R.I.S.E WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2020   |   Virtual Event

VISION

R.I.S.E (Realizing Inspiration & Sustaining Excellence) Women’s Leadership Conference brings discussion, thought leadership and connectedness across a diverse and broad range of phenomenal women. The conference is inspirational, motivational discussing issues of gender parity, social-economic, and workplace equality.  Our vision is to transform and change the lives of all women to create life parity and balance.

R.I.S.E. MISSION STATEMENT

R.I.S.E is here to help inspire, connect, recognize and support women of all ages in the workplace, entrepreneurship and beyond founded in the importance of paying it forward to the next generation.  R.I.S.E is a nonpartisan and nonprofit annual event dedicated to the goal of connecting women across various ages, professions and diverse backgrounds to bring discussion around eliminating gender, pay, and socioeconomic gaps.

 

In addition, R.I.S.E is deeply invested in the young women of today who will be leading the world and futures of tomorrow. We partner with many great organizations that positively shape the lives of youth for the future.  After all, the outcomes of tomorrow are grounded in the efforts of today!

OUR PILLARS OF CONCENTRATION

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

R.I.S.E confronts the range of challenges that many women leaders have endured and face as emerging and established leaders at their company and strategies for pushing forth and advancing!

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Women currently control $14 trillion of personal wealth in the U.S., according to the Bank of Montreal’s Wealth Institute, and that number is growing. Over the next two generations, women stand to inherit 70 percent of future wealth. According to the Family Wealth Advisors Council, by 2030, women will hold two-thirds of our nation’s wealth. Women cannot afford to be disengaged from finances as they amass higher levels of wealth and live longer. Come here strategies at R.I.S.E!

HEALTH & WELLNESS

There is no wealth without health. Come explore how to maximize your level of health and wellness to live longer, fuller and healthier lives. The pursuit of health, personal growth, and improved quality of life relies on living a balanced life. To achieve balance, one needs to care for our mind, body, and spirit. Come explore with us at R.I.S.E!

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & EDUCATION

The R.I.S.E of Women in business and Education is undeniable and will continue for years to come. We bring you great entrepreneurs who have risen above the challenges as well as women of influence throughout academia.

MENTORSHIP & PAYING IT FORWARD

We believe in giving without the expectation of return. The return is positively powering the future, our souls and evoking positive change. Towards this end, R.I.S.E partners with schools like The Lincoln School for Girls and others all over New England as well as mentor as a team. Come see some of these amazing, young women at the Young Woman’s Circle at R.I.S.E!

A BETTER YOU!

 R.I.S.E has a holistic focus on helping to be a part of creating ‘A Better You!” Towards this end, we will also offer workshops with universal skills that are beneficial in many walks of life.

R.I.S.E. ADVISORY COUNCIL



The R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference is not the product of one individual but rather a powerful collective of women trailblazers and leaders across diverse industries throughout New England. This diverse collaborative of fierce women connecting as strategic advisors volunteer their time to bring the magic that yields a must attend event called R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference. It is a joy to bring this to you with them! –

Hilina D. Ajakaiye,
Founder & Executive Director, R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference

Angie Ankoma
Angie    Ankoma
Executive Vice President, United Way of Rhode Island

