“Rise to Leadership” is a foundational leadership program for ambitious women in business designed to help you connect with other experienced leaders, overcome internal barriers, and kickstart your leadership journey.

Get ready to create the career of your dream

Women are redefining what it means to be a leader with the skills and perspectives they bring to the table. Yet, only 29% of women make it to the executive level. How do we bridge the gender leadership gap?

We believe that leadership is not about what you do, but about who you are and how you leverage your gifts and the gifts of 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 over 6 weeks, this live, hands-on educational experience aims to equip you with the mindset and strategies you need to prepare for the top slots.


Learning Outcomes

Know Yourself

Growth Mindset

Career Progression Plans

What 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 & I look forward to paying it forward.”
Oluwabusayo Bamigbola
Oluwabusayo BamigbolaVice President, Internal Audit at Citi Bank, Canada
“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
Laurence MarielloUSCS 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
Adebola KupoluyiSenior Manager, American Tower Corporation

Here’s what you will learn:

The Rise to Leadership Program is a combination of instructor-led sessions
and interactive discussions, tailored to emerging leaders’ needs.
The Program is developed by experienced leaders in collaboration with learning and development experts.

Module one: What Do You Bring To The Table?

In this module, you will uncover your sweet spot, your value, how you influence, and the difference you’re here to make.

Module 2: How do you make choices and decisions? Values & guiding principles.

In this module you will be guided to craft your value statement and your set of guiding principles to help you make life and business choices and make decisions regarding your career goals.

Module 3: “Where do I want to go from here?” The future vision.

Craft a bold vision of where you want to be – who you want to become in the short-term and the long-term.

Module 4: Making Your Vision A Reality: Eliminating barriers to your growth plan.

Write down your goals, define your priorities and break them into achievable steps. Uncover limiting and supportive patterns and beliefs, eliminate self-doubt and unleash your confidence.

Module 5: Putting It All Together: Your New Leadership Success Plan

Align your vision and plan with your core skills, values, and passions. Craft your leadership story, reach out to your personal board of directors, build strategic relationships, and get ready to rise and lead.

Here’s what you’ll get:

6 live virtual group learning and development sessions. Each module is delivered every other week and, at the end of each session, there will be group exercises and assignments to ensure that each session is hands-on and actionable.

6 monthly mentor sessions with executive leaders and role models inside the Rise and Lead Network. Get clarity and advice from senior executives and role models who are paying it forward to emerging women leaders.

Access to self-paced video lessons and worksheets to guide you in completing all the exercises at your own pace.

1-year complimentary membership to the Rise and Lead Network. Gain valuable connections and access to a supportive network to help you practice your new skills in a safe space.

Rise and Lead Institute Certificate of Completion.


Meet Your Facilitators

About Ebere Akadiri

Ebere is a strategist and business leader. ………..

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


Video testimonials from participants

Lurence Mariello – Rise To Leadership Program

Esmée To Testimonial – Rise To Leadership Program

Roberta Avelino – Rise To Leadership Program

Build the confidence to show up as your authentic self
and make a difference through your leadership.

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Our world-class faculty features leadership experts and executives who are recognized authorities in their industries. They share actionable and practical tips based on their wisdom and several years of experience. They are authentic and will share the backstories and vulnerable moments behind their rise.

Ebere Akadiri

Founder/CEO Of Rise and Lead Women and Rise and Lead Summit

Rhonda A. Ocha

Director – Market Delivery MasterCard Europe

Cristina Falcone

VP, Public Affairs UPS eUROPE

Jennifer Eversen

Senior Director Professional Services Benelux at Salesforce

Sheila Gemin

Client Executive Partner Banking & Insurance at Co-President, PWN Global

Stefan Tonnon

Vice President Of Human Resources Europe, the Middle EAST and Africa , Insight


Q: What happens after I sign up for the course?

After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email from program@riseandleadinstitute.com, indicating your next steps

Q: Where does the program take place?

Everything is online – no travel required. You have one-year access to the videos, so you can go through the materials each week as they are released, or slow things down and work at your own pace.

Q: Is this leadership program only for individuals, or is it open to groups and organizations as well?

The program is for both individuals and businesses. For a customized group program, please contact program@riseandleadinstitute.com

Q: Does my payment give me access to the Rise and Lead Institute Community?

Your payment gives you a one-year access to the Rise and Lead Network. Click here to learn more.

Q: How much time do I need to commit for the entire program?

If you plan to work through the live program in real-time, we recommend between 2 – 3 hours to join the live session, watch the replay and complete your exercises. If you’d like, you can also spend extra time to engage with your mentors, other participants and the community.

Give Back Program

When you invest in your leadership or in your team’s leadership development, you’re also making an impact in the lives of vulnerable women and youths. 10% of the proceeds go to BIEL Foundation (www.beautyineverylife.org) to sponsor women and youths in the BIEL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

Payment Methods

We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We are also set up to receive bank transfers through invoicing.


Money-back guarantee.

All sales are final. Watch the program highlight to see if you would like to join.

For a customized program for your team or company, please contact program@riseandleadinstitute.com

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