Rise To Leadership Program

Accelerating women’s leadership and impact

A 12-week training and mentorship course helping women to become

the leaders they’re meant to be.

You can lead from where you are!

The tools and resources you need are already within you.

Are you ready to lead and make an impact in your company and community?

Most leadership training designed for women assumes that to succeed in your leadership journey, you must somehow adopt a dominant identity, even if it means letting go of your femininity and authenticity.

While it’s true that women have not been socialised to compete successfully in a world designed for men, we must learn skills that help us to succeed. However, you need not change your identity to grow as a leader.

Instead, as women, you can focus on the impact you’re here to make – using your gifts, talents and unique value. This requires you to adopt behaviours that help advance your impact instead of learning to adopt a masculine approach.

The Rise To Leadership program is for women who desire to develop their leadership without changing their identity.

Starting February 7, 2023, we will be learning and sharing knowledge with an elite group of women. Our programs are designed to prepare women in mid-level management roles to move into top leadership roles while staying true to their authentic leadership style. Participants learn from the experiences and perspectives of executive role models and thought leaders who have walked their paths. 


Oluwabusayo Bamigbola

Vice President, Internal Audit – Finance and Corporate Functions Transformation

This program was certainly insightful and full of practical lessons that every woman in leadership, or aspiring to be, should apply in their roles.

I am so grateful for this opportunity & I look forward to paying it forward.

Laurence Mariello

UPS SCS Europe & ISMEA HR BP Director

It was really nice to see that you are not alone, we are not alone, in facing these questions or situations. It helped me to grow in confidence and the way to address things.

And now, I have discovered that I need to have a plan.

Adebola Kupoluyi

Head of Operational Services, Africa, American Tower Corporation

The opportunity has been an eye-opener. Amidst every other thing, one thing that I will never forget is the fact that I have the right to ask for what I want in my career.

There is no point playing small. If I want it, and I know that I deserve it, then I should ask.

Learning Outcomes

Accelerate your leadership and impact.

Discover what makes you unique so you can show up with authenticity and and add value to every table

Move to a senior leadership role within a short time

Create a career plan that excites and motivates you to rise

Gain the courage and confidence to speak up and lead from where you are.

Overcome self-doubts, unleash your inner confidence and use your voice to create the career of your dream

Program Fees

€1,200 (excl. VAT)

What You Get:

6 training modules with 2 live Q&A sessions plus one year of access to the course materials 
A complete workbook with tutorials, exercises, case studies and checklists to help you put what you’ve learned into action
2 bonus self-learning training courses
Private Slack channel for interactions with other participants, insight sharing, Q & A and feedback
Certificate of Completion
1 LIVE mentor session with a panel of senior executives and role models. Drop in to ask questions, make connections, and get personal feedback on your leadership development challenges


The Rise to Leadership Program is a combination of instructor-led sessions and interactive discussions tailored to emerging leaders’ needs. The Program is developed by experienced leaders in collaboration with learning and development experts. 

[Tuesday, February 7, 18.00 – 19.30 CEST] Lesson 1: Know Yourself and the value you bring to the table

You will gain clarity on who you are, the impact you’re here to make and what is most important to you.

[Tuesday, February 8, 18.00 – 19.30 CEST] Lesson 2: Build Your Career Roadmap

Uncover your core value, craft a vision for your growth and advancement and clarify the future you desire to create for yourself.

[Tuesday, February 22, 18.00 – 19.30 CEST] Lesson 3: Overcome success blockers

Uncover hidden beliefs and habits that could hinder you from reaching your desired career vision and goals. Develop supporting habits and beliefs to overcome obstacles and rise.

[Tuesday March 7, 18.00 – 19.30 CEST] Lesson 4: Unleash your confidence: Show up, speak up and be assertive

Overcome self-doubts and make your unique value and contributions visible to the right people.

[Tuesday, March 14, 18.00 – 19.30 CEST] Lesson 5: Build strategic relationships for long-term career success

Accelerate your career growth by investing in your social capital. Build your personal board of advisors and strategically connect with decision-makers, potential mentors and sponsors.

[Tuesday, March 28, 18.00 – 20.30 CEST] Lesson 6: Build your self-advocacy and negotiation skills

You will learn how to make your value and contributions visible to decision-makers. Learn how to negotiate your next role and salary increase.

[Tuesday, April 4, 18.00 – 20.30 CEST] Wrap-up & Closing: Build your self-advocacy and negotiation skills

Closing networking dinner to celebrate your achievement and meet with peers

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

How It Works

The program begins on February 7 and runs until April. 4, during which you’ll go through six instructor-led training sessions, two self-paced bonus modules and one Role Model Panel Discussion with senior executives.

Training takes place every Tuesday at 6 pm CEST. 


  • Attend the live group sessions (1 – 1.5 hours per week,). If you are unable to attend, recordings will be made available to you. However, to get the maximum value out of this program, we strongly recommend following the live group sessions.
  • Complete the self-paced worksheets and individual assignments in between the sessions (1-2 hours per week). This personal work will help you improve your leadership and make strides in your professional growth.
  • Participate in class discussions, share insights, and ideas, and support your peers.
  • Join the private Slack community, participate in discussions, and support one another. We will tap into one another’s collective wisdom, get honest feedback, and build relationships.

Program Fees

€1,200 (excl. VAT)


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/President of Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Institute

Visiting Guest

To Be Announced 


Roberta Avelino

Methods Engineer
Audi Brussels

Laurence Mariello

USCS Europe HR Manager

Esmee To

Technical Consultant Salesforce

Program Fees

€1,200 (excl. VAT)


What happens after I sign up for the Program?

After signing up, you’ll immediately receive a confirmation email from program@riseandleadwomen.com indicating your next steps.

Where does he program take place?

All sessions take place on Zoom. You will receive the zoom meeting link before each lesson.

I cannot afford to sponsor myself; do you offer scholarships?

Yes. Click here to see if you qualify. https://rise-and-lead-institute.mykajabi.com/scholarship-application-rise-to-leadership-program. Scholarships are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is this leadership program only for individuals, or is it open to groups and organizations as well?

The Rise to Leadership program is for both individuals and businesses. For a customised group program, please contact us at program@riseandleadwomen.com.

Can I cancel my paid subscription at any time?

The payment program has been provided to offer leverage to those who cannot afford to pay in one go. So when you sign up, you will lock in 12 months of payment or otherwise, you can choose the one-time payment.

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

If you plan to work through the live program in real-time, we recommend between 2 – 3 hours to join the live session, watch the replay and complete your exercises. If you’d like – engage with your mentors, other participants and the community.

Can I contact you to learn more about the Program?

Absolutely! Please send an email to program@riseandleadwomen.com

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