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Ebere Akadiri is an experienced leader who is passionate about leadership development, business strategy and change making. She is the founder of Ataro Group and Rise and lead Women

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A former restauranteur

Ebere Akadiri is a former multiple branch owner with over 23 years of management and leadership experience in Europe and Africa. Ebere advocates for women in leadership through the Rise and Lead Women Initiative. The Rise and Lead Women Initiative runs leadership programmes for women and business leaders and convenes the Global Rise and Lead Summit, connecting and inspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds to drive gender inclusion and share valuable insights.

An international public speaker and podcast host

Host of a top-rated career podcast in Europe, Ebere has interviewed several trailblazers, top senior executives, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. She’s currently writing a book focused on preparing women for their next leadership roles and consults for companies on business development, leadership, and workshop facilitation.

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My Story

I launched my first business, a female clothing retail company, in 2008. My second business was a restaurant with multiple branches, employing over 56 staff members. In 2013, I left my restaurant business behind and moved to the Netherlands with my family as a trailing spouse. As a result, I experienced a break in my career and was almost led into a state of depression.

Trying to start again and unable to find a network that supports ambitious women in business with the right level of resources, events, and community, I created the Rise and Lead Summit in 2018.

The Rise and Lead Women

The Rise and Lead Women brand now has a strong national and international brand presence, with a large community of diverse women and men in Europe and Africa, hosting over 20 events every year. In addition, we partner with major global brands, such as UPS to co-create educational events and programs for female entrepreneurs and professional women.

I’ve had the honor and privilege of interviewing dozens of influential leaders and corporate executives from major global organizations, learning what has helped them climb the leadership ladder.

My mission is to show your leadership teams how to transform company culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and performs at their best.
I also inspire and help ambitious female entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses.

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What they say about me

Working with Ebere on my business development strategy helped me to gain clarity on what direction to take my business. I made 600X revenue within 3 months

Uche Enemchukwu
CEO Nelu Diversified Consulting
I’ve been inspired by Ebere to gain confidence and boldness to share my ambition with my bosses and become more visible. Ebere taught me to lead from where I am and raise my aspirations.

Roberta Avelino
Process Engineer at Audi
I enjoyed the vision setting process taught by Ebere. It’s now easier for me to achieve my goals.

Esmee To
Technicaal Consultant at salesforce Netherlands