About The

Rise & Lead Institute

Rise & Lead Institute is a leadership development consulting and training firm focused on supporting corporate organisations to accelerate female leadership.

Gender diversity has been a central topic of discussion for years, but progress has been slow. A study by McKinsey shows that women make up just 38% of entry-level management roles, and this percentage decreases to 22% for C-suite positions. Moreover, women of colour face an even more significant challenge as they are significantly underrepresented in leadership roles.

The Rise & Lead Institute is a leadership development firm, providing strategies and practical steps to accelerate women to senior leadership roles. Our goal is to increase the number of high-achieving women occupying executive leadership roles. We provide access to resources, including leadership training and mentorship for professional women

About Ebere

Ebere is a business consultant who has been consulting with organizations since 2018. She has worked with clients from the Fortune 500 to small businesses and brings a strong ability to solve problems and improve results. Some of Ebere’s favourite client engagements include:

✔ Designing and delivering corporate mentorship programs,
✔ Designing training and leadership development programs,
✔ Facilitating team building retreats with senior executives,
✔ Planning and implementing corporate/team events to launch new initiatives,
✔ Evaluating and redesigning an effective corporate mentorship program,
✔ Business development strategies for small businesses.

Why Women?

Women have always been an integral part of the workforce, bringing unique value to organisations across the globe. However, despite their contribution, women often find themselves undervalued and underrepresented, particularly in leadership roles.

Studies have shown that women executives often feel unsupported and under-rewarded, leading to self-doubt in their leadership abilities. This sense of demotivation and under-appreciation can discourage women from pursuing leadership roles further, which only perpetuates their exclusion from top positions.

What’s more alarming is that a growing trend amongst younger women has emerged, referred to as the ‘great break-up’. This phenomenon sees young women opting out of traditional corporate structures due to their perception of becoming unfulfilled in these male-dominated work environments. This approach to leadership has created a continued underrepresentation of women in leadership roles across industries.

Through several interviews and research, we have identified several areas of continued professional development & improvement which will support high-achieving women in the workplace and business and close the leadership gap. We will cover these topics in our professional development programs and courses.