Who we are
Femme Palette redefines how modern women network and make new friends. It’s a place for young female professionals to connect with other inspiring and like-minded women. At Femme Palette, we believe women should empower and motivate each other by sharing their career paths, goals and dreams with each other.
Like an artist who uses a palette to mix different colors to create a painting, we provide a platform where women from diverse backgrounds can connect and create something beautiful together as well.
Why we started Femme Palette
We started Femme Palette to help women living in the Czech Republic grow their professional and personal network -- to become more entrepreneurial and empowered. We’ve heard stories of female professionals struggling to find similar women who want to talk about career advice, business ideas, challenges at work, or have motivating conversations. Through our research, we’ve heard many times that women are surrounded by female friends that they have known since childhood, went to high school with or worked together, but they don’t have the chance meet any other women outside their limited network. We're trying to change that by providing women with opportunities to meet each other on our platform.
Our mission is to give professional women the opportunity to connect, inspire, and motivate each other.
What we believe in
(These values are reflected in our branding)
Unity & Support
Women lift each other up and are better together
Women are kind and encourage each other
Women push their limits and set higher goals
Women drive each other’s successes
Meet the ladies behind Femme Palette
Lucie has been working for 4 years in marketing and design for fast growing tech startups in Silicon Valley. Her expertise is in UX/UI design, branding, content and social media marketing. Being surrounded by many inspiring women in San Francisco who helped shaping her professional career and personal development, she would like to create the same opportunity for other women, especially the ones living in Czech Republic. In her free time, she explores the neighborhoods of San Francisco with her french bulldog Spike, works on side projects in hipster coffee shops and takes pictures of interior designs and architecture.
Klara has experience working in B2B consulting with focus on sales and management strategy for large corporations and startups. She devotes her free time to working on social projects, her music band and traveling. She is also an all-kinds-of-sports enthusiast, eager reader and even bigger foodie. Working in a men-dominated field, Klara never had much opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded female professionals. Therefore, she would like to help other women working in business to grow their network outside their office.
Aneta, mentor program lead
Aneta works as a digital consultant in London, helping global businesses transform and succeed in the ever-evolving digital world. Her expertise spans across digital innovation, customer experience, and digital marketing. She is a strong advocate of women supporting one another in order to reach their full potential. Her ambition is to nurture and cultivate meaningful and uplifting mentoring relationships within the community. In her free time, Aneta can be found dancing, hiking, practicing hot yoga, exploring new places or reading about nutritional science and self-care.
Catherine, design group co-leader
Cat is a Graphic Designer and photographer by trade. Cat worked in Boston and New York City as a graphic designer before moving to Prague a year and a half ago.Cat specializes in developing brand identity systems and is always on the look-out for ways to progress on a professional and personal level. She drinks way too much coffee for her own good, takes ceramics courses in her free time, loves to travel, is obsessed with the ocean, hates single use plastics, lives to snowboard in the winter months, keeps an ever-growing list of her favorite cafés, and is one of those crazy people that actually enjoys a morning workout. To her, there’s really nothing better than unique, like-minded women supporting and learning from each other.
Aida, design group leader
Aida is a specialist for user experience and user interface design of modern digital mobile applications. She combines UX/UI knowledge with innovation mindset and tries to apply these skills in company that requires digital transformation - CEMEX. In her free time she's usually reading books about mindfulness, practices yoga and spends time with her friends. She believes that we should harness the power of strong women to build foundations of healthy leadership in the future.Her vision is to create better place to live in by helping others, using innovative technological solutions and empowering woman.
denisa, marketing group leader
Denisa began her career in marketing in GSK, a global pharmaceutical company, as a marketing specialist. From then on, her passion for marketing grew every day. Next, she started working at COTY, where she managed four luxury brands in three countries. She worked her way up to be a brand manager at Aquila, Fruttimo, and Veritea at the country’s soft drink market leader Karlovarske Mineralne Vody a.s. Her educational background is in management & marketing. She has also spent one semester in Krakow, Poland, studying International Business. Going ahead, she plans to open her own leadership academy. She enjoys yoga, coffee and traveling.
valeria, events COORDINATOR
Valeria is a multi-lingual marketer, who enjoys collaborations on meaningful projects in culturally-diverse teams. With a degree in business and media, she currently oversees marketing for healthcare and chemicals industries in an international market research and consulting firm.
