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 (Link to Schedule) with over 20 keynotes, panel and workshops.

At the Rise and Lead Summit 2019, you can expect to:

The Rise and Lead Summit 2019 is not just for individual professionals and emerging leaders; companies can send their women professionals to represent their brand. When companies attend the summit, they can:

Join the Rise and Lead Summit 2019 and be part of a movement to create a new leadership paradigm – balanced and human – for a prosperous and sustainable society.

The main theme for the Rise and Lead Summit 2019 is: How Accelerating Gender Balance Can Lead to Business Sustainability and Wealth Creation for Families, Companies and Society. The conference will feature opening and closing keynotes, interactive panels, facilitated workshops and Q and A sessions with female executives, founders and industry leaders.

Here is the schedule at a glance:

September 19 & 20:

  1. The gender gap in wealth creation
  2. Financial well-being of women in business
  3. How to get more men involved in closing the gender gap
  4. How can empowered women support other women?
  5. Women. Money and the economy

Workshop tracks:

  1. Getting to the top slot, leaving legacies and making an impact
  2. Becoming a disruptive entrepreneurial leader
  3. Financial inclusion and sustainable business
  4. Dealing with gender bias
  5. Career Advancement
  6. Communication & Thought Leadership
  7. Women Network Forum conversations
  8. Digital Transformation and embracing new technology
  9. Leadership lessons learned from the emerging markets
  10. Entrepreneurship, inventors or bank loans and what funders want you to know
  11. The challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and how to fix them
  12. The future of leadership is human: Leading with soul and purpose

DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

8:00 am

Welcome coffee and registration

9:00 am

Opening speech and Summit Introduction

9:20 am

Keynote 1:  Women Business & Sustainability:  The ecosystem is unequal. How organisations can create equal opportunities for women

10:00 am

Networking coffee break

10:30 am

Plenary Session 1: Women & Wealth Creation: How Accelerating Gender Balance Can Lead to Business Sustainability and Wealth Creation for Families, Companies and Society.Companies are encountering financial losses due to high turnover, and high costs of recruitment as women drop down the corporate ladder.
How can women navigate the corporate dynamics? Companies that are serious about driving long-term, sustainable economic performance must invest in women. Investments must link the business objectives with the right support and training that women want and need. What can we do to stop the leaking pipeline? Corporate leaders share Diversity & Inclusion practices from their organisations and address the leaking corporate pipeline and how it affects the economy.

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Panel Session 2: Building an Inclusive Culture: Addressing Gender Bias in companies and society Confronting the systemic cultures and stereotypes that hinder progress: Men and women weigh in on gender equality.
What are the inner and unspoken fears of men around this topic?
What do men want women to know? How can we address the fears and move forward?
What are they right steps in bringing more men to the table?

2:30 pm

Keynote 2. Women and the Economy: Improving the Financial Well-being of Women in Business. How to support female entrepreneurs to grow a thriving business to build more prosperous families and society. The female workforce needs to create passive income through financial intelligence, savings and investments. How can organisations and policy makers support women in creating sustainable wealth?

3.30 pm

Networking coffee break

4:00 pm

Workshop Series 1:
Workplace Leadership Track, Entrepreneurial Leadership Track, Women Network Track: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion: Building healthy communities: Women leading women organisations. Lessons learned, challenges and way forward.

5.30pm

Closing Speech & Networking

7.00 pm

Networking Dinner by Special Invitation Only

DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

8:00 am

Welcome coffee and registration

9:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Women. Money & The Economy: Lessons learned from the emerging markets

9:20 am

Plenary Session 3: Becoming the leader that inspires other women to rise up: How are women leaders helping other women to succeed? Women leaders share their challenges, successes and lessons learned. We focus on best practices and the outcomes from women empowerment initiatives.

10:00 am

Networking coffee break

10:30 am

Plenary Session 4: Leading with purpose and soul: Developing a mind-body-spirit consciousness. Connecting your work to your values. Managing all that is important while contributing to an equitable world.

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Workshop 2:
Financial Inclusion Track Career Advancement Track – Managing career progression and change

3:00 pm

Workshop Series 3:

Communication & Thought Leadership track

Digital Transformation Track – Understanding Digital Transformation and Innovation in the New Economy

Women Network Track: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion, and Empowering Women in various sectors.

4.30pm

Closing Keynote: Advancing Women in Leadership, Business success and Sustainability.

5.30 pm

Closing Panel: Wrap up and next steps: Collective wisdom and conversations on lessons learned.

6.00 pm

Closing Networking Drinks.