Our Founder

Meet Ebere Akadiri

Founder and Program Chair

Ebere Akadiri, CEO of Rise and Lead Women, has been described as “an inspiring role model to Women” and an influential leader helping women in business to connect with decision-makers and get a seat at the table.

Ebere Akadiri is a leadership strategist, serial entrepreneur, inclusion advocate and host of a top leadership podcast. Drawing on decades of business and leadership experience, she helps women to realise their leadership potential, build confidence and enjoy successful careers and businesses. Ebere has made it her mission to inspire leaders to drive the change to make workplaces more equitable and inclusive while building connections across businesses.

Ebere also founded Ataro Foods and Ataro Marketplace. These companies blend and package spices and provide a platform for minority entrepreneurs to sell their products in Europe and across the world. A former multi-branch restaurant owner with 22 years of business experience, Ebere now dedicates her time to advising small businesses and corporate executives.Ebere regularly writes and speaks about Leadership, Inclusion and Entrepreneurship. She has spoken at various conferences and industry events.


Follow Ebere on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to read her thoughts and insights on inclusive leadership.