Crossing Borders. Connecting Entrepreneurs.

Promoting Economic Empowerment.

Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021 from 16:00 – 17:45 CET

Join UPS and Rise and Lead Women as we team up to bring to you an engaging discussion and knowledge sharing on how to expand your business beyond borders, connect and collaborate with international business owners and grow successful e-commerce businesses.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs often focus on their immediate local market and lose out on the opportunity to grow internationally and globally. In addition, the pandemic has disproportionately affected women, small business owners. This event will help women entrepreneurs build back better, connect with entrepreneurs in Europe and Africa, forge collaborations and partnerships and scale their businesses.

Speakers include officials from the European Union, high-level government officials, industry experts and successful female entrepreneurs who will share practical insights on their key to business success across borders.

Secure your seat today!

Who is this for?


Women small business owners in Nigeria and Europe,

Aspiring startups, and

Established female entrepreneurs.

How does It work?


This event is free. You can RSVP using the form here.

The Schedule

Opening session: 16.00 – 16.10 CET

Welcome by Ebere Akadiri and Cristina Falcone


Panel Discussion: 16.10 – 16.45 CET

The State Of Women Entrepreneurs in Europe & Africa

Panel Members:

  • Rise and Lead Women Rep/Ebere Akadiri

  • Penny Naas, International President Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS.

  • Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, Executive Director at the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

  • Outi Slotboom, Director, Strategy and Economic Analysis, DG GROW, European Commission.


Breakout Session:   16.45 – 15.30 CET

  • How to Launch a Product-based Startup:  Ebere Akadiri

  • Leveraging Social Media/Marketing: with a Facebook representative and Nicola Peichert, UPS Marketing

  • How to ship and export worldwide? with Margherita Potente and Oby Anowi, UPS Brokerage, and Elina Salo and Morolayo Igeleke, UPS Marketing

  • How to increase your customer experience? with Manuella Moulin and Martyna Marciniszy, UPS Marketing.


Q & A Session: 17.30 – 17.45 CET

Founder Table Chat with Female Founders including Mobola Sagoe, CEO of Shea Origin and Ana Monforte, Founder at Grapekeeper


Closing & Networking: 17.45 – 18.00 CET