5.10.2024 | WPP, Prague

Leadership & Career Conference

Full day of inspiring  talks and panel discussions, practical workshops, group mentoring & networking focused on leadership and career development
5.10.2024
Date
15
Speakers
7 hrs
of inspiration

Main partners of the conference

About the event

Join our fourth annual conference focused on leadership and career growth! You can look forward to a full day of insightful content from inspiring speakers to fuel your professional growth.

We'll welcome 15 professionals from different fields on the stage during our day-long program filled with panel discussions and expert talks. You'll also have the option to customize your day according to your needs with the afternoon portion of the program offering you optional add-ons. Choose from 2 practical workshop tracks or secure a seat at a group mentoring round table to receive a seasoned professional's guidance on your selected topic.

The conference is also a brilliant opportunity for forming new connections with like-minded professionals. Mingle with other attendees during designated networking slots, or try out moderated speed networking. On top of that, there will be a ton of other fun activities to enjoy!

What can you expect this year?

Join us for a saturday full of inspiration, networking, and great conversations.
Talks & Panel Discussions

The programming combines talks, as well as panel discussions. You'll hear industry experts share their intake on leadership and career growth.

Workshops & Mentoring

Get extra skills boost by attending workshops or group mentoring. Choose the leadership track and mentoring topic.

Networking

Connect with other attendees during designated networking time, and optional moderated speed networking while enjoying fun activities.

Discover the program

All attendees will have access to the talks and panel discussions. If you want to also attend workshops, you need to purchase the Workshop ticket.

During the main part of the conference, you will hear from various speakers and experts. The program combines 2 panel discussions and talks.

Women in Leadership: Unspoken reality of leadership

In this panel, women leaders will share their personal leadership journeys, challenges they've encountered, and insights gained along the way. We will talk about the nuances of leadership that are often overlooked and uncover the lesser-discussed aspects of leadership. From succeeding in male-dominated industries to navigating the demands of leadership while maintaining personal well-being, our panelists will reveal the most significant lessons they've learned about leadership and offer insights that aspiring leaders can apply to their own journeys.

Speakers: Iva Welker (CEO Local Business at VML), Lucie Krobova (Head of Talent Operations Management at Ciklum), TBA

Navigating your career: Success stories and strategies

In this panel, experienced professionals will talk about their career paths and give useful advice on handling challenges and grabbing opportunities. They will share stories about overcoming setbacks and taking risks to move their careers ahead. You'll hear practical tips on dealing with office politics and company culture, learn how they have built their personal brands to get noticed, and get helpful advice on speaking up for yourself at work, including how to find career opportunities and negotiate better terms.

Speakers: Katerina Tichy (Director of Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Wrike), Igor Savic (Head of Digital Technology Center at Commerzbank), TBA

When did we lose our confidence? And how to get it back?

Lack of self-confidence is one of the most common pain points experienced by professional women. In this talk, we will take a closer look at the root cause of this problem and how to work on overcoming it. We’ll talk about why high expectations can lead to screw-ups, how to start making changes by looking at ourselves first, and also touch on emotional intelligence, set ways from childhood, and how absolutely all of us are prejudiced. Based on her own personal story, Lenka Helena Koenigsmark will share tips for dealing with imposter syndrome once and for all. 

Speaker: Lenka Helena Koenigsmark
(ex CMO Mattel CEE, mentor, lecturer and founder of Dobrodějna)

Stand out: Master your personal brand

How to win it all with a personal brand? Be different. Differentiating yourself from the others is quite a challenging discipline. Your personal brand can help you do that. How to build it? Meet Margi. Her unique approach is that she believes in the power of personal branding and sees the hidden potential for success in every person. Her goal is to help people discover their own authenticity and create brands that are not only recognizable, but also bring success and strengthen relationships with clients, partners, and, one might say, the outside world. Margi helps small and medium-sized brands achieve their goals through brand building, including personal branding.

Speaker: Margarita Fries, Brand & Marketing Strategist

How to achieve financial independence at every stage of your career

In this talk, we will explore essential personal finance strategies designed for everyone, no matter your career path or level of experience. Whether you are just starting in an entry-level job or have reached an executive position, this presentation will offer practical advice on managing your money and planning for the future. You will learn how to achieve financial independence at every stage of your career. Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to make smart financial decisions, helping you secure a stable and successful financial future.

Speaker: Matus Kuchalik, Founder of Teoriepenez.cz
2 more keynotes to be announced

In the afternoon programming you will have a chance to attend workshops.
You can choose from 2 different workshop tracks. Each workshop take 1 hour.

Workshop Track I. (Leadership)

Emotional Agility: Effective Communications, Leadership, and Strategic Stakeholder Management in Male-Predominant Environments

What is the key to succeed as a woman while remaining yourself in a male-predominant work, leadership, and business environment? This workshop led by Cristina Muntean will discuss how emotional intelligence, personal leadership, effective communications, and wise, strategic stakeholder management must come together to unlock your potential for belonging, happiness at work, and transformative leadership. With 12 years of business journalism experience topped by 14 years of people and organization development, Cristina will introduce you to the concept of emotional agility - the utmost key for women leaders to soar while honoring who we are.

