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Rise & Lead Summit & Awards 2024


Join the most inspiring and diverse leadership conference in Europe

September 12 – 13

Location: Hilton Hotel The Hague, Netherlands / online








Connect. Learn. Rise & Lead

Rise & Lead Summit is Europe’s premier leadership conference for impact driven leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers.


Every year we gather some of the most inspiring and authentic leaders for a 2-day event to share ideas and knowledge. We set the tone for companies and individuals as senior executives and experts share their wisdom and strategies around current leadership trends and deliver actionable insights to boost your skills and help you achieve your full potential..


This summit has been an incredible experience for me. I attended with the intention of learning from experienced leaders and discovering my own voice in meetings. I was also eager to support others in their leadership journeys and engage in meaningful discussions with peers on topics close to my heart, such as gender diversity and empowering women in the field. Moreover, the networking sessions provided an invaluable opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who may be facing similar challenges.

— Summit Attendee


Quality Speakers & Expert Panels

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

Stay on top of trends

As society becomes increasingly diverse, and as leaders, we must adapt to stay ahead. Learn the latest strategies and initiatives to move the DEI conversation forward and deliver the best ROI.

Professional Development

With over 20+ sessions available, there is something for everyone. Save time and money while gaining valuable knowledge through our carefully crafted, practical, and interactive workshops. Our workshops are led by experts in their fields and offer a hands-on approach to enhancing your leadership skills, driving business development, prioritising well-being, and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (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 and men for future collaboration and partnerships.

Meet Our Past Speakers

Pascalle Grotenhuis

Director General International Corporation |Netherlands

Burçak İnel

Director, Financing Sustainable Growth | European Banking Federation

Samira Rafaela

Member of the European Parliament for Dutch social-liberal party D66

Anne Mclaren

Chief Executive Officer at American Tower, South Africa

Marcel Molenaar

Country Manager & Director Marketing Solutions LinkedIn Benelux

H.E. Dr Eniola Ajayi

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Kingdom of The Netherlands

Carlos Faria

Commercial Vice President of Continental Europe at The Kraft Heinz Company

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

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

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

The Rise & Lead Summit 2024 will focus on discovering and igniting the leader within us to drive gender-balanced leadership needed for a more equitable and inclusive future.  We will hear from inspirational leaders who share their stories on how they found their voice; you will learn what skills are needed to progress in your careers and become a leader of change.  Join us to meet and engage with others who have joined our Community to Connect, Learn and Rise & Lead!  

Our 2023 Summit Keynote speakers included an Ambassador to The Netherlands, a Member of the European Parliament and CEOs of several global corporations who shared their journey of how they learned to lead in an authentic way and how they are making their organisations inclusive.  Speakers for the 2024 Summit will be announced soon!

Topics will include:

  • Getting Inspired to Lead: Inclusive leaders share their stories on how they inspire others
  • Accelerating women’s leadership journey to the C-suite
  • Strategic workshops and networking to boost your career and become a changemaker

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I feel empathy in the conversation that we have at the summit, and a lot of connection with myself as well, which is very motivating, and I’m sure that everyone else in the room has the same feeling. So we are coming back to our companies to network with more motivation to make a difference in equality, diversity, and inclusion.

— Summit Attendee