Be inspired by our curated content network with like-minded female entrepreneurs, connect with industry executives and be challenged to improve your leadership skills. Rise and Lead Women has put together an exciting agenda with over 20 keynotes, panel and workshops.

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Time DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
9:20 am Opening Speech and Welcome

Ebere Akadiri (CEO of Ataro Foods, Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit) and Emmy McCarthy (Founder, Amsterdam Mamas)

9:50 am Keynote 1: 

Women. Business. Sustainability: The Ecosystem is Unequal. How Organisations Can Create Equal Opportunity for Women 

Poonam Barua (Chairman/CEO Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women)

10:20 am Panel Session 1: How Closing the Gender Leadership Gap Can Lead to Building a Sustainable Business: Addressing The Leaking Corporate Pipeline

Organisations are encountering financial losses due to high turnover, and high costs of recruitment as women drop off the corporate ladder. How can women navigate the corporate dynamics? To drive long-term, sustainable economic performance, organisations must invest in women by providing the right support women need to thrive.

What can corporations do to stop the leaking pipeline? 

Panelists:

  • Poonam Barua (Chairman/CEO Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women)
  • Marguerite Soeteman – Reijnen (Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon)
  • Fleur van Bruggen (Communications Director, Unilever) 

Moderator: Mary Jane Roy (Adviser, Facilitator, Presenter, Coach, Podcast Host, & Writer for Thriving People & (Work)Spaces)

11:20 am Interactive Panel

Panelists:

  • Poonam Barua (Chairman/CEO Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women)
  • Marguerite Soeteman – Reijnen, (Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon)
  • Fleur van Bruggen (Communications Director, Unilever) 
  • Ebere Akadiri (CEO of Ataro Foods, Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit)

Facilitator: Emmy McCarthy (Founder, Amsterdam Mamas)

11:50 am Networking Lunch
1:00 pm Keynote 2: Achieving Financial Wellbeing for ALL

Marguerite Soeteman – Reijnen (Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon)

1:30 pm Panel Session 2: 

Building An Inclusive Culture: Addressing Gender Bias in Companies and Society

Panelists:

  • Rick Zedník (Managing Director at Women Political Leaders)
  • Jeff Turner (VP Sustainability, Royal DSM)
  • Bengisu Çorakçı-Donato (Product Engineer at DSM Dyneema)
  • Paolo Bernasconi (Head of HR, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) 

Moderator: Sheila Gemin (Client Executive @Atos, Co-President PWN Global)

3:00 pm Networking coffee break
3:20 pm Workshop Series 1: Corporate Leadership Stream

  • Build Your Confidence and Step into Your Power – Lisa Dempsey (Leadership Coach and People Strategist)
  • Overcoming Bias at The Workplace and Starting Courageous Conversations at The Table – Unzela Haider (Workplace Consultant – Organisational Psychologist,  Thrive Qube)
Workshop Series 1: Career Advancement and Personal Leadership Stream

  • Finding Clarity and Maintaining Balance – Lara Manqui (Owner at Flourish Empowerment Coaching & Consulting)
  • Discover Your “Genius Zone”. What Are Your Talents? – Dorota Klop-Sowinska (Owner / International Career Coach, DoSo! Coaching)
Workshop Series 1: Entrepreneurial Leadership Stream

  • Brand & Marketing Strategy for Business Scale-Up – Gina Dunn (CEO / Founder iGina Marketing)
  • How to Get All of the Referrals You Want. Learn Who to Ask, How to Ask, and When to Ask in a Natural, Stress-free Way. – Stephanie Ward (Business & Marketing Mentor, Firefly Coaching)
Workshop Series 1: Women Network Forum (panel format with Q&A)

Moderator: Olga Fedora (Knowledge Representation Specialist, Elsevier Women’s Network)

Panelists:

  • Kathy Borys Siddiqui (Owner of Active Action)
  • Marloes de Ruiter (Founder of Zoetermeerse Zakenvrouwen)
  • Vanessa Limon (Business Consultant of Stichting ZAMI)
  • Nazlina Quadir (Co-organiser Women Techmakers Netherlands)
  • Charlene Lambert (Adjunct Professor in International Business and Marketing at Webster University)
3:20 pm C-Level Roundtable Conversation (by invitation only) chaired by Poonam Barua (Chairman/CEO Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women)

a) “It’s not about D&I – its about DNA “

We don’t need to focus on Diversity and Inclusion – but on changing our “hearts, minds and spirit”

b) ”Who will mentor the men in the workplace?”

Building a Gender – Sensitive leadership of male managers who understand “sustainable business”

Panelists:

  • Marguerite Soeteman – Reijnen (Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon)
  • Jeff Turner (VP Sustainability, Royal DSM)
  • Rick Zednik (Managing Director, Women’s Political Leaders)
  • Paolo Bernasconi (Head of HR, OPCW)
  • Rhonda Ocha (Vice President, Customer Delivery Europe Mastercard)  
  • Brigette Hyacinth (Founder, MBA Caribbean Organisation)
  • Martha Mghendi-Fisher (Founder of European Women Payments Network)
4:40 pm Closing Panel with Audience Participation

Panelists:

  • Poonam Barua (Chairman/CEO Women In Leadership & Co-Founder, Rise and Lead Women)
  • Jeff Turner (VP Sustainability, Royal DSM)
  • Paolo Bernasconi (Head of HR, OPCW)
  • Ebere Akadiri (CEO of Ataro Foods, Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit)
  • Rick Zednik (Managing Director at Women Political Leaders)
  • Marguerite Soeteman – Reijnen (Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon)

Moderator: Sheila Gemin (Client Executive @Atos, Co-President PWN Global)

5:20 pm Day One Closing Announcements

Emmy McCarthy (Founder, Amsterdam Mamas)

6:30 pm VIP Dinner with Speakers and Corporate Partners