Redefining Leadership

Align. Accelerate. Amplify

Women’s Leadership Program

Program Overview

Having more women in senior leadership positions is good for everyone. 

Women are redefining what it means to be a leader with the skills and perspectives they bring to the table. 

 Yet, 29% of Senior Management roles are held by women according to a 2019 Catalyst Report.

Redefining Leadership is an accelerator program designed to help women connect with other experienced leaders, overcome internal barriers to success, and strategically plan their next career moves.

We believe that leadership is not about what you do but about who you are and how you leverage your gifts and others around you to effect change.

Our faculty of thought leaders and C-Suite executives will share strategies and real stories of their journeys to top leadership roles. In addition, they will share the lessons they have learned and offer support to future women leaders as a way to pay it forward.

Program Structure

The Redefining Leadership program curriculum has been designed based on our research into what makes some women executives succeed while others do not. We have grouped our findings into 3 stages of the leadership journey. The program combines exercises, group discussion, small learning teams, and peer and facilitated coaching.


Understand what drives you and what beliefs support or hinder your growth. Align your vision with your strength and core values.



Growth requires learning, making decisions, stepping out of your comfort zone, learning new things, meeting new people, contributing to discussions, and getting noticed by decision-makers. Build your capacity to take up leadership responsibilities.



The purpose of this stage is to make a difference in others and amplify your impact.


Each module will follow this format:

  • Three days of learning sessions with world-class thought leaders and a community of senior women leaders across industries who share similar commitments, concerns, and business challenges.
  • Two group coaching sessions designed to uncover and remove internal blocs.
  • Two individual executive coaching calls with top executives.
  • Worksheets and resources to help you continue working on your skills.
  • Continuous support and high-level networking through our Rise and Lead Circle Community for the alumni and community members.

Corporate Benefits

We believe that every individual has unique gifts and deserves the opportunity to contribute through these gifts. We also believe that everything is learnable.

We know that advancing women to senior leadership roles improves a company’s business performance. Our leadership training and coaching programs will help your women leaders to not only stay at work but to thrive.

Therefore, we are inviting global companies who are passionate about increasing the number of women in their leadership pipeline to sponsor high-potential women in their mid-senior careers to register for Redefining Leadership Program.

The Redefining Leadership program can be offered to organizations in-house with dedicated teams or cross-functional teams. With its practical, hands-on approach, the program’s strategies can be implemented straight away.

Module One: Ignite

Preparing mid-level management teams to unleash their potential and thrive at the next level of their career.

Location: In-person and virtual


Do you know the value you bring to the table? Do you wonder what drives your decisions? Do you have a vision for your career growth?

This program guides you in aligning and planning your career, exploring the hidden beliefs and habits that prevent you from achieving your goals and positioning you to take control of your future.

Through deep reflections and peer interviews, you will understand the core skills you already possess and which ones you need to develop to lead effectively, influence and inspire people to support your vision.  

What You Will Learn:

  1. Unlocking your “sweet spot” – the value you bring to the table
  2. Understanding how your make decisions
  3. Crafting a compelling vision for your career advancement
  4. Strategic planning to turn your vision into reality
  5. Unleashing your confidence and developing your leadership voice
  6. How and when to engage mentors and board of supporters

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Know yourself
  2. Show up with authenticity and add value to every table
  3. Develop a growth mindset
  4. Create your 3-year and 5-year personal and career vision fully aligned with your strengths, interests and core values


Module Two: SPARK

Leadership Program to accelerate women into senior executive roles

Leadership requires growth. With growth comes responsibilities. The thought of managing people and resources, navigating tough conversations, making bold decisions, and gaining trust can be daunting. Feelings of self-doubt can keep you from aspiring to take up leadership responsibilities.

This module will provide you with the tools and strategies to increase your confidence and equip you to thrive in your new leadership role. You will be equipped to make tough decisions, step out of your comfort zone, practice in a safe space, speak up and get noticed by decision-makers.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Developing your authentic leadership brand and voice 
  2. Building an executive presence
  3. Building relationships and networking strategically
  4. From Managing to Leading: Decision Making, delegating, communication and dealing with uncertainty and change
  5. Navigating office dynamics and learning to play the game
  6. Creating balance and managing your self-care

Learning Outcomes and Takeaways:

  1. An increased leadership confidence
  2. Understanding strategic leadership
  3. Understanding how to lead with grace and composure
  4. Be prepared to lead a team of any size


Module Three: Rise

Women in Leadership Program


Leaders make a difference in their companies and society.