Adriana Dawson
Adriana    Dawson
Community Engagement Director, Verizon

Ashley Rappa
Ashley    Rappa
Director of Marketing & Communication, Lincoln School Owner & Founder, Human Writes Consulting
Cara Sangerman
Cara    Sangerman
Human Resources Manager, Stop&Shop
Davi Harte
Davi    Harte
Senior Manager, Media Strategy & Planning, Stop & Shop Marketing
Elsa Franco
Elsa    Franco
Specialist, External & Community Relations, Stop & Shop
Emilie D
Emilie    D
Specialist, External & Community Relations, Stop & Shop
Essence S
Essence    S
Channel Manager, Digital & Loyalty, Stop&Shop
Graziano Ashia
Graziano    Ashia
(Director of Parent Engagement)
Jill Butler
Jill    Butler
Wavemaker Fellowship Director, Rhode Island Commerce
Katje Afonseca
Katje    Afonseca
Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island
Kristin Pope
Kristin    Pope
CEO, Pope Productions, Inc; Digital Content Evangelist at Wellesley College
Megan
Megan
HR Manager - North America, AstroNova, Inc.
Nisa Villareal
Nisa    Villareal
Community Outreach Coordinator - Office of US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Patricia Raskincover
Patricia    Raskincover
Raskin Resources Productions
Sarah Rumsey
Sarah    Rumsey
Logistics Coordinator, Edesia Nutrition
Sinbiat Hassan
Sinbiat    Hassan
Sr. Web Analyst/Product Owner - Eversource Energy
Suzi Robinson
Suzi    Robinson
Chief Commercial Officer, NOUFLEX Brand + Business Strategy Consultant

R.I.S.E. VIDEOS & MEDIA

SEE THE MAGIC OF RISE FOR YOURSELF!

RISE Women’s Leadership Conference 2018
RISE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2018 (RE-CAP)
RISE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2019 (2 MINUTES)

Previous Year R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

R.I.S.E. Features Dynamic, Engaging & Amazing Speakers!

Featured Sponsors & Partners

The perfect spot to highlight Exhibitors

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the Conference?

The R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference is on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Where is the Conference location and information?
How much is a ticket and what is included?

  • $150 GENERAL ADMISSION It includes: breakfast, lunch, ability to do professional profile photos included, giveaways, access to keynotes, your choice of sessions and panelists across financial literacy, health & wellness, entrepreneurship, leadership, mentorship and paying it forward.
  • $250 VIP ADMISSION (Included VIP Dinner 5-9pm). Get up close and personal with the R.I.S.E. Founder and/or Advisory board members to network, collaborate after the conference and get more in depth. You get this plus all the regular benefits of conference including: breakfast, lunch, ability to do professional profile photos included, giveaways, access to keynotes, your choice of sessions and panelists across financial literacy, health & wellness, entrepreneurship, leadership, mentorship and paying it forward.
  • Access to the Marketplace all day.
  • Access to the Career Pavilion (including one-on-one career coaching and resume review), Health Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion and more.

How do I register?

Tickets for the 2020 R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference will go on sale Monday, February 19th at 9:00AM Eastern. Please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of each page to receive news & reminders for upcoming events.
Registration Tips Because tickets to the main conference typically sell out quickly, there are a few things you should do to maximize your chances of getting one:

  1. Sign Up for our email list below and add https://www.risewlc.com/ and info@risewlc.com to your address book to help our messages get through to you.
  2. Pay special attention to our emails early February 2020; we will send a “save the date” email about a week before registration opens. Registration opens to seven months in advance of the conference date.
  3. Put registration on your calendar for the morning. Though subject to change, we try to open registration at 9:00 am Eastern. The 2019 Conference sold out quickly and left many people disappointed because they had waited until later in the day to try to register.

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference at info@risewlc.com

How do I become an exhibitor?

Find more information and an application form on the Exhibitors Page. For other questions, please email exhibitor@risewlc.com

How do I become a speaker?

Please visit email us at info@risewlc.com

How long is the Conference?

The main Conference is held on one full day from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We also host a VIP Dinner even the evening of the Conference, from 5-9pm

What should I wear/What may I bring?

Attendees generally wear business casual attire. During the day, you will be moving throughout the convention center, including up and down stairs, so wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. You will receive a Conference bag upon arrival to hold all of your program materials.
Past attendees have found it helpful to bring any of the following: business cards, current resume (if you’re participating in our resume reviews/coaching sessions), phone/laptop/tablet + charger, paper/pen for taking notes, a light snack (the keynote luncheon starts at 1:00pm), and a bottle of water. Backpacks are allowed into the convention center; however, due to increased security measures in recent years, bigger bags may delay your entry slightly.

What is the VIP Dinner?

This event is for attendees who purchase a VIP ticket for the conference.
On September 17, 2020 from 5-9 pm you can enjoy meeting speakers, author signings, the opportunity to support women-owned businesses and local charities, and live entertainment while making great contacts after the big day. Food and drink will be available.

