26/01/2019 – ARISE Women’s Summit

26/01/2019 - ARISE Women's Summit

26jan12:0018:0026/01/2019 - ARISE Women's Summit

Event Details

You are specially invited to the 2019 Arise Women’s Summit in Reading, UK.

Our intention is to continue the conversations that drive women’s advancement and inspire action in key areas of life such as business, career and philanthropy.

The Summit is one focal point for the like-minded community we call the Sister Sister Network.

Featuring inspiring keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, Arise 2019 will bring together the voices of a diverse range of female and male luminaries from the worlds of business, industry and politics to discuss leadership, entrepreneurship, confidence, work-life balance, networking and building relationships and many more.


The Arise Summit is for women in business, career, and women interested in leadership and entrepreneurship at different levels.

We are eager to welcome you in January.

Tickets are still on sale but going fast, book now to secure your place at ARISE 2019.


Yvonne Greeves – Head of Women in Business Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank

As Head of Women in Business for NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank, Yvonne is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK.

Yvonne actively mentors and provides training to Women in Business across the country and is keen to inspire women to set up and scale their business. Yvonne is Chair of MsMissMrs, a Community Interest Company seeking to empower women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and is a trustee of Changing the Chemistry, an organisation seeking Diversity of thought on boards.

Tunji Akintokun MBE – Senior Vice President, NSC Global

Our first ever male speaker, from living in a hostel to carrying the Olympic torch, Tunji Akintokun’s story is one of overcoming adversity. Now he’s focusing on helping others to do the same.

Tunji is multi-award-winning leader and Senior Vice President of sales at NSC Global, a professional and managed services organisation operating in over 100 countries. He previously held several senior leadership positions at tech giant Cisco during his 18-year career at the company.
Passionate about diversity in the workplace, science & technology (STEM) and social mobility, Tunji resides on the boards and councils of several organisations including Grant Thornton, techUK, Teach First and Regital.
In the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List, Tunji received an MBE for services to young people from ethnic minorities in Science & Technology.

Vanessa Pine – Director Atlas Patners

As a former special adviser to the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson and Vince Cable she helped push for the 2010 Equality Act and therefore has intricate knowledge on and is a strong advocate for the gender pay gap.

During the 2010 and 2015 general elections, she managed more than 30 campaign events for the former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Co-ordinating the needs of national TV and print journalists, local MPs and site owners to deliver both media coverage and positive stakeholder outcomes.
In recent months, Vanessa has led work on internal pay gap communications for international pharmaceutical Merck Europe. She has a unique understanding of gender pay gap issues from a policy and corporate perspective and would be an engaging and humorous addition to the event.

Also featuring inspirational panelists:

Riffi Khan – Creative Director, Rochay TV

Canon Yemi Adedeji- Strategy and Leadership Coach

Tamsin Napier-Munn- The Business Magazine

And high impact breakout sessions with:​

Roger Harrop- Author and Business Coach

Mark Terrell- The Reluctant Leader

Tabitha Beaven – Founder, Light Mind.

**** 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Fry Charity, our 2019 official charity partner.

The Elizabeth Fry Charity provides support to women, mostly on licence from prison, who have a range of complex needs. Through their work, they help women to begin to address the issues they face, to improve their lives and reduce the likelihood of further offending.


Book your tickets now


(Saturday) 12:00 - 18:00(GMT+00:00)


The Meadow Suite

Reading RG6 6UA