To increase your influence and expand your impact, you need to be seen and heard. To achieve this goal, take a strategic role in meetings, take up tasks that get people to recognize you, show up with thought leadership, feature in podcasts and other media outlets, and speak at internal and external events.

Do you want to amplify your impact? Join a community of senior executive leaders who are passionate about sharing their experiences, learning from peer discussions and engaging in high-level networking


What You Will Learn:

  1. Becoming more visible with your thought leadership
  2. Storytelling strategies for senior executives
  3. Advocating for gender leadership and leaving a legacy
  4. Climbing the corporate board

Learning Outcomes and Takeaways:

  1. Tools and strategies to break the glass ceiling and get a seat at the next table
  2. A growing network with top female executives
  3. A set of change initiatives for elevating women in your company
  4. A global presence that elevates your brand and your company’s brand


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About The Program Facilitator,

Ebere Akadiri

Founder and Program Chair

Ebere Akadiri, founder of Rise and Lead Women, has been described as “an inspiring role model to women” and an influential leader, helping women in business to unleash their potential, connect with decision-makers and get a seat at the table.

Ebere is a women’s leadership expert and workshop facilitator, inclusion advocate and host of a top leadership podcast. Drawing on decades of business and leadership experience, she helps women realize their leadership potential, build confidence and enjoy successful careers and businesses. Ebere has made it her mission to inspire leaders to drive the change to make workplaces more equitable and inclusive while building connections across businesses.

Ebere believes that leadership is not about what you do, but about who you are and how you leverage your gifts and that of others around you to effect change.

Ebere will be joined by senior executives and other thought leaders to deliver this program.

Our Unique Difference

Actionable Content delivered by Top executives

We invite C-Suite executives who share their experiences and lessons learned in their leadership journey. They offer one-to-one coaching, facilitated mentor sessions and masterclasses. Participants leave the Program with actionable tips and new perspectives to practice in their workplace.

Cross-company peer exchange

This program has been specifically designed to address issues women face when climbing the corporate ladder and create a safe space to share experiences and seek non-judgmental insights. 

Influential Network

Participants are invited to join a support group of peers and senior leaders who they can call up to share their wins, challenges and progress. Alumni enjoy follow-up webinars and in-person meetings for ongoing professional development.

What past participants are saying

“This program was certainly insightful and full of practical lessons that every woman in leadership, or aspiring to be, should apply in their roles. I am so grateful for this opportunity anf I look forward to paying it forward.”

Oluwabusayo Bamigbola

Vice President, Internal Audit - Finance and Corporate Functions Transformation, Citi Group

“It was really nice to see that you are not alone, we are not alone, in facing these questions or situations. It helped me to grow in confidence and the way to address things. And now, I have discovered that I need to have a plan.”

Laurence Mariello

USCS Europe HR Manager, UPS

“The opportunity has been an eye-opener. Amidst every other thing, one thing that I will never forget is the fact that I have the right to ask for what I want in my career. There is no point playing small. If I want it, and I know that I deserve it, then I should ask.”

Adebola Kupoluyi

Head of Operational Services Africa, American Tower Corporation

There was a moment in my career where I didn’t know which path to take. Joining the Rise and Lead Program gave me clarity about who I am and the value I bring to the table. I learned that we need to be authentic and that we can lead from where we are. This program helped me raise my aspiration to become an executive, giving me the boldness to get more visible and the confidence to reach out to my bosses and my CEO to share my ambition and get involved in change initiatives in my company.

Roberta Avelino

Methods Engineer, Audi Brussels

The program was actionable, and the exercises were eye-opening. They helped me to reflect and hold myself accountable to execute my goals.

I particularly liked the exercise that encouraged us to take immediate action and reach out to people we need for our career advancement. I also liked the part where we reflected on things that hold us back, like fear or analysis paralysis and learning the importance of taking action despite our fears or discomfort. I love the vision setting session. It helped me to create a long-term vision for my career and in different areas of our life. I have always set goals, but tracking progress and making myself accountable for achieving my goals was exciting.

Esmée To

Technical Consultant at Salesforce Netherlands