We envision a world where women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts. We want to see them achieve top leadership positions in the workplace and create sustainable businesses in the marketplace”, says Rise and Lead founder, Ebere Akadiri.
Rise and Lead Women is an education and mediaplatform forwomen and organisations that focuses on bridging the gender gap by supporting the financial inclusion and leadership advancement of women in business for a more inclusive and sustainable world.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the leadership and financial inclusion of women in the workplace and marketplace so as to fill the leaking pipeline of women leaders and create a more inclusive and sustainable future.

We value connection, continuous growth and real community

Rise and Lead Women inspires and support women to show up with their gifts, use their voices and influence to drive changes and make an impact in society. We encourage and inspire women toget a seat at the table where decisions are made. We provide the tools, resources and connections for women to lead in harmony with their feminine values. We engage in deep conversations to uncover the aspirations of women and the issues faced by women. We facilitate meaningful connections, mentorships circles and community to support women leaders to thrive. We work with companies and organisations to provide them with educational materials and events to advance women in leadership and female entrepreneurs to grow and scale innovative businesses.

Rise and Lead Women believes in balanced leadership and equal opportunities for ALL. We support women in showing up, getting a seat at the table and taking the lead, while serving as role models for the next generation of women leaders.

Our Values


We offer tailored programs to support women in their quest to reach their highest potential.
We inspire and demonstrate to women how to discover the power within. Guiding them on their upward journey to make a positive impact on society.
We believe that using our collective voices will help us achieve our vision for a gender-inclusive world.
We mentor women to break through personal and professional barriers. In turn, creating positive change by advocating for equal opportunities, balanced leadership and talent development.
We showcase organisations who are leading the way in promoting women in the workplace and business environment.
We do this through our curated Programs: Connect2Grow and Leadership Development Program and our magazine.

Founding Members

Our Rise and Lead Women Forum Foundation Members are women who are ambitious, confident and tired of following the status quo.

They want to participate in actively solving societal problems.

They know they have been called to a higher purpose, tired of going unseen.

They are ready to create a seat at the table; to be present where major societal decisions and policies are made.

Our members are prepared to drive change through their influence. They see an urgent need to generate income and leave a legacy.

We encourage men who want to address gender bias to support these women to rise alongside them.

Team Members

Meet the women and men who are making our work possible