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Leadership. Inclusion. Equity.

SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2020

11 AM – 7 PM DAILY

Online Location: From your Couch

A virtual experience









You are invited to join us for the 3rd annual Rise and Lead Summit, to advance your leadership & impact!

The Rise and Lead Summit brings together industry leaders, corporate executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, young leaders, change-makers, and organisations to share best practices, learn new skills and drive the change towards real diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Join the #RiseandLead movement!

Meet Our Speakers

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chairman Executive Board Aon Holdings & Global CMO Aon Inpoint

Jennifer Eversen

Senior Director Strategic Services Benelux – Salesforce

Jeroen van Vliet

Director Field Sales of Coca-Cola European Partners Netherlands (CCEP NL) and member of the Dutch board

Rhonda A. Ocha

Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard

Emily K. Graham

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHillard

Ari Weinzweig

CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Irine Gaasbeek

Country Managing Director Accenture | Responsible Leadership & Equality | Digital Transformation & Innovation

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs at UPS Europe

Ebere Akadiri

Founder of Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods | Author | Women in Leadership Advocate | Keynote Speaker

Linda Aiello

EVP, Employee Success BP (HR) at Salesforce

Register now to experience the Rise and Lead Summit from the comfort of your home. Learn from industry leaders, international keynote speakers, female role models, male allies, and racial justice teachers. Be prepared to rise and take the lead in your workplace, business and society.


Quality Speakers & Expert Panels

Learn and share knowledge with excellent speakers, C-Suite executives and successful entrepreneurs who will share their knowledge, wisdom and model of success. 

Knowledge & Tools

Be equipped with the knowledge, tools and boldness you need to drive the change towards inclusive workplace cultures and closing the funding gap, while increasing your personal leadership and impact.


Rise and Lead Summit features exclusive premium content, expert-led workshops, and executive roundtables.

Diverse Community

Rise and lead Summit is the most diverse leadership conference you will see in Europe.

Connect and network with a diverse group of women, men, people of colour and black women leaders.

Over the course of two days, you will meet, connect with, learn from, contribute to and network with over 400 inspiring #RisingLeaders who will generously share their expertise, wisdom, and friendship with you. 

Together, our community will gain a better understanding of what it means to Rise and Lead in the workplace, the marketplace and society, and why it matters for our world. We will learn the everyday actions we can take to make sustainable and lasting changes. 

Why Rise & Lead Summit?

The main focus of the Rise and Lead Summit is to inspire, educate and empower women, leaders and organisations on key topics relating to gender diversity, equity & inclusion. The Rise and Lead Summit, 2020 connects aspiring leaders with industry executives, entrepreneurs, business leaders and policymakers to explore best practices in leadership and equity to advance women and under-representated communities as leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers.

Companies and Organizations Represented at the Conference

We Appreciate Our Sponsors & Outreach Partners

You have the questions
and we’ve got the answers!

Summit 2019