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DAY 1 – Gender Equality and Sustainability

9.00 – 10.00 AM CET:

Registeration and Networking

10.00 – 10.10 AM CET:

Welcome Speech: 

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

10.10 – 10.30 AM CET:

Opening Keynote Speech:

How gender equity fosters sustainability.

We are facing a global climate crisis and cannot put off finding solutions. Diversity in thought and in perspectives includes having women at the table to problem solve. The challenges are not few but the opportunity and the talent is there to help the EU, to help companies and to help communities make a positive impact on ESG.

Speaker: Dagmar Schumacher, Head of Office, UN Women

10:30 – 11:30 AM CET:

First Panel Discussion – CEO’s/Executive Leaders

Gender Equity, Innovation & Sustainability

How balanced leadership can help to drive solutions to the urgent issues the world is facing right now.


  • Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, CEO, Trianon Scientific Communication.
  • Hedwige Nuyens, CEO, International Banking Federation & Chair, EWoB (European Women on Boards).

Moderator: Rick Zednik, Board Member of Rise & Lead Women | Managing Director of Pangea Connections.

11:30 – 11:45 AM CET:

A message from Robert Biedroń, Member of the European Parliament | Chair, FEMM Committee

Rise & Lead Journey – 5 years in the making! 
Speech: Ebere Akadiri – Founder, Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

11:45 AM – 13.00 PM CET:

Networking Lunch


13.15 – 14.15 PM CET:

Executive Roundtable Discussion

Sustainability – Role of Female leaders to drive Sustainability as a Strategic Priority


  • Hedwige Nuyens, CEO, Int’l Banking Federation & Chair EWoB (European
    Women on Boards)
  • Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik – Brussels Binder | CEO of Trianon Scientific
  • Dagmar Schumacher, Head of Office, UN Women
  • Jennifer Wolf Everson – VP, Professional Services – Salesforce Northern Europe


  • Rhonda A. Ocha – Board member, Rise and Lead Women and Chair of the Executive Women Roundtable.


Career Path

13.15 – 14.00 PM CET – Storytelling & Using Your Influence to Change the World

Effective public speaking/storytelling for leaders.

Speaker: Ronke Kokoruwe – Founder/CEO, iVerbalize

14.00 – 14.45 PM CET – How to Supercharge Your Career

Speaker: Sonal Bahl – Founder, SuperCharge Yourself.

Entrepreneurship Track

13.15 – 14.00 PM CET – Accessing funds to launch & scale your business

Speaker: Yulia Stark, President, European Women’s Association | Senator WBAF

14.00 – 14.45 PM CET – Using social media to promote your business & sell online

Speaker: Bisera Savoska, Founder & CEO, Savion Ray


Virtual Presentations

13.15 – 14.00 PM CET – Virtual Workshop: Getting Visible With Your Personal Brand

Speaker: Chantal Schinkels, Author | Speaker

14.00 – 14.45 PM CET – Mentor Session: Q & A Advancing your career in a male-dominated industry

Speaker: Ilse Lemmens, Co-President, Salesforce Women’s Network.

14.45 – 15.15 PM CET:

Tea break


15.15 – 15.20 PM CET:

Leading Change For A Sustainable Future

Speaker: TBA.

15.20 – 16.05 PM CET:

Interactive Conversation with Impact Makers

A conversation with small business women who are using their business to drive sustainability:


  • TBA


  • TBA

16.05 – 16.55 PM CET:

Closing Panel:

How to create successful gender equity initiatives that make a change & impact.


  • Seun Toye-Kayode – Vice President, Head of Launch With GS EMEA at Goldman Sachs, London
  • Sarah Woodhouse – General Counsel Food & Refreshment, Unilever, Europe & SEAA


  • Stefan Tonnon – Vice President, Human Resources EMEA, Insight.

16.55 – 17.00 PM CET:

Closing Speech:

Mrs. Ebere Akadiri – Founder, Rise and Lead | CEO of Ataro Foods

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