Your 8-week online program towards becoming a people-first leader

About Lead Forward

Shape your professional journey with our transformative leadership program. Lead Forward is your key to unlocking your leadership potential. Our leadership program is tailored to meet your unique needs and equip you with the tools to lead with a people-first approach.

Why Lead Forward?

Who you are…

Our program is for a leader who:

  Has at least 1-3 years of professional working experience 

  Works in Tech & Innovation and wants to develop their leadership skills

  Wants to expand their network and learn together with others


    Who you will be!

    With Lead Forward, become a leader who:

      Cultivates a growth mindset for yourself and your team

    Emulates confidence in your capabilities and communicates them

    Applies a toolkit of practical frameworks and strategies to tackle every situation


      How it Works

      Sessions are available as videos so you can schedule learning when it’s best for you!

      Dynamic content tailored to your individual needs as a leader.

      Meet the Speakers

      Lead Forward connects participants with some of Europe’s most innovative minds. Be prepared for multiple deep dive sessions with experts from different backgrounds, skillsets and experiences.

      Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten

      Program Lead

      Paulo André

      Leadership Coach

      Nina Mueller

      Executive Director of Business Operations at moodley

      Amelia Suda-Gosch

      Co-CEO at Female Founders | Partner at Inclusive Minds DEI Consultancy

      Eileen Barnard

      Senior Organisational Culture Manger – DE&I at Babbel

      Michael Kubiena

      Partner & Consultant at Konsultori

      Julianne Lopes

      Head of Operations & HR at Female Founders | DEI Consultant at Inclusive Minds

      Devin Bramhall

      Marketing Growth Advisor & Podcast Host at Don’t Say Content 

      Nadia Fischer

      CEO & Co-founder at Witty Works

      Dinye Hernanda

      DEI Facilitator and Consultant

      Nora Abdoun, PhD

      Organizational Psychologist

      Cathérine Ngoli

      Diversity Expert, Founder & CEO at Cathérine Ngoli Consulting and vaunda Consulting

      Carina Klaffl

      Co-CEO at Female Founders | Partner at Inclusive Minds DEI Consultancy

      Yasmine Guerin

      Founder and CEO at Negotiatress

      Manuel Bruschi

      Co-Founder & CEO at Timeular

      Rupal Patel

      2x Founder and CEO, Advisor, Strategist, and Best-selling Author

      Viktoria Stanzl

      Head of Content at Female Founders | Consultant at Inclusive Minds

      Focus areas for people-first leaders

      Learn the top skills that today’s leaders need

       Execute strategy

      Enhance decision making.
      Align goals. Measure success.
      Beat failure.


      Tackle unconscious bias.
      Use inclusive language.
      Cultivate psychological safety.


      Practice empathetic leadership.
      Embrace change and uncertainty.
      Master negotiation.


      Inclusion from hire to thrive.
      Lead, empower, ignite your team.
      Feedback for fueling growth.

      Program Alumni

      Our upcoming Lead Forward program is designed to help individuals like you thrive in leadership roles. But you might be wondering, “Who is this program for?” Let’s introduce you to some of our past participants, Daniela, Olena and Ines, who have made significant strides in their careers with the help of our program.

      Daniela Aldescu

      Entrepreneur & Angel investor I Managing Partner – Investor Relations Consultancy @ VERTIK

      Olena Didenko-Weber

      Head of Operations at Avomind

      Ines Hartmann

      Product Owner Customer Decision Hub bei UNIQA

      Companies that trust us

      Lead Forward in Numbers


      Avg. Net Promoter Score


      Of Alumni grew their entrepreneurial mindset


      Past participants


      Reach out to Lead Forward Program Manager

      Hi, I’m Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten! Reach out to me if you have any questions about the program, application process, or if it’s the right fit for you!