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cambridge, uk

The RISING FESTIVAL 

 Cambridge, UK

The Rising Festival 

 September 21, 2024
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20+

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400+

Festival-goers

 

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A FESTIVAL FOR INSPIRATION AND GROWTH. 

Join us at the Rising Festival, where women from all walks of life come together to celebrate growth and inspiration. Whether you're a leader, entrepreneur, innovator, or simply someone passionate about personal development, this is your community.

Since 2018, we've been a vibrant community that celebrates empowerment and the power of authenticity and self-care.

Step into an atmosphere of collaboration, inspiration, and growth, where self-care is a priority, connections flourish, and insights spark positive change. Located in the heart of Cambridge, the Rising Festival defies convention, celebrating women's potential, and ambition, and fostering a sense of belonging.

Come and be a part of this incredible journey, where empowerment knows no bounds. Let's rise together to new heights of success, fulfilment, and well-being.

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Why Attend?

 

Welcome to the Rising Festival, an annual gathering dedicated to empowering women to embrace change, unlock their potential, and chart a course for a brighter future. This year's theme, "Reinvent, Renew: Forging the Path Ahead," encapsulates the spirit of transformation and growth that defines our event.

At the Rising Festival, attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with inspiring leaders, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal. Through engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and meaningful networking opportunities, participants will explore strategies for reinventing themselves, renewing their sense of purpose, and forging a path forward that aligns with their aspirations and goals.

Whether you're seeking to overcome obstacles, explore new opportunities, or simply connect with like-minded individuals, the Rising Festival offers a supportive and empowering environment where you can gain the tools, inspiration, and support needed to thrive in both your personal and professional life.

Join us at the Rising Festival and discover the transformative power of reinvention, renewal, and forging your own path to success.

Connect & Network

Cultivate meaningful relationships within a supportive environment, where like-minded individuals come together to form lasting bonds.

Inspirational Insights

Join dynamic workshops and talks led by industry experts, igniting creativity and transformation to illuminate your path forward.

Personal Growth

Explore new perspectives, develop essential skills, and unlock your potential in a nurturing environment dedicated to self-improvement.

Well-being Focus

Prioritise your mental, physical, and emotional health with sessions and activities designed to promote self-care and holistic well-being.

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"I am grateful to be
surrounded by strong, powerful, inspiring women!" - Previous Attendee

Sessions and Topics

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Who's Speaking

Festival Chair

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE 

Chair of the British Library & Centre for Ageing Better

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Founder

Lily Cheng

Founder of the Rising Network and the Rising Festival
Keynote

Dorothy Byrne

President of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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Mary Hockaday

Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

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Jaspreet Kaur

Educator, Poet and Author, Behind the Netra

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Harriet Fear MBE 

Founder & Director, Harriet Fear Associates Ltd

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Dr Julia Wilson

Associate Director and Deputy Chair of the Sanger Leadership, Wellcome Sanger Institute 

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Dr Soraya Jones

Director of Engagement for Homerton Changemakers, University of Cambridge 

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Dr Dupe Burgess  

Founder & CEO, Bloomful

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Sarah Reakes

MD of Kiss Communications

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Alison Cork, MBE

Interiors expert, Entrepreneur, Author  TV presenter

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Jas Rai

Chief Operating Officer, The British Library

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Shikha Gupta

Mindset & Manifestation Coach, The Skihka Way

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Dr Shreeya Tewary 

Consultant Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist, Bourn Hall 

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Dame Lesley Regan DBE 

British Gynaecologist, professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College London

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Dr Jidong Wu 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Cambridge Chinese Medicine 

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Laura Wright  

Consultant, Awerian Ltd

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Rachel Hurst 

Chief Operating Officer, Domino Printing Sciences

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"I am so pleased I came to this year's Rising Festival. Not only did I have a great opportunity to meet and listen to extraordinary and successful women, I have also made new connections throughout the day. Coming out of the Festival made me realise that being a woman is great and if they can do it...I can too!" - Previous Attendee

Schedule AT A GLANCE

08:45 - 09:45: DOORS OPEN | REGISTRATION & MINGLE

MAIN HALL 

SEPTEMBER 21

UPPER HALL

SEPTEMBER 21

RETURN TO MAIN HALL 

OUTSIDE HALL

SEPTEMBER 21

RETURN TO MAIN HALL 

Full Details of ALL Sessions can be found HERE
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WELCOME! 

 

Hello, and thank you for joining us here at the Rising Network. I'm thrilled to have you here as we embark on a journey of personal transformation together. The Rising Festival isn't just an event; it's a transformative experience where we celebrate our strengths, and honour the unique gifts that each of us brings to the world and our collective resilience.

Our mission is clear: to empower each other to break through personal and professional barriers while prioritising our well-being. As the founder, creating this nurturing space for women to connect, learn, and grow has been my greatest passion.

Immerse yourself in a day filled with inspiration and growth, featuring captivating speakers and interactive workshops. Together, let's cultivate our minds, bodies, and souls as we embark on this transformative journey.

Whether you come with a friend, colleague, or alone, you'll leave with new skills, insights, and connections that will propel you forward.

I invite you to prioritise yourself and seize this opportunity for personal transformation. I can't wait to see you there!

Event Tickets

Standard Ticket

£150

  • Full access to Main Stage
  • Access to all Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Goodie bag
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VIP Pass

£275

Guaranteed Seating

  • Enjoy the benefits of a Standard Ticket, plus:
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • Ability to pre-book your preferred sessions for guaranteed seating
  • Exclusive 45 minute 1-2-1 mentoring/coaching session
  • VIP networking opportunities
  • VIP Goodie bag
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Corporate Special

£1350

Buy 9 Tickets, Get 1 Free!

  • Enjoy the benefits of a Standard Ticket
  • Empowerment and Leadership: Equip your team with the skills and mindset needed for success.
  • Authenticity and Self-Care: Promote a culture of well-being and authenticity in the workplace.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders.
  • Innovative Insights: Gain valuable insights to drive your organisation forward.
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Get Involved

 

Partner with us to unlock unparalleled exposure and influence. Expand your reach, forge impactful connections, and make a lasting impression by joining forces with our dynamic community. Benefit from increased brand visibility, access to a diverse audience, and opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Take the next step to elevate your brand and make a meaningful impact today!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand's visibility and engagement by sponsoring our festival. Benefit from extensive exposure to our diverse audience and showcase your commitment to empowering women.

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Partnership Collaborations

Join forces with us to create memorable experiences and amplify your reach. Partnering with us opens doors to new opportunities for growth, innovation, and community building.

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Media Partnerships

Enhance your media presence and support our mission by forming a partnership. Gain access to exclusive content, interviews, and promotional opportunities to connect with our audience.

Featured Coaches 

Share your expertise and connect with potential clients as an official coach at our festival. Showcase your skills, mentor others, and contribute to the growth of our community.

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Venue: Find Us Here

The Rising Festival will take place at St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BD.

St Barnabas Church is on the corner of Mill Road and St Barnabas Road with access via the front entrance on Mill Road (CB1 2BD).

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