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Redefining Leadership

September 14 – 15

Location: NH Hotel The Hague, Netherlands / online









Join us in The Hague or online to experience the Rise and Lead Summit on September 14-15.

The Rise & Lead Summit 2023 will focus on how partnering with corporate leaders and individuals can empower women to take action to achieve diversity in leadership, which results in a positive and systemic change within our community and our world.

This  Summit will bring together over 400 senior and young leaders and male allies from diverse industries and sectors in Europe and across the globe to share their winning practices to achieve gender diversity, equity and inclusion.

Meet Our Past 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

Building on the insights from our 2022 event, which outlined what needs to be done to go beyond window dressing and achieve gender-diverse leadership, the 2023 programme will focus on measurements and accountability on what results when we achieve these objectives and why we need to accelerate change.

Topics will  include:

  • Accelerating women’s leadership journey to the C-suite 
  • Going beyond gender and addressing strategies to advance other marginalised groups.
  • Reimagining the role of Leaders:  The Empathetic Leader  
  • Getting inspired to Lead:    Inclusive leaders share their stories of how to make an impact and engage others.
  • Strategic networking  – why it is important for your career progression and success


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?

The 6th Rise & Lead Summit 2023 is dedicated to accelerating diversity in leadership, going beyond gender and boosting women’s skillsets. This two-day event will bring together over 400  women and men, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs and young leaders from both the private and public sectors.  This Summit will inspire you with keynote speeches, motivate you during fireside chats and empower you with hands-on workshops to begin your rise to leadership or to continue your journey to making a positive impact for sustainable change.

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