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Meet Ebere Akadiri
Founder and Program Chair
Ebere Akadiri was 7 months pregnant and lost her corporate job. She immediately started a business – a female clothing boutique – which failed twice within 6 months due to her lack of business and leadership skills. Instead of giving up, she decided to learn how to build a business – because you don’t know what you don’t know.
Her restaurant business became successful and expanded into 2 branches and sales outlets and continued growing – until she had to relocate to the Netherlands with her family.
Arriving in a new country with a different culture, language and zero networks and not knowing where to start, Ebere re-started her career from scratch. First, she embarked on a spiritual journey to rediscover herself – values, visions and purpose. In the process, she reinvented herself, found her leadership voice and launched a new business, while taking care of her 5 children.
She now connects women leaders with tools, education and the platform to help women to show up and be visible with their leadership voice and build successful companies. She also leads the global Rise and Lead movement to increase the representation of women in leadership positions in the workplace and in the marketplace.
Director of Partnership
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