How do I get my badge?

You will receive your badge upon arrival the morning of the conference. Registration will open at 7AM.

What if my plans change?

All tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your ticket to another party easily at no charge. Please refer to your confirmation email for instructions on how to log in and change attendee names. The deadline to change your registration information is August 1st, 2020.

Seating

Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis except for the lunch session. If a table is purchased, assignments are made based upon registration date; individual seats are also assigned by date and multiple guests within a single reservation will be seated together.

Special Needs

The Conference does its best to accommodate attendees with special needs. All such requests must be made in writing. Please fax your request to info@risewlc.com

Are there volunteer opportunities for the R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference?

Yes! We depend on volunteers to keep things running smoothly. In exchange for their time and effort, volunteers are given complete access to Conference offerings outside of their shift schedule. Visit our Volunteer page for everything you need to know about signing up.

Are men welcome to join?

Most warmly! If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We believe that gender partnership is the surest way to workplaces that work for everyone. While the majority of our attendees are women, men are starting to attend in greater numbers and typically find the day’s programming unique and enlightening.

Who produces the Conference?

The R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID#20-2699177. Our advisory board can be found on the site. Marketing strategy, branding and the on-site brand experience from inception of R.I.S.E. by Lanre.

I have another question. Who can help me?

Visit us at www.risewlc.com or email us at www.info@risewlc.com.

Get In Touch

More Info: 

At R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference we look forward to hearing from you. Please use any of the means below and we will respond at the earliest available time. Thank you!

Address: Providence, Rhode Island -Rhode Island Convention Center, Entire 5th Floor

Phone: info@risewlc.com

Conference Hours: 7:30am – 5pm;  Post  VIP Event 5 -8pm

R.I.S.E Women’s Leadership Conference Sponsors

Here you can display your amazing sponsors

Diamond Sponsor (formerly Emerald):

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop


Marketplace Sponsor

Providence Tourism Council

Providence Tourism Council

L’Oreal

L’Oreal

Care New England

Care New England

Bank of America

Bank of America


Media Sponsor & Partners:

Global Vision

Global Vision

PBN Media

PBN Media

102.1 Power

102.1 Power


Ruby Sponsor (formerly Ruby):

Amica

Amica


Sapphire Sponsor

AAA Northeast

AAA Northeast

Amgen

Amgen

Bank Newport

Bank Newport

BankRI

BankRI

Beacon Mutual

Beacon Mutual

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Centreville Bank

Centreville Bank

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank

CVS Health

CVS Health

Gilbane

Gilbane

Hope Globa

Hope Globa

IGT

IGT

JP Morgan Chase & Co

JP Morgan Chase & Co

MirrorMe RI

MirrorMe RI

Polar Beverages

Polar Beverages

United Heallth Care

United Heallth Care

The University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island

Webster Bank

Webster Bank


Young Women’s Circle Sponsor

PKF O’Connor Davies

PKF O’Connor Davies

Pawtucket Credit Union

Pawtucket Credit Union

Citrin Cooperman

Citrin Cooperman

Cox

Cox

LifeSpan

LifeSpan

Neighborhood Health Plan

Neighborhood Health Plan

Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College


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Testimonials

As a mom of two who works full time and runs a business, I am extremely selective of how I invest my time and energy. This full day conference exceeded my expectations. The organizers paid attention to every detail and attracted attendees who I fully enjoyed meeting and spending the day with. The speakers were credible, relatable, and informative. This is an event not to miss! Well done.

Cleonie Mainvielle

This event exceeded all of my expectations. It was planned with attention to all details. As both an attendee and an exhibitor, there was many conference staff available to answer any questions to ensure a great experience. The speakers were empowering and inspiring, and I can’t wait until next year!”

Natalia Lima

Exhibitor at RISE

A day filled with inspirational women! I’m so glad I attended this event. I met a lot of great women that are doing fabulous things locally, nationally and internationally. I can’t wait until the next event!

Bria Johnson

Attendee 2018

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