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1.00 – 1.30 PM CET:


1.30 – 1.40 PM CET:

Setting The Stage

1.40 – 2.00 PM CET:

Keynote Presentation

How To Plan Your Leadership Journey

Ebere Akadiri shares her experience and leadership lessons from top female executives

Presented by:

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



2.00 – 2.45 PM CET: Best Practices For Office Re-entry

Best Practices and Suggestions for Office Re-entry Success as Companies and Employees Prepare to Return to the Office. What strategies are working for organisations as we transition into hybrid or flexible work?


  • Stefan Tonnon – Vice-President of HR EMEA, Insight.
  • Joris Verger – People and Performance Director Benelux, The Kraft Heinz Company.
  • Marisa Daly, Senior Director, HR Africa at American Tower Corporation.


  • Mary-Ann Russon – Tech, Science and Business Journalist at BBC News Online

2.00 – 2.45 PM CET: Succeeding as a mother in leadership: Achieving Productivity without burning out


  • Silvia de Jong – Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Benelux, The Kraft Heinz Company.
  • Hanneke ter Velde – Global Director, Direct Sales & Digital Transformation.
  • Jody Samuels Ike – Director of Brands, Diageo.


  • Giralda Chiverton – Sales and Account Executive, JAA Training Organisation

2.45 – 3.30 PM CET:

Networking Break


Leadership and Professional Development Track (3.30 – 4.30 PM CET)

3.30 – 4.00 PM CET: Strategies to Climb the Corporate Ladder

Landing a C-Suite role can be the ultimate challenge for many talented professionals. How can young leaders prepare themselves for these roles? A must-attend session for any professional who wants to climb the corporate ladder.

    Speaker: Rhonda A. Ocha, Director of Market Delivery Europe, Mastercard.

    4.00 – 4.30 PM CET: Engaging mentors and sponsors

    How to engage mentors and sponsors for your professional growth.

    Speaker: Cristina Falcone, Vice-President, Public Affairs, UPS Europe.

    Visibility Track – Professionals & Entrepreneurs (3.30 – 4.30 PM CET)

    3.30 – 4.00 PM CET: Getting Visible with Your Thought Leadership

      Speaker: Akanimo Odon, Africa Strategy Adviser, Lancaster University.

      4.00 – 4.30 PM CET: How to attract clients for your service-based business

      Your business can’t survive without clients. learn the strategy for attracting and keeping clients.

      Speaker: Eleanor Beaton, CEO of SafiMedia.

      CONCURRENT SESSIONS (4.30 – 5.30 PM CET)

      Executive Roundtable Discussion with Audience Participation 

      4.30 – 5.30 PM CET: Accelerating Women Representation From the Office Table To The Boardroom: Leadership Lessons from Top Female Executives

      Female Role Models share success tips.


      • Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen – Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings B.V.
      • Michèle Verschoore, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, L’Oréal Research and Innovation.
      • Sheila Gemin, Client Executive Partner Banking & Insurance at Atos | Co-President PWN Global.


      • Jade Scipioni, Senior Reporter at CNBC Make It.

      African Leaders Roundtable

      4.30 – 5.30 PM CET: Empowering African Women in Business through Inclusive Investments


        • Adwoa Kufuor-Owusu – Regional Gender Advisor at UN Human Rights’ East Africa office (OHCHR).
        • Onyeka Akumah – Co-founder and CEO, Plenty Waka & FarmCrowdy.
        • Tope Omotalani – Co-founder & CEO at Crowdyvest.
        • Adebola Kupoluyi – Head of Operational Services for Africa, American Tower Corporation


        • Sola Adesakin – Founder & CEO, Smart Stewards.

        5.30 – 6.00 PM CET:

        Fireside Chat with Audience Participation

        Topic: Promoting Self-care for Leaders

        Speaker: Hanneke Ter Velde, Global Director Direct Sales & Digital Transformation/Tribe Lead at LeasePlan Corporation N.V.

        Moderator: TBA

        6.00 PM CET:


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