A professional development conference for women in cardiology


Lead by Design at ESC Congress

RISE was developed to provide women in cardiology with an opportunity to grow professionally, gaining access to training, insights and opportunities for their future success.

For 2024, Women As One and the European Society of Cardiology have joined forces to bring RISE to a wider audience at ESC Congress 2024. Join us there for a day of networking, connection, and learning from world-leading experts in medicine and business.

  • Explore your unique leadership style based on your personality traits.
  • Refine and enhance your leadership skills through expert-led working exercises.
  • Gain lessons learned from top business leaders.
  • Grow your community of support and open doors to future opportunities.

Agenda Highlights

Program Directors Professor Barbara Casadei, Dr. Roxana Mehran, and Dr. Azin Parhizgar have created a dynamic agenda that will empower attendees to “Lead by Design” and will include didactic sessions, workshops, and case-based discussions. Highlights of the RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 agenda include:

  • Decoding Your Personality: a session that will allow attendees to define their personal leadership styles
  • Values-Driven Leadership: an address by ESC CEO Jean-François Riffaud
  • Debunking the Myth of Mentorship & Navigating Institutional Culture: two lively panel discussions which will be led by RISE Program Directors and include a variety of leadership perspectives from notable guests
  • Negotiating with Power: a workshop led by faculty from the Oxford University Women Transforming Leadership Program
  • Situational Leadership: an interactive workshop featuring a team led by well-known Executive Coach Milly Sinclair

Register Today

Registration for RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 opens on April 5 and is open to women in medicine specializing in cardiology and cardiovascular subspecialties. You will be re-directed to the European Society of Cardiology’s website to complete your registration. You can register for RISE @ ESC Congress 2024 together with your registration for ESC Congress 2024, or separately.

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