In her free time, she enjoys helping start-ups create business plans, pitch decks, and investment proposals, and celebrates their success. She lived in Russia and the Basque Country, and currently resides in Prague. Valeria is a long-time vegan, who finds her inner peace in-between yoga and a glass of aromatic Spanish wine.
ANGIE, EVENTS COORDINATOR
Angie is a Miami native, who decided to follow her dream and move to Europe. She’s a freelancer, with experience in the Aviation and Higher Education industries. When she’s not teaching English, she is developing projects for a consulting startup. Prior to moving to Prague, she worked at an NGO airline association, where one of her responsibilities was to plan and successfully execute two annual international conferences for top aviation leaders in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Angie loves learning about new cultures through food and traveling the world. She strives to connect and empower women of different backgrounds across a variety of industries.
Anastasia, EVENTS COORDINATOR
Anastasia has over 8+ years of international media experience with Reuters, BBC, RFE/RL. TV Producer by profession, Anastasia has a wide range of interests that include music, languages, travel, and a sole passion for creating experiences that inspire, empower and will be remembered for a long time. She helped bring to life a countless number of intimate music gigs at Sofar Sounds in London and Moscow (and Hanoi!), as well as organized concerts, educational events and b2b meetings. Anastasia is obsessed with well organized spaces. She believes in design thinking and unicorns and loves discovering new music. You can occasionally see her DJing around Prague and beyond.
Lucia, social media
Lucia loves good content, smart digital marketing strategies and creative community building. In her most recent position at Prague´s media house, she´s immersed into the work of defining, planning and executing online campaigns to drive business goals. In her future she aims to strengthen her expertise in social media, start-ups and digital technologies. As a world traveler, passionate multilinguist and curious learner, she studied, lived and worked at all different kind of places, from Prague via France all the way to Taiwan. She is also a big photo enthusiast and her camera rarely leaves her side.
Erika, hr/Talent group leader
Erika is working for an EdTech company named Lipa Learning as an Assistant to the Executive Director and HR Specialist. Her background is in diplomacy and she has experience with Business Development. She is a big enthusiast when it comes to education. She likes to challenge herself and always finds ways to get out of her comfort zone. Erika enjoys time with her family, loves nature and likes exploring new places around the world. She has always believed that women will change the world - that's why she joined Femme Palette to be part of something meaningful. Her life motto is: Nothing Normal Ever Changed A Damn Thing!
Tanya, GIRLBOSS Group Leader
Tanya is a portrait photographer from Saint-Petersburg. Photography is something that helps her to challenge and develop herself, learn more about people, art and the world around. Originally, she wanted to be a marketer and she studied management and marketing in the best business schools of Russia, Germany and Portugal. As an entrepreneur, she has experienced it all - hustling, failing and starting all over again. She learned a lot from her own experience and from other entrepreneurs. She loves to talk with people about their projects, share insights and stories, help them to change and grow. In her free time she loves to cook spicy Asian food, sugar free chocolate and gluten free sweets and she plans to start bouldering and learning Czech in 2019.
jana, content writer
Jana is a multi-passionate woman whose biggest blessing has been being born curious. She loves researching and writing on topics ranging from philosophy, psychology to finance and health. She lived, worked and then also studied in Spain, Taiwan and the Czech Republic. She can speak four languages and her academic background is in tourism management with the focus on sustainable development of cities and destinations. Her biggest passion is writing and her ultimate professional goal is to transform it from being a side-hustle to a career. With her work she wants to empower women and girls and she uses her voice to speak up for animals and the environment. She is a sworn minimalist, a hopeless traveler and a tireless reader. Oh, and she can’t get enough of yoga, pole dancing, bouldering and hiking.
Connect with her: LinkedIn
Lena, tech group leader
Lena is Backend developer, with the passion of coding and creating new things. She is Prize-winner of IT Challenges Championship 2018 at Backend category and author of two technical blogs on Instagram (about tips for beginners) and Telegram (about diversity in tech, feminism & tech field, IT news). Lena has experience in teaching programming, mentoring and organizing tech meet-ups. She is also working on her public speaking skills (made speech on Unconference track at SymfonyCon 2018). In her free time, she makes first steps in contributing to open-source, learns how to design and reads a lot of articles.
Friends of Femme Palette
These are the fans and supporters of our project who help us on the way!