Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a 2021 Conference?

Yes! Your safety is our priority given the unique times that we are all in. We will build a high-quality conference that has virtual and in person capabilities with great and cautious optimism for November 4th, 2021. If safety allows, we will be in-person at the Rhode Island Convention Center AND virtually (going forward R.I.S.E. will have both in-person and virtual capabilities).

When is the Conference?

The R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference will be held on November 4th, 2021 with both in-person and virtual capabilities.

When does registration open?

Registration will be opened on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

How much is a ticket?

The price for a 2021 virtual conference tickets are as follows:
• $75 per person for virtual ticket
• $150.00 per person in-person ticket
• $250 per person for in-person VIP Ticket (includes dinner & networking evening of conference).

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes:
Three keynote Speakers.
Eight breakout sessions
Access to our virtual and\or in-person Exhibit Market Place
This event is for attendees who purchase a VIP ticket for the conference.
On November 4th , 2021 from 5-9 pm you can enjoy meeting speakers, author signings, the opportunity to support women-owned businesses and local charities. Throughout the day there will be food, beverages, and live entertainment.

How many breakout sessions will there be?

We will offer (8) eight breakout sessions, the same sessions will be available both in the morning and afternoon.Topics include Women in Leadership, Financial Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Entrepreneurship & Education, Mentorship & Paying it Forward, and A BETTER YOU! Attendees will have access to a choice of (2) two 60-minute breakout sessions.

Do I have to choose the breakout sessions in advance?

Yes. The agenda will be posted on our website well in advance of Conference Day to help you decide in advance which sessions you want to attend. Additionally, you can always update your registration to attend a different breakout session if you change your mind the day of conference.

Will the Conference be available for playback?

Yes. All conference videos will be uploaded to our R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference YouTube Channel.

Will there be closed captioning for all sessions?

Yes. All keynote and breakout sessions will have closed captioning on the screen.

Are group viewing tickets available?

Yes. Please send inquiries with details to

Can I share the feed with my team?

A ticket enables one person to watch the Conference feed from a computer or handheld device. It is not shareable. Group viewing tickets are not available at this time.

What are the payment options?

• Credit or debit card. This immediately reserves your ticket(s). You can also request to be invoiced via PayPal.
• Check payment: Please note that checks must be received in our office for tickets for tickets to be reserved.

Who are the speakers?

We are assembling an incredible line up of some of the most amazing thought leaders across the country and globe. They will undoubtedly provide you with the tools you need to Realize Inspiration & Sustain Excellence. You can see our past conference speakers here. To receive speaker and other important conference announcements subscribe to our newsletter here.” Make sure you hyper link the here’s.

If my plans change, can I get a refund?

We will be unable to offer any refunds to ticket purchases. However, if you know in advance that you will not be able to use your ticket you can transfer to another attendee. (Please note by purchasing your ticket(s) you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and forfeit your right to dispute charges.”

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact Hilina D. Ajakaiye at

Who produces the Conference?

The R.I.S.E. Women’s Leadership Conference is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID# 83-0917178. Meet our Advisory Council Members.

I have another question. Who can help me?

Visit Contact Us for a list of contacts who can help.

Do I Still Get Admission to the In-Person or Virtual Event?

Absolutely Yes!!! Membership includes our R.I.S.E. event every year – In Person and Now with a Virtual Offering and many more ways to get connected and unleash the best you by connecting with the best in others!