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Rise To Leadership with Ebere Akadiri

Rhonda A. Ocha is the Director of Market Delivery at Mastercard Europe, a member of the Mastercard Women’s Leadership Network steering committee since 2008, an Advisory Board member of PWI Brussels and an active contributor to their STEAM Programme. In this episode with Ebere Akadiri, she shared her personal experience and advice on taking advantage of opportunities for career advancement.
Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, the current Chairman Executive board of Aon Holdings, CMO of Aon Inpoint and chair of Topvrouwen, an initiative based in The Netherlands that gives visibility to board-ready women in the country. In this episode with Ebere Akadiri, she shared her personal experience and advice on taking advantage of visibility as a tool for career advancement.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Rick Zednik, a Director at Pangea Connections; Zuzana Púčiková, the Head of EU Public Policy, and Stefan Tonnon, the Vice President of Human Resources for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Insight. In this episode with Ebere Akadiri, they shared their personal and professional experiences on career advancement by taking advantage of the opportunities of allyship with men, including men in leadership advocacy, and the importance of building allyship.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Wendy (Barbara) Morée, Senior Manager – EMEA ISV GTM at Salesforce and President Salesforce Women’s Network, Netherlands. In this episode with Ebere Akadiri, she shared her personal story as a mother in leadership, life lessons, her biggest challenges, and tips for juggling work and motherhood.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Therese Norlander, the Sustainability Director Europe at The Coca-Cola Company, and her colleague, Sofia Kilifi, the Sustainability and Community Manager for Coca-Cola in Europe. In this conversation with Ebere Akadiri, Therese and Sofia talked about the importance of leading the change through corporate sustainability.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Aylin Arslantas Bumin, the West District Marketing Manager at UPS Europe, overseeing 7 European countries. She has also chaired UPS Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) program in Turkey and in Italy. In this conversation with Ebere Akadiri, she talks about the benefit of networking to one’s career and shares tips for successful networking.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Stefan Tonnon, the Vice President of Human Resources, Insight EMEA. He shares tips for improving leadership with kindness and how leading with kindness can impact people, your culture, and your business results; all through the lens of his personal career journey.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Seun Awolowo, the Executive Director/Vice President at Goldman Sachs in London responsible for building “Launch with GS” at EMEA. She shares her leadership journey and how her understanding of the three dimensions of our lives contributed to her leadership and the importance of leading with impact.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Marisa Daly, the Head of HR, Africa at American Tower Corporation. She shared her story of resilience and survival, how to support employees who may be experiencing or have experienced traumatic situations, and how she’s using her position and leadership to create valuable connections and add value to others.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Cristina Falcone, the Vice President in Public Affairs for UPS Europe. She is very passionate about empowering women, professionals and entrepreneurs and has dedicated her time to mentoring women. In this conversation, she shares her journey to UPS’s top positions, what kind of support she received during her rise, and what tips she has for women who want to get to the top in leadership. 
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Bob Rog, Managing Director Benelux, The Kraft Heinz Company. Bob is passionate about diversity and belonging and shared the backstory of how self-awareness has helped him lead more inclusively and equitably.
In this episode, we featured a live conversation with Hanneke Faber, the President, Global Foods & Refreshment at Unilever, responsible for Unilever’s ice cream, tea and food categories globally, including Unilever Food Solutions. She is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Rise To Leadership with Ebere Akadiri

Our Rise to Leadership Podcast is a bi-monthly LinkedIn Live Show and podcast that takes the guesswork out of how great leaders get to the top and what competencies and qualities have helped them along their journey.

Hosted by Ebere Akadiri, founder of Rise and Lead Women, our Rise to Leadership podcast contains two series – the Inspiring Women Leaders series and the Leadership Conversation series. Each episode features inspiring leaders and role models who are leading impactful companies.

They explore important topics and questions that every aspiring leader needs to ask but often don’t know who to ask. They share the backstory behind their rise and how they use their leadership and influence to lead changes, particularly in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Get ready to be inspired by the honest conversations and stories from top leaders and receive leadership-building tips and tools to grow your leadership and impact.

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