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Leadership. Inclusion. Allyship

 Theme: Driving Inclusion: Rebuilding Business Post-COVID through Inclusive leadership

September 22 – 24









You are invited to join us for a 3-day education and knowledge sharing experience featuring trailblazers and leaders leading the change towards inclusivity and equity. You will walk away with tools and ideas to advance your career and support women to rise.

The Rise and Lead Summit brings together industry leaders, corporate executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, next-generation leaders, change-makers, and organisations to share best practices, learn new skills and drive the change towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Meet Our Past Speakers

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chairman Executive Board Aon Holdings & Global CMO Aon Inpoint

Jennifer Eversen

Senior Director Strategic Services Benelux – Salesforce

Jeroen van Vliet

Director Field Sales of Coca-Cola European Partners Netherlands (CCEP NL) and member of the Dutch board

Rhonda A. Ocha

Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard

Emily K. Graham

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHillard

Ari Weinzweig

CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Irine Gaasbeek

Country Managing Director Accenture | Responsible Leadership & Equality | Digital Transformation & Innovation

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs at UPS Europe

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods | Author | Women in Leadership Advocate | Keynote Speaker

Linda Aiello

EVP, Employee Success BP (HR) at Salesforce

Register now to experience the Rise and Lead Summit from the comfort of your home. Our expert-led workshops, mentoring sessions and fireside chats will focus on the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career, lead a successful business, and advocate for yourself and others. In addition, the executive roundtables and panels will connect inclusive leaders from global companies to share valuable cross-industry insights.


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 and practice how to prepare yourself for top leadership positions, position yourself for promotions, negotiate your salary and ask for a flexible work structure. Over 3 days, you will be equipped with the knowledge, mentorship and network you need to rise and lead.


Rise and Lead Summit features exclusive premium content, expert-led workshops, and executive roundtables. Among the themes are career advancement, workplace policies that work for women and underrepresented groups, leadership skills-building, business development and mental health and productivity, DEI.

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, men and people of colour.

Over the course of three days, you will meet, connect with, learn from, contribute to and network with diverse leaders who will generously share their expertise, insights, and friendship with you.

Together, our community will gain a better understanding of what it means to Rise and Lead in the workplace, the marketplace and society, and why it matters for our world. We will learn the everyday actions we can take to make sustainable and lasting changes towards diversity, equity and inclusion.

Why Rise & Lead Summit?

Most of the jobs lost during the pandemic were held by women, which reverses the progress made towards equality. 
A 2020 analysis by Mercer found a leaky pipeline for women in leadership. Up to 45% of women join the workforce, yet only 29% make it past the middle management roles. Female representation falls from around 50% in entry-level ranks to about 25% at the executive level and approximately 7% at the CEO level. (McKinsey LeanIn Report)
At Rise and Lead, our mission is to increase the representation of women at the top leadership positions by providing programs and resources to women and companies who hire them.
Our platform connects highly motivated women with senior executives who serve as role models and mentors and to other valuable resources for career growth.
 How can we close the gender leadership and financial gap? Join the Rise and Lead Summit.

Companies and Organizations Represented at the Conference

We Appreciate Our Sponsors & Outreach Partners

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

Summit 2019