Facilitator: Cristina Muntean (Founder & CEO, Executive Coach, Mentor & Leadership Trainer at Vornica)

Mastering Negotiation: Your Key to Future Success

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to enhance your negotiation skills and empower you to thrive in various professional and personal scenarios. Led by an experienced negotiator, this session will equip you with practical strategies and techniques to navigate negotiations with confidence. In this workshop, Ivana Sediva will share her insights from 30 years in C-Suite roles and training with top negotiators worldwide. You will learn the key principles of negotiation prep and execution, backed by real-world experience. We'll cover essential theory and dive into hands-on role-play exercise to apply what you've learned. Expect a fun, straightforward session focused on giving you practical skills for successful negotiations.

Facilitator: Ivana Sediva (Board Member & Mentor, BEO Czechitas)

Workshop Track II.
(Personal Branding/Wellbeing)

Elevate Your Professional Brand: A Personal Branding Workshop for Corporate Success

This immersive workshop will help you to define, refine, and amplify your personal brand within the corporate world. Led by a career coach with 14 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies and founder of wellbeing platform Healed Coaching, this practical workshop will equip you with strategies, actionable insights, and invaluable tools. You’ll learn about personal branding from A to Z, including defining your core values, aligning your personal brand to company values, showcasing alignment at work, online presence and optimizing your LinkedIn profile, as well as practical tips for boosting your career.

Facilitator: Hale Doganci, Global TA Capability Manager CoE at Accenture, Career Coach & Mentor

Well-being at Work: Designing a Personal Well-being Plan

Well-being is a key factor in leading a balanced working life and staying productive and effective in the workplace. But what is well-being exactly, and how does one create a personal well-being plan? This insight-packed workshop led by Organizational Psychologist, Business Coach & Trainer and Consultant Olga Zimmermann will introduce you to the practical model of well-being concept, as well as provide you with an assessment tool that will enable you to analyze your state of well-being and design an individual plan for its improvement.

Facilitator: Olga Zimmermann, Organizational Psychologist, Business Coach & Trainer, Consultant

Group mentoring will happen in group of 6 people and will be led by experienced Femme Palette mentors. Each mentoring table will be focused on a different topic. Mentors will share their knowledge and guide discussions on specific topics.  Participants ask questions, share experiences, and support each other. It's a way to learn from both mentors and peers in a supportive environment, building skills and connections along the way. Since the seats are limited, you have to purchase a ticket for a specific topic.

Entrepreneurship
Klara Losert
CEO & Founder at Talkbase
Motherhood & career
Erin Gallegos
Corporate Responsibility at Gen
Career change
Kristina Duffkova
Neuro-based Coach
Financial Wellness (Investing, Budgeting, etc.)
Marie Sychrova
Financial Advisor at Explicit Invest
Leadership (First time managers)
Katerina Douskova
VP of Product & Innovation at STRV
Career growth - Promotion & Raise
Frederika Adamcikova
HR Manager at Ciklum
Leadership (Advanced)
Hana Caltova
Group HR Director at PROMET GROUP

Build your network and create connections during various networking opporunities.

Various networking opportunities

Networking during breaks
During each break you can network with other attended. In the afternoon there will be a designated networking area open. Grab drinks, enjoy fun activities we have prepared for you, and connect with other attendees.

Moderated speed networking

We'll host moderated speed networking to help you facilitate the conversation. It's a fast-paced and effective way to expand your network!
Get your pitch read to make the most of speed networking.

During the conference you can experience various fun activities. The activities will be open during breaks and networking.

Beauty Corner by G.bar

G.Bar is a full-service beauty salon offering services ranging from makeup, haircuts and hairstyles, to manicures, pedicures, and eyebrows. They provide services at 40 beauty spaces in 12 countries.

Add a fun vibe to your conference look! Stop by the G.bar booth to try out their hair braiding services. Put your hair in the hands of a professional and leave with a cool braid to remember the special day by.

Lush Zone

When you visit the Lush zone, you will be able to experience the same production process as in the Lush manufactories. Freshness, no animal testing, ethically sourced ingredients and handmade are the main pillars on which the company stands.

During the workshop, you will be able to make some Lush products on your own! You'll learn what ingredients and techniques are used in the production of their iconic Intergalactic product, and Lush colleagues will be on hand to answer any further questions you may have.

ECCO  Photo Corner

Step into the ECCO Photo Corner and capture the magic of the conference! With a chic backdrop, fun props, and perfect lighting, your photos will shine. Get instant prints to take home or share your snaps on social media right away. Join us for a picture-perfect moment and create lasting memories!
General Admission Ticket

8:15 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:10

Doors open

Opening remarks

Lucie Neumanova, CEO & Co-founder at Femme Palette

9:10 - 9:30

When did we lose our confidence? And how to get it back?

