Day 1

Day 2


11.00 – 12.00 CET:

Registeration and Networking

12.00 – 12.10 CET:

Welcome Speeech: Leadership Development as a Tool for Achieving Real Inclusion

Speaker: Ebere Akadiri – Founder, Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

12.20 – 12.50 CET:

Why Rise and Lead Summit? Opening Conversation 

Ebere Akadiri shares her story and vision for Rise and Lead: In conversation with Sheila Gemin, Client Executive Partner Baanking & Insurance, Atos

13.00 – 13.15 CET:

Keynote 1

Leading an Inclusive Organization in Today’s Business Climate

The year 2020 has been unprecedented. Simultaneously companies started discussing the need to improve diversity and inclusion in the workforce at a new level. Also, for a company as Accenture, its commitment to accelerating equality is more relevant than ever. Irine Gaasbeek shares how she fosters gender equality in the organization and how she’s leading and driving changes in Accenture. How can we develop the right mindset to tackle today’s challenges. 


Keynote Speaker: Irine Gaasbeek Country Managing Director Accenture Netherlands

13.15 – 14.15 CET:

Panel Session 1

Leadership Conversation with Audience Participation: Senior Leaders Role in Driving Gender Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace: A candid conversation with women leaders from  different industries and sectors as they share their stories and  their rise to leadership. How are they using their positions to close the gender leadership gap? How can women take matters into their hands and rise?

Irine Gaasbeek – Country Manager Director Accenture
Hanneke Spruyt-Panbakker – Country Leader P&G NL
Cristina Falcone – VP, Public Affairs, UPS Europe

Moderator: Jennifer Eversen – Senior Director Professional Services Benelux, Salesforce

14.30 – 15.00 CET:

Networking Break


C-Level Roundtable Discussion

15.10 – 16.20 Why are we still talking about Closing the gender gap in the workplace?: How are leaders fostering gender equality at all levels of the corporate pipeline. What steps are organisations taking to attract and retain more women in the workforce? How can women step into leadership roles?


Melissa Raczak, Partner at Deloitte Consulting

Thijs Glasz Vice-President Human Resources EMEA & Asia of Össur

Stefan Tonnon Vice President – Human Resources EMEA of Insight

Carine de Meyere – CCO Women in Technology

Invited Contributors

  • Irine Gaasbeek – Country Managing Director Accenture
  • Cristina Falcone – VP, Public Affairs, UPS Europe
  • Hanneke Spryut-Panbakker – Country Leader P&G NL  
  • Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen – Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon Holdings & Global CMO Aon Inpoint
  • Rhonda A. Ocha – Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard
  • Jeroen Van Vliet – Director Field Sales, Coca-Cola European Partners Netherlands (CCEP NL) and member of the Dutch Board
  • Natascha Chamuleau –  Chief Advertising Officer, WeTransfer
  • Ingrid Gonzalez – Head of Sales, Google Cloud New York
  • Jennifer Eversen – Senior Director Strategic Services, Benelux-Salesforce
  • Alvine Tremoulet – EU Head of Diveersity and Inclusion, Pfizer



To be joined by all invited Panelists

Chairs: Ebere Akadiri & Sheila Gemin

Career, Leadership & Professional Development Track

15.10 – 15.40 CET  Virtual Visibility in the Workplace: How to get Key Stakeholders to Recognise your Achievements while Working Remotely

Speaker: Dr April Ripley, Founder and CEO, The Premiere Image, USA

15.40 – 16.10 CET  Introduction to Negotiating Your Career – Pitfalls and Opportunities for Women to Ask for What They Want, Need and Deserve 

Understanding what is holding you back from pro-actively negotiating your position and pay Mindset exercises for confidence building Practical negotiation strategies

Speaker: Wies Bratby


Entrepreneurship Track

15.10 – 15.40 CET Micro Launch Formula: How to Come up With Business Ideas for Your Start-up and launch Successfully

Want to start a business or consulting practice or pivot your business?

Speaker: Maggie Giele – Head Geek, Business & Marketing Strategist | Founder of Bosses in Europe


15.40 – 16.10 CET  Marketing and Branding for Business Growth

Speaker: Yustine Alvares – Marketing and (personal) Branding Strategist

16.00 – 16.30 CET:

Networking Session


16.30 – 17.30 CET:

Panel Session 

Going Beyond Diversity – It’s time to Push for Inclusion and Equity in the workplace and marketplace

Diversity is the language of the past; while we continue to push for equal representation, it’s time to focus on inclusion and equity. How do we promote job vacancies or market our products in a truly inclusive way?


 Natascha Chamuleau, Chief Advertising Officer, WeTransfer

Anita de Werd, Maersk Head of Marketing and Business Development Africa
Filip De Groeve Marketing Director of Coloplast, The Netherlands
Ghislaine Prins Global Digital Marketing Director of Randstad



Moderator: Ana Monforte, Founder of Grapekeeper

16.30 – 17.30 CET:

Panel Session 2
Representation Matters: Closing the gender leadership gap 

 How can leaders actively advance women to top leadership positions? What can women do to get a seat at the table and become the role models we seek?


Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen – Chairman of the Executive Board, Aon Holdings & Global CMO Aon Inpoint
Rhonda A. Ocha – Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard
Jeroen Van Vliet – Director Field Sales, Coca-Cola European Partners Netherlands (CCEP NL) and member of the Dutch Board

Moderator: Sheila Gemin – Client Executive Partner Banking and Insurance at Atos | Co-President PWN Global

16.30 – 17.30 CET:

Concurrent Session 2: Executive Roundtable Discussion: For African Women Leaders: Advancing Women in Leadership, Governance & Technology

Tomi Adepoju – Partner and Head, Board Advisory Services, KPMG Nigeria
Marjorie Esemowei – Founder, Wisdom For Women Inteernational. UK
Angela Emuwa – Chairman, Punch Newspaper
Lynda Saint Nwafor- Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN

Adwoa Kufuor-Owusu – Regional Adviser on Gender and Human Rights with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner, Human Rights (OHCHR).

Moderator: Adebola Salako- Kupoluyi – Senior Manager, ATC Nigeria Wireless Infrastructure Limited | Country Ambassador, Rise and Lead Africa

17.30 – 18.30 CET:

Closing Panel Session
The workforce of the future: Building an inclusive workforce where everyone thrives. The global pandemic has affected the way we work and relate with each other. In most cases, remote work models and caregiving places more burden on parents, especially women. How can leaders build an inclusive workforce where everyone thrives? What can we do to lessen the burden of remote working?

Linda Aiello – EVP, Employee Success BP (HR), Salesforce

Ingrid Gonzalez – Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York

Stefan Tonnon – VP HR EMEA Insight, Europe

Tola Odeyemi, Head of Public Policy, West Africa at Uber

Chair –Sheila Gemin – Client Executive Partner Banking and Insurance, Atos | Co-President PWN Global

18.30 – 19.00 CET:

Closing Networking

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