Launching in September, 2022

Helping women in tech companies with leadership skills

Improve your leadership skills through online deep dives with tech leaders and work on navigating your challenges 1-1 with your mentor, an experienced leader.

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How the Leadership program works

In this 6 months program, you’ll work intensively on your leadership skills alongside other female professionals from the tech sector. This program is very personalized and aims to address each participant’s challenges in leadership development with hands-on, practical and interactive activities.

  • Mentorship from a leader
    You’ll get up to 12 hours with a mentor who has 5+ years of managerial experience in a tech company. Your mentor will provide you with guidance on how to be a better manager and leader and will help you navigate your challenges.
  • Online kick-off
    You'll get to meet other participants during an interactive kick-off session.
  • Group leadership sessions with tech leaders
    You'll attend 4 online group sessions about different leadership topics facilitated by tech leaders from Uber, Zappos, and more.
  • Facilitated 1:1 networking
    You'll be matched for regular 1:1 networking calls with other participants to build your network.

Get detailed information about the structure of the program and dates

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for first-time managers or managers with up to 4 years of experience who want to polish and further develop their skills, and who are working for a tech company. The program is suitable for any kind of role in a tech company. Here are some examples.

  • Product/UX Designers, Design Leads
  • Product managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Growth/Product Marketers 
  • Operations Managers
Leadership program mentors

Meet some of the mentors

Here are a few leaders who will be helping you to become a better leader and manager. We match you with a mentor who is a good fit for your leadership challenges and can provide the relevant experience.

Group sessions

Rema Rao, Strategy Lead at Uber Payments BV

Rema is a proud Global Board Member & Chair for Women at Uber EMEA. She leads Strategy at Uber Payments BV; currently working on operationalising the subsidiary, Uber Payments UK and other strategic initiatives to drive seamless & compliant payments services for Uber to promote sustainable growth and reduce costs overheads. Prior to moving into Strategy, she spent her entire career in the Compliance sphere in several countries around the world namely Chile, UK, Singapore and Malaysia with Deloitte, Paypal, Capco and HSBC.

Alex Genov, Head of Customer Experience Research, Zappos

Experienced customer research professional and CX leader who applies his Experimental Social Psychology background and his passion for research, design, and innovation to solving important customer and business problems. My professional career spans 20 years and different industries ranging from insurance (State Farm) to personal finance (Intuit/Turbotax) to B2B (Active Network) to retail (Zappos). My goal is to help teams create remarkable products and services which make people's lives easier and more enjoyable.

Victor Zaud, Senior Director, Product Design, Disney+

A veteran leader working at the intersection of business, technology and design, Vic brings big picture strategic thinking and positivity to projects he advises on at Zaudhaus. Informed by his tenure at Apple, where he learned that to create something truly great, testing is important to validate ones ideas and vision not drive them; Vic understands the importance of insight, intuition, and belief in solid concepts for products that people will love to use. He inspires and guides companies to craft their best stories. Backed by a belief that businesses thrive when they make strong connections with their audiences, Vic turns every challenge into opportunity and bridges the gap between innovation and execution.

Victoria Busse, VP of Product at Blikist

Victoria is a Berlin based executive Product leader with over 11 years of experience in the fields of Design, Research and Product Management and 10 years of leadership experience. She is driven by her curiosity, passion and a deep empathy for people and is flourishing in observing and understanding the world around us. She enjoys motivating, leading and inspiring cross-functional teams to create memorable experiences and creating environments where people can learn, grow and excel - personally & professionally. When she is not working, she's usually out exploring the world with her camera, swimming, reading books and continuously growing personally and professionally.

Program timeline

This program takes 6 months to finish. You'll get matched with your mentor before the kick off session for 6 months of mentoring. The group sessions will take place in the first weeks of the program. After that, you'll be mostly focusing on individual mentoring and networking with other participants.

  • Kick off + How to be a good mentee workshop
    Time: TBD
  • Lessons from individual contributor to manager
    Time: TBD
  • Defining and differentiating yourself as a leader
    Time: TBD
  • Dealing with difficult stakeholders
    Time: TBD
  • Scaling and leading great teams
    Time: TBD

Application process

1
Submit your application

Fill out our application form to get started. It takes only 2-3 minutes to fill it out.

2
Talk to us about your career goals

We’ll schedule a call with you to discuss your career goals and your ideal mentor.

3
Join the program

If you are a fit for the program, we’ll request a payment to join the program officially.

Pricing

Select the right program for you. For the self-payers, the program is supported through our scholarship fund.

Leadership program

17,690
CZK
+ VAT
Be part of a group of 12 women working together on their leadership skills
  • Up to 12 hours with a mentor
  • 1:1 networking
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  • Kick-off event [Online]
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  • 4 group deep-dives [Online]
    Start date: September 2022, apply by August 31st 2022

Mentoring program

6,600
CZK
+ VAT
Get connected with a mentor for 1:1 mentoring
  • Up to 12 hours with a mentor
  • 1:1 networking
    Start date: Anytime

Custom quote

For companies
Do you want to sign up any of your employees for a leadership program  Get in touch with us to learn more about our Leadership program for companies offer.

Leadership program

22,700
CZK
+VAT
Be part of a group of 12 women working together on their leadership skills
  • Up to 12 hours with a mentor
  • 1:1 networking
    Here is a message to help explain the content.
  • Kick-off event [Online]
  • 4 group deep-dives [Online]
    Start date: September 2022, apply by August 31st 2022

Mentoring program

13,900
CZK
+VAT
Get connected with a mentor for 1:1 mentoring
  • Up to 12 hours with a mentor
  • 1:1 networking
  • Start date: Anytime

Custom quote

For companies
Do you want to sign up any of your employees for a leadership program  Get in touch with us to learn more about our Leadership program for companies offer.
Mentee testimonials

What our mentees say

Read about the experience of former Leadership program participants.
Read all testimonials
Veronika Fialova
Str. Account Manager
Facebook
Even though I am not leader myself I have gained a lot of useful tips how to navigate within different environments and situations which are occurring on daily basis and which one will face in the future. Hearing inspirational speakers, working with my mentor and getting new connections from the local market also helped to decide and move back to Czechia after couple of years abroad. Thank you to the all facilitators and organizers for all your hard work.
Lenka Drbalova
Content & Sustainab.
Manager, GLAMI
I was inspired by the drive other women in the program had to learn and grow and to see that the things we are dealing with are often similar no matter our background and that we can learn a lot from each other.
Charlota Blunárová
Design Lead
IDEO
I was very excited after the first chemistry session with Alice, during which she talked about her experience from London, returning to Czechia, and starting in a new work environment. Alice’s story felt like a sneak peek into my own future and allowed me to visualize my prospective career. It showed me what elements of my current life I can replicate in another cultural or professional context.
Milena Uhrova
Senior Brand Manager
Bel Syry
I am glad I joined the Femme Palette Leadership Program. It´s a great and unique opportunity to meet many inspiring people from a variety of disciplines and areas. Very open atmosphere and good organization provided by the FP team. It was the right step for me in order to move myself and also my career forward.

Want to learn more about mentoring? Get this guide!

This is is for everyone who is interested in mentorship. In this guide, you’ll learn:
  • Is mentoring right for you?
  • Benefits of mentoring
  • How to set up your career goals
  • How to be a good mentee
  • What questions to ask your mentor
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Still have questions about our programs? Schedule a consultation with us or email us at leadership@femmepalette.com