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Leading Change For A Sustainable Future

September 15 – 16

Location: NH Hotel The Hague, Netherlands / online









Join us in The Hague or online to experience the Rise and Lead Summit on September 15-16.

Rise & Lead Summit features industry leaders, corporate executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and next-gen leaders who share best practices and insights to drive the change toward diversity, equity and inclusion.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Meet Our Speakers

Robert Biedroń

Member of the European Parliament | Chair, FEMM Committee

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings B.V. and Chair Advisory Board of SER

Willem Brandt

President, Continental Europe at The Kraft Heinz Company

Sarah Woodhouse

Deputy Company Secretary & Head of Corporate, Unilever PLC

Dagmar Schumacher

Director, Brussels Office of UN Women

Hilary Richters

Director at Deloitte | Lead Digital Ethics | Inclusion & Diversity Driver

Rhonda A. Ocha

Board member, Rise and Lead Women and Chair of the Executive Women Roundtable.

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs of UPS Europe


Hanneke Spruyt-Panbakker

Vice President Sales, Country Manager Benelux at Procter & Gamble

Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik

CEO of Trianon Scientific Communication | President of the Brussels Binder

Wendy (Barbara) Morée

Regional Sales Director, Salesforce | President, Women's Network, NL

Hedwige Nuyens

CEO, International Banking Federation & Chair, EWoB (European Women on Boards)

Remko Reinders

Vice President of Professional Services for Northern Europe at Salesforce

Jody Samuels Ike

Global Brand Director for Portfolio Scotch and Gordon’s Gin at Diageo

Jennifer Eversen

Vice President Professional Services –Salesforce Northern Europe

Yulia Stark

President, European Women's Association | Senator WBAF

Albert Vallejo

Head of Government Affairs EMEA at Mattel

Adebola Kupoluyi

Head of Operational Services for Africa, American Tower Corporation

Virginia Colurcio

Senior Vice President, People & Culture Europe and Global Organisation/Talent strategy at Prologis

Join us in The Hague or online to experience the Rise and Lead Summit. Our keynotes, expert-led workshops and mentoring sessions will focus on the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career and drive sustainable changes in our world. In addition, the executive roundtables and panels will connect inclusive leaders from global companies to share valuable cross-industry insights and best practices.


Quality Speakers & Expert Panels

Learn and share knowledge with excellent speakers, C-Suite executives and influenttial leaders who will share their knowledge, wisdom and model of success. 

Knowledge & Tools

You will learn from experienced leaders about practical ways to prepare for top leadership positions, advocate for yourself and others, and lead the change for a sustainable future

Valuable CONTENT

Rise and Lead Summit features exclusive premium content, expert-led workshops, and executive panel discussions. Among the themes are career advancement, leadership development, business growth,  diversity and inclusion, ESG and sustainability.

Diverse Community

Rise and Lead Summit has been described as the most inspiring and diverse conference you will see in Europe. Connect and network with a diverse group of women and men for future collaborations and partnerships.

Why Attend the Rise and Lead Summit?

Advancing Diversity and inclusion benefit everyone. As we set out to rebuild the losses caused by the pandemic, there’s no better time for men and women to partner as leaders to lead a sustainable change. The Rise and Lead Summit is set to address these issues and help you take your leadership and career to the next level.

We invite you to join us in The Hague, Netherlands or sponsor your leaders to attend.

The Summit registration fee includes two days of sessions, networking and leadership masterclasses and an optional award ceremony.

You have the questions
and we’ve got the answers!

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Summit 2019