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1.00 – 1.30 PM CET:


1.30 – 1.50 PM CET:

Keynote Speech

Men & Women as Partners in Leadership

Leadership requires teamwork (both hierarchical and lateral), and all leaders, regardless of gender, should be empowered — and empower others — to perform to their full potential. This keynote will address how men and women can engage with each other to assume this responsibility to mutual benefit. It will build on the presentation Rick gave at the Rise & Lead Summit 2019, “How do we involve men in gender equality?” This time, the discussion will focus even more on the specific steps women leaders can take to involve men in fostering equity, and that male leaders can take to encourage the advancement of women leaders.

Speaker: Rick Zednik, Director at Pangea Connections


1.50 – 2.40 PM CET: 

Beyond Allyship: Accelerating Progress on Equity & Inclusion


  • Sandra Ondraschek-Norris, Vice President, Catalyst.Inc.
  • Rick Zednik, Director at Pangea Connections.
  • Stefan Tonnon – Vice-President of HR EMEA, Insight


  • Adiya Mobley, Senior Vice President and Co-Practice Lead at FleishmanHillard.

1.50 – 2.40 PM CET: Thriving Outside Your Comfort Zone


  • Wendy Morée, Senior Manager – EMEA ISV GTM at Salesforce | President Women’s Network, NL.
  • Hilary Richters, Deloitte.
  • Rhonda A. Ocha, Director of Market Delivery Europe, Mastercard.
Moderator: Jennifer Eversen – Senior Director Strategic Services Benelux –Salesforce.

2.50 – 3.20 PM CET:

Networking Break/Mentoring Session


Founder’s Table (3.30 – 4.30 PM CET)

3.30 – 4.00 PM CET: Strategic Partnerships for business growth

Speaker: Ari Weinzweig – Co-Founder, Zingerman’s Delicatessen.


4.00 – 4.30 PM CET: Inspiring women in business

Ready to go from a startup to a scale up company? Learn how to pitch to investors.


  • Marian Spier – Founder of TEDxAmsterdamWomen and FEM-START.

Professional Development Track (3.30 – 4.30 PM CET)

3.30 – 4.00 PM CET: How to build strategic relationships and network effectively while working remotely

Speaker: Aylin Arslantas Bumin – Director of Marketing at ManpowerGroup.

4.00 – 4.30 PM CET: Succeeding Beyond The Impostor Complex

Speaker: Tanya Geisler – Leadership Coach and Imposter Syndrome Expert.

4.30 – 5.30 PM CET:

Fireside Chat with Audience Participation

Leadership Accountability Towards Inclusion and Diversity Commitments
Best Practices for turning Commitments Into Actions

What mechanisms can businesses set in place to hold themselves accountable
for being inclusive and ensure equitable gender participation (hiring and
promotional processes, making public target setting mandatory etc.)?


  • Hanneke Spryut-Panbakker – Vice President Sales, Country Manager Benelux BIJ, Procter & Gamble.
  • Terence Guiamo – Global Director Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging at Just Eat Takeaway.
  • Derek Bruce, Director Leadership Development, Signify
    Company | Owner – Derek Bruce Associates.


  • Rhonda A. Ocha, Director of Market Delivery Europe, Mastercard.

5.30 – 6.00 PM CET:

Closing Speech and Vote of Thanks
Speaker: Ebere Akadiri – Founder Rise and Lead Women and CEO Ataro Foods.

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