) the training, complete your assignments and exercises and — if you’d like — engage with your mentors, other participants, and the community.

If you’re not able to dedicate that much time, don’t worry. You get 1-year access to the program and can work at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Do you offer a scholarship?

Yes, we do offer a scholarship for deserving participants. Please click here to learn more about it.

Can I contact you to know more about the program?

Absolutely! Please contact program@riseandleadwomen.com for more information or book a call here: https://calendly.com/rl_speakers/60min