Lenka Helena Koeningsmark (ex CMO Mattel CEE, mentor, lecturer and founder of Dobrodějna)

9:30 - 9:50

Stand out: Master your personal brand

Margarita Fries, Brand & Marketing Strategist

9:50 - 10:10

How to achieve financial independence at every stage of your career

Matus Kuchalik (Founder of Teoriepenez.cz)

10:10 - 10:40

Networking break

10:40 - 11:25

Women in leadership: Unspoken reality of leadership

Iva Welker (CEO Local Business at VML), Lucie Krobova (Head of Talent Operations Management at Ciklum), TBA

11:25 - 11:45

Keynote to be announced

TBA

11:45 - 12:05

Keynote to be announced

TBA

12:05 - 13:00

Lunch & Networking


13:00 - 13:45

Climbing the career ladder: Strategies for career growth and development

Katerina Tichy (Director of Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Wrike), Igor Savic (Head of Digital Technology Center at Commerzbank), TBA

13:45 - 13:50

Lush zone introduction

13:50 - 13:55

Closing

14:00 - 16:00

Networking

Explore the fun zone and network

14:10 - 14:45

Speed networking

Moderated networking (limited capacity)

General Admission + Group Mentoring Ticket

14:45 -15:45

Group mentoring

Choose from these topics in the check out: Entrepreneurship, Balancing motherhood & career, Career change, Financial Wellness (Investing, budgeting, etc.), Leadership (First time managers), Career growth - Promotion & Raise, Leadership (Advanced)

General Admission + Workshops Ticket

Choose your track -->

Workshop Track I. (Leadership)

Workshop Track II.(Wellbeing/Branding)

14:30 - 15:30

Emotional Agility: Effective Communications, Leadership, and Strategic Stakeholder Management in Male-Predominant Environments
Cristina Muntean (Founder & CEO, Executive Coach, Mentor & Leadership Trainer at Vornica)

Well-being at Work: Designing a Personal Well-being Plan

Olga Zimmermann, Organizational Psychologist, Business Coach & Trainer, Consultant

15:30 -15:45

Break

Break

15:45 - 16:45

Mastering Negotiation: Your Key to Future Success
Ivana Sediva (Board Member & Mentor, BEO Czechitas)

Elevate Your Professional Brand: A Personal Branding Workshop for Corporate Success
Hale Doganci, Global TA Capability Manager CoE at Accenture, Career Coach & Mentor

Media and product partners

Meet the speakers

You'll hear from 15 experts on various  topics. More speakers to be announced soon!
Lenka Helena Koenigsmark
ex CMO Mattel CEE, mentor, lecturer and founder of Dobrodějna
Margarita Fries
Brand & Marketing Strategist
Ivana Sediva
Board Member & Mentor, BEO Czechitas
Katerina Tichy
Director of Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Wrike
Matus Kuchalik
Founder of Teoriepenez.cz
Lucie Krobova
Head of Talent Operations Management at Ciklum
Iva Welker
CEO Local Business at VML Czech Republic
Igor Savic
Head of Digital Technology Center at Commerzbank
Olga Zimmermann
Organizational Psychologist, Business Coach & Trainer, Consultant
Hale Doganci
Global TA Capability Manager CoE at Accenture, Career Coach & Mentor
Cristina Muntean
Founder & CEO, Executive Coach, Mentor & Leadership Trainer at Vornica

What attendees say

Want to bring your kid to the conference?

At the event, there will be designated time for networking and meeting like-minded people.

Check out the reels and vibes from the previous conference

Where will the conference take place?

We will spend the day in the beautiful spaces of WPP Campus Bubenska in Prague.

Here is how to get there

Pricing

For our active mentors and mentees we have discounts. You will be informed about it via email.
For refunds information check the Q&A below.

General Admission

Early bird until 31.07.2024
2,299 CZK.
1,997 CZK
Get a ticket
What’s covered
7 hours of  content & networking
Refreshments (Lunch, snacks & drinks)
FP goodie bag
Presentations PDF

GA + Workshops

Early bird until 31.07.2024
2,662 CZK
2,360 CZK
Get a ticket
What’s covered
7 hours of content & networking + 2 hours workshops
Refreshments (Lunch, snacks & drinks)
FP goodie bag
Presentations PDF

GA + Group Mentoring

Early bird until 31.07.2024
2,420 CZK
2,118 CZK
Get a ticket
What’s covered
7 hours of content & networking + 1 hour of group mentoring
Refreshments (Lunch, snacks & drinks)
FP goodie bag
Presentations PDF

Multiple tickets purchase

Would you like to purchase more tickets for your colleagues? We offer the following discounts (5 tickets: 5% discount ,10 tickets: 10% discount ,
10 > tickets: 15% discount). Contact us at contact@femmepalette.com and we'll issue an invoice for you.

Become an event partner

Would you like your company to participate in the event and support our  women empowerment efforts? Do you have product that you would like to gift to the audience? Become an official partner or product partner of the event!

For more information about our partnership offering, contact our co-founder Lucie at lucie@femmepalette.com.

Take a look at the last conference

FAQs

Any questions about the event? Email us at events@femmepalette.com