Our Advisory Board is made up of men and women at the forefront of gender parity and financial inclusion of women. They contribute their knowledge and expertise in shaping the programs geared toward leadership development.

Meet Our Board Members

We work closely together to provide the most eye-opening, educational and inspirational content available – dedicated to help empower our rapidly growing community with the knowledge and skills needed to flourish in the various sectors

Ebere Akadiri

Founder/CEO of Ataro Foods, Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit
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Poonam Barua

Chairman/CEO at Forum For Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women

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Sheila Gemin

Executive Coach, Entrepreneur and Engineer
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Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Philanthropist, a Social Entrepreneur and Fintech & Payments Professional
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Deborah Valentine

Empathetic leader, supporting teams, projects and people in transition
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Meet Our Rise and Lead Summit Team

Deborah Valentine

Event Team Lead

Unzela Haider

Head of Speaker

Ana Monforte

Speakers Team

Estela Rueda

IT/Tech Manager

Ida Dwiteranti


Michelle Pascua


Monica Fuentes


Emma England


Ebere Akadiri

Partnership/Content and Marketing/Founder