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“The most important thing for me is the empowerment of the people in my team.”: Soňa Stloukalová on her leadership approach, path to success, and tech trends

Soňa Stloukalová, Country Manager at Bolt, is an inspirational female leader with an impressive career trajectory. We talked to Soňa about milestones on her path to success, how she leads her team with an empowerment approach, and the future how current tech trends might affect the future of Bolt.
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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"The key is to be trustworthy and like people.": Interview with Petra Horova on building psychologically safe teams

Meet Petra Horova, Tribe Lead for IT Risk Solutions at Česká spořitelna, as she shares insights into her leadership journey and experiences in the male-dominated IT sector. Petra highlights the advantages of diversity and discusses strategies for building psychological safety within her team, emphasizing open communication, active feedback, and the crucial role of trust. 
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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Unleashing women’s full potential in leadership and life: An interview with Hana Dvořáková

Hana Dvořáková is the Market Access, Pricing, Policy and Communications Director for Organon in its division for eastern, south and central Europe. As a leader and a professional in the pharmaceutical industry with many years of experience, Hana has shared insights into her career as well as advice and inspiration for others. 
Olgica Mitrevska
August 13, 2023
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Dita Stejskalová: "Be tough on business, be kind to people."

Dita Stejskalová is Business Director & Partner at Ogilvy Czech and a prominent figure among Czech women in leadership who delivered a moving and inspiring talk on her leadership journey at this year’s Femme Palette conference. In this interview, we caught up with Dita to talk more about a recent major career decision she made, key lessons learned after 30 years in PR, her passion for mentorship, and much more.
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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Michaela Seewald: "One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is seeing the impact Vogue has had."

In this spotlight from our interview series with inspirational female professionals across different fields, meet Michaela Seewald. Michaela is the Founder and CEO at V24 Media, the publisher of Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia. We caught up with Michaela for a quick chat about her path from law into media, how Vogue was born in the Czech and Slovak markets, or what advice she would give to other female founders. 
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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Lenka Kejikova: "It's almost impossible to lead any group of people if you don't get to really know them."

Lenka Kejikova is the CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors at Generali pension company. With extensive experience in insurance, finance, and leadership, we wanted to know more about Lenka’s career path, her leadership approach, past and present mentors, but also her views and advice on the gender pension gap, as well as balancing motherhood and career. Lenka had many interesting insights to share - read more about them in this interview!
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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Anaïs Neumann: "Your personal brand is the way people remember you from your interactions with them."

Anaïs Neumann is Global Head of Executive Recruiting at HelloFresh, as well as a career coach and a Femme Palette mentor who also delivered a brilliant talk on personal branding at our first-ever career conference held in Berlin. In this interview, we talked to Anaïs not only about her recruiting background and career path, but also insider tips, her coaching approach, personal branding advice, and more.
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023
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Olga Maximova: “We need to support bravery in women, not perfection.”

Olga Maximova is a Femme Palette mentor and Head of Nonprofit Development at Czechitas. In this spotlight interview, we asked Olga about working in non-profit, what needs to change to attract more women to the tech industry, what opportunities there are available, and much more.
Femme Palette
August 13, 2023