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WORKSHOPS: Promoting the financial well-being of women in Business

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  • Workshop 1
    16 May 2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Workshop 2
    4 July 2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Workshop 3
    10 October 2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Workshop 4
    14 November 2019
    17:00 - 20:00

Women and Business Success Series presented by Rise and Lead Women for Women Business Initiative International

Promoting the financial well-being of women in Business


The topic of women and money is almost a taboo in some societies.

Women-owned businesses struggle for survival.

Many women adopt a solo business style so that they can take care of their homes and businesses simultaneously. This style put an enormous amount of stress and pressure on women because they work alone and continuously trade their time for money.

This problem persist due to the lack of entrepreneurial confidence required to take risks, negotiate, step outside their comfort zone and grow a successful and sustainable business. This problem often leads to women feeling like impostors, which results to a low self-esteem, and subsequent loss of resources.

To build an entrepreneurial confidence, you need a new set of mindset, clarity, new skills, guidance and proven systems that makes it easier to hire people, grow and lead a thriving business.

Ready to build a sustainable and thriving business that eventually runs without your daily input?

Introducing the “Women and Business Success Series” presented by Rise and Lead Women in partnership with Women Business Initiative International.


Women and Business Success Series is a part of the Rise and Lead Mentoring Circle focused primarily on business development skills, training and mastermind mentorship for women entrepreneurs who are ready to grow their small businesses, to uncover their blocks, create a growth plan, develop an investor ready-business model and learn the relevant skills required to thrive in business.

Succeeding in business requires;
• A mindset and knowledge that it’s okay to build a business and still maintain your female values.
• A vision of growth
• A desire to grow
• A commitment to growth.
• The knowledge that as your business succeeds, you can have enough money to fund the changes you want to see in the world.

“As your business grows, your leadership grows equally”.

During the Women and Business Success program, you will:
o Gain clarity on what steps and path you need to grow a sustainable business.
o Connect with peers, exchange ideas with like-minded individuals and build long-lasting win-win relationships.
o Receive mentorship on mapping out your next steps towards your business growth
o Master the right skills and mindsets needed to grow a sustainable and profitable business that gives you the freedom you seek

“Growing a business requires growth mindset, the right skills and funds”.

Why the Women and Business Success Series?

Often, growth requires that you invest financial resources into your idea whether from savings, family, banks or investors.

We know that today, many women are afraid to receive investment, or take out a bank loan. Through a survey carried out by Rise and Lead Women Forum, “Closing the funding gap in women-owned business, the fear of business failure is one of the major reason why women do not receive funds.

To minimise the risk of business failure, entrepreneurs need to acquire the right business skills and develop a scalable business model. For this reason, we created the Rise and Lead Women and Business success Series to help female entrepreneurs who desire to grow their business, gain the right and relevant skills required for business success.

The Rise and Lead Women and Business Success Series is a set of 4 training and mastermind series that explore the needs of each business owner and create an individual plan for growth and provide relevant skills for business success.

At the end of the 4-training sessions the you will walk away with:
• Increased confidence to grow your business
• A plan and detailed strategy for your chosen growth path
• A community to inspire, encourage and share knowledge with
• An entrepreneurial mindset to create new products or services by tapping into your strengths and gifts
• An opportunity to learn how to create and facilitate a mentoring circle to share your experience and knowledge.
The participant may choose to progress to our women and money series or the entrepreneurial leadership series or become facilitators in our Leaders’ Circle.

The curriculum at a glance:
Your Growth Plan: Establishing goals and strategic plans to achieve your vision
Your Customer Development Strategy: Marketing and sales plans
Your Ideal Product or Service: Your product and Offer Development
Your Scalable Business Model: Designing your strategic business model for future growth;

Your contribution to this program is €50 ex VAT to take care of logistics personnel and workbooks.

Here is the class schedule at a glance:

Dates: Thursday May 16, July 4, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14.
Venue: WBII Office
Time: 5.00pm – 8 pm
Price: WBII Member: €50

Only 8 spots available. This opportunity is open to WBII Members Only

Get ready to gain clarity on what steps to take in growing a successful business

About Rise and Lead Mentoring Circle:
Rise and Lead Women Forum is an education and connection platform that empowers women in business for leadership and impact.

At Rise and Lead, our mission is to help women in business unleash their potentials in life and business, and we do this through facilitated workshops, mentorships and mastermind accountability.

You will receive:
Access: Gain access to experts, business executives, and leadership development courses.
A Safe Space to Grow: We create a space where professionals and business leaders can support each other, engage in meaningful conversations, gain knowledge, and practice being bold and asking for what you are worth.
Take Your Seat: The Rise and Lead Mentoring Circle is an opportunity to explore your leadership potential with a group of women leaders who will challenge you, support you, and hold you accountable for the long-haul.
Rise and Take the Lead: Advance your leadership through curated trainings and mentorships. Gain confidence, clarity, and boldness.

Mentoring Circle Meeting Format:
• Group mentorship support to gain clarity, overcome bias, achieve goals and unleash your potential.
• Choose your growth path, receive skills training, guidance, be inspired, and start to hold yourself accountable.
• Deep-dive conversations are focused on insight from different industries and perspectives.
• A safe space for you to express yourself. We follow a strict confidentiality policy that allows members to share their deepest struggles, successes, and opinions in a supportive, non-judgmental space.
• We meet four times a year, plus our end-of-the-year summit with the entire community.
• We meet in a private online community group to share daily updates, ask questions, and receive answers.

You will declare your bold vision, create ambitious goals, and map out action steps to achieve your next level of personal and business goals.

Receive the encouragement and support needed to hold yourself accountable towards achieving your goals.

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Who is the Rise and Lead “Women and Business Success Series” for?

Female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, who are committed to personal and professional growth,tired of following the status quo or hiding, but are now ready to show up with our gifts and use our collective voices to drive change and make the world a better and balanced place.

The Rise and Lead woman is compelled by a deep, inner conviction that she is meant for something more. She believes she is meant to tear down unfit stereotypes and step into her highest calling.
We are excited to be on this journey with you as you connect, learn, discover new ways of doing things, and grow as an individual and as a group. Register Now!

Meet our Founder

Ebere AkadiriEbere Akadiri, the CEO of Ataro Foods and the creator of the Rise and Lead Summit.

Ebere started a restaurant business at an early age and grew the business to success within two years. She employed and managed over 56 team members with whom she provided corporate catering for 5 multinational companies.

Her Just Relish restaurant, located in two locations and 5 sales outlets, catered to over 700 customers per day and also offered large catering operations to corporations, individuals and groups.
Ebere managed these activities all while taking care of her 5 children.

In 2013, Ebere relocated to the Netherlands with her family and, within a year, launched a food and spice packaging company. She believes her mission is to touch people’s lives with beauty and possibilities.

She is passionate about teaching her knowledge and experience and she has developed two programs for entrepreneurs who want to grow and lead
their businesses: Entrepreneurial leadership school and Rise and Lead Mentoring Circle.

In accordance with GDPR legislation, we are informing you that it is customary for photographs to be taken of our events. If you do not wish to be in any photographs, or you do not want your name listed below as a guest, please inform the WBII.

Guest List:

  •  adenike alade
  •  Johanne Bade
  •  Ilaria Bussi
  •  Unzela Haider
  •  Charlene Lambert
  •  Jet Sichterman
  •  Joanna Trawinska
  •  Blanca Vergara


Venue Website:

Nassauplein 20, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2585 EC, Netherlands