Day 1

Day 2


11.00 – 12.00 CET:


12.00 – 12.10 CET:

Opening Announcement

12.10 – 12.30 CET:

Opening Keynote

Dealing with Unconscious Bias: How Intersectionality Impacts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Keynote Speaker: Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, Founder and Executive Director of Redscope Consulting

12.30 – 13.00 CET:

Panel Session 1
Prioritising our mental health and building resilience as leaders


  • Aylin Bumin – District Marketing Manager, UPS West Europe
  • Jennifer Eversen – Senior Director Professional Services Benelux, Salesforce
  • Olga Fedorova – Knowledge Representation Specialist, Elsevier

Moderator: Barbara Piper – International MentorCoach and Compassion Entrepreneur


Inclusion Corner

13.00 -14.30 CET  The State of Gender Inclusion in Workplaces

Diversity and Inclusion Heads and Human Resources leaders discuss how women are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. How do we ensure that women feel engaged, seen and supported despite the remote work model? How can leaders ensure that women issues continue to be a strategic priority post-Covid-19?


  • Aylin Bumin – District Marketing Manager, UPS West Europe
  • Elena Gentili – Staff Relations and Welfare Officer at Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Lencola Sullivan-Verseveldt, Shell Netherlands
  • Research Insights: Eleni Gkiola, Co-founder of Find Out Why

Moderator: Melissa Romero, Founder & Chair Lean In | Netherlands


Founder Table Chat

Spotlight Interview
Building resilience to prepare for the unknown: How are small businesses adapting and surviving in the face of covid19. Business founders share their stories of survival.


  • Ari Weinzweig – CEO/Co-founding partner of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, USA
  • Ana Monforte – Founder at Grapekeeper
  • Ann Ekwueme – CEO, Zibbahbyannekwueme
  • Sukai Ceesay – CEO, Royal Blue and Orange Intl’l

Host: Ebere Akadiri – Founder Rise and Lead Women and CEO, Ataro Foods


Panel Session

Eye on Africa: Investing in African Tech Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses


  • Temitope Omotolani – Managing Director, Crowdyvest
  • Uche Aniche – Founder/CEO, Havillah Hills
  • The Honourable Akwasi Opong-Fosu

Moderator: Martha Mghendi-Fisher, Founder of European Women Payments Network

14.00 – 14.45 CET:

Networking Break


Leadership and Professional Development Track  (14.45 – 15.15 CET)

14.45 – 15.15 Stand Out with A Strong Personal Brand: Practical Steps to Building Your Personal Brand, Enhancing Your Online Presence and Building Valuable Professional Relationships

Speaker: Emeka Nwarulor – Founder of Big Brand Academy

15.20 – 16.00

Buddies, Balls & Boobs: the 5 golden rules

Transform your life, work and get confident in challenging times. Mariëtta & Boris, will share their personal stories.

Speakers: Mariëtta Robbé Groskamp (Country Director Netherlands & Entrepreneur), Boris Helleman (Marketing Manager T-Mobile Netherlands)

Marketing and Growth Track (14.45 – 15.15 CET)

14.45 – 15.30 How to get more clients by being featured in the media
Do you know the difference between advertising and PR? A must-attend session for any entrepreneur who wants to grow an impactful business.

    Speaker: Simone Sauter – PR & Publicity Expert


    15.30 – 16.00 CET

    Three ways to survive as a young woman in technology.
    Key takeaways:
    Personal branding is key.
    Stand your ground.
    Learn the language of Mars.

    Speaker:Marloes de Ruiter

    Entrepreneurship Track (14.45 – 15.15 CET)

    14.45 – 15. 30 Global Attraction Secrets: 3 Keys to Attract your Ideal Clients and Impact Thousands Globally
    Suppose you are a purpose-driven entrepreneur who is looking to position yourself as an authority in your industry, attract more of your ideal clients and make a bigger impact. In that case, you need to attend this session.

    Speaker: Francine Beleyi – Digital Strategist, Change Consultant, Educator, Speaker and Podcaster

    15.30 – 16.00 CET

    Using Mentoring as a Professional Development Strategy.
    Connect – How to go about finding a Mentor based on your unique goals
    Define – Setting clear strategy and goals for your mentorship.
    Measure – Key questions and KPI’s to ensure a successful mentorship.
    Speaker: Estelle Roux-Stevens

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS (16.00 – 17.00 CET)

    The State of Female Entrepreneurship Post Covid-19 and The Way Forward

    16.00 – 16.30 CET:

    Secrets of Scaling a Service-Based Business
    Join Eleanor Beaton, for this training where she will show you practical strategies so you can STOP the exhaustion and overwhelm of trading dollars for hours and START scaling your service-based business.
    Speaker: Eleanor Beaton – Internationally-recognised authority in women’s leadership | CEO, SafiMedia

    16.30 – 17.00 CET: Kelly Diels – Founder & Feminist Marketing Consultant, #WeAreTheCultureMakers

    Moderator: Ana Monforte – Founder at Grapekeeper

    How to Build An Equitable Culture in Workplaces and Society; Creating An Equal Opportunity for All. What Steps Can Leaders Take in Building An Inclusive Environment?

    16.00 – 17.00 CET


    • Simone Filippini Leadership4SDGSs Foundation, Global Council SDG16
    • Nwanneakolam Vwede-Obahor – Regional Representative of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations in the East Africa Regional Office
    • Rhonda Ocha, Director Market Delivery, Mastercard Europe
    • Marian Spier – Founder of TEDxAmsterdamWomen and FEM-START

    Moderator: Vivian Acquah – Founder of Viva La Vive


    17.00 – 17.30 CET:

    Networking Break

    17.30 – 18.15 CET:

    Closing Panel

    #TakingAStandForInclusion: Going from a commitment to actions: Building an inclusive society where everyone thrives


    • Rhonda A. Ocha – Director Market Delivery Europe of Mastercard
    • Ebere Akadiri, Founder, Rise and Lead
    • Marian Spier – Founder of TEDxAmsterdamWomen and FEM-START
    • Cristina Falcone – VP, Public Affairs, UPS Europe

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

    18.15 – 18.30 CET:

    Closing Speech
    Speaker: Mrs. Ebere Akadiri – Founder, Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

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