Mentees' experience

We have helped over 600 people with their career challenges - from growing in their roles, learning new skills, making a career change to looking for a new job. Read below what our mentees say about their experience with the program.

Katerina Strumova
Senior Project Manager - Group Coordinator
Generali Česká pojišťovna
Boosted my confidence as a first-time manager.

With strong support, my mentor guided me through my first year as a manager and helped boost my confidence that my thinking about my role and my team was leading me in the right direction.

Mentor:
Katerina Stehlikova, Innovation & Product Manager at E.ON
Finished:
Aug/2022
Program:
Leadership program
Lucie Fryaufova
Agile Coach
E.ON
Inspiration and sharing experience.

Leadership Program is a great opportunity to meet inspirational women and share together our experience, pain points and lessons learned. In our disscusion we create open communication and we can help each other.  The topics which we discuss in our session can be implemented both in our professional life and our private life which is a great opportunity how to combine work and family.

Mentor:
Lenka Helena Koenigsmark, Marketing Manager CZ, SK, HU and Editor in Chief at MATTEL
Finished:
Apr/2022
Program:
Leadership program
Daniela McFarren
EU Public Affairs Manager
DIAGEO
I was matched with the perfect mentor.

Great program! My mentor match was perfect.. absolutely helpful and essential in guiding me and giving me support, practical advice and encouragement. The workshops were also practical and interesting.

Mentor:
Radka Lang, Policy & Communications Director at MSD
Finished:
Sep/2021
Program:
Leadership program
Laura Brady
Head of Brand & Creative at Fairo & Mentor & Events at Femme Palette
It changed by approach to leadership.

The Femme Palette Leadership course is excellent and a big thank you to my leadership mentor - Ayelet. The defining moment for me was becoming aware of my personality type  and how to harness these traits to become a successful leader. I understand more about myself, and with Ayelet’s help in particular, I have transformed the way I approach leadership. Through multiple different sessions, the Femme Palette course equips you with tools and the motivation, and best of all, you meet other inspiring leaders - that have now become my friends! I would recommend this course to any future or current leader.

Mentor:
Ayelet Halamish, Senior Project Manager at Wargaming
Finished:
Nov/2021
Program:
Leadership program
Olga Bures Vrbikova
Founder & Publicist
ARTSPEAK PR
Packed with wisdom and experience.

What would that heavy lockdown period be like If I was not participating in this programme in parallel? Luckily, that question never received as much attention as those 33,5 hours of valuable workshops, seminars, and discussions. All packed with wisdom, authentic experience, and more than 12 female mentors and experts shaping my soft skills. I am thankful to Femme Palette for inviting me to its very first Leadership Programme. Those four months meant smooth step by step clean-up of my working table and every single session turned my new mindset into real acts starting with the very next day. Thanks to the FPLP I feel way more secure not just within all my decisions and managing the team but in celebrating them as well.

Mentor:
Adela Hynkova, ex- Head of Tobacco heating products Northern Central Europe Area at British American Tobacco
Finished:
Jun/2020
Program:
Leadership program
Katerina Grebenova
Head of HR
GuideVision
I met like-minded women.

The possibility to participate in Femme Palette Leadership program came just in time when I decided to move forward in my career. By all means, all the perks of this program (workshops with respected lecturers on topics that matter for leaders, our group discussions and precise match with my mentor) helped me to navigate throughout my first months as a manager and leader. Thanks to this program I have met great group of likeminded ladies from diverse industries and functions. And what more, they are my friends now!

Mentor:
Renata Mrazova, Chief People Officer at Home Credit International
Finished:
Aug/2020
Program:
Leadership program
Veronika Trifonova
Order Management Senior Teamlead Belgium
Anheuser-Busch InBev
I experienced being part of a community.

Leadership Program for me was an incredible opportunity combining a group of inspiring professionals seeking to be better, an amazing mentor I would have never met otherwise and coaches that were there to give us their best. It’s just a perfect mix of people, knowledge and events’ formats. I think the combination of all the factors made the program potent and impactful. Besides new knowledge and practical tools, I got to experience what it means to be a part of a community of other women-leaders. Even though we came from diverse professional backgrounds, we had much more in common than one could think at first. The ladies in my group were always present in the moment, curious, open-minded, supportive, honest and willing to do the work. You just can’t help but feel empowered and inspired when you are in a place with such a high concentration of like minded professionals who want to learn, grow and do better.

Mentor:
Ursa Pejovnik, SMB and Inside Sales Director, CERTA region at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Finished:
Aug/2020
Program:
Leadership program
Lenka Drbalova
Content & Sustainability Manager
GLAMI
My mentor and I clicked instantly.

It was invaluable for me to be able to talk with my mentor Kate Funk about things regarding the team or the different situations I was facing throughout the six months. I was also 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. Since my mentor lives in Florida, we had our sessions online, but we really clicked from the very first one. I learned the importance of having to lead myself first before I can be of any use to anybody else. We went through our Gallup test results which helped me understand my strengths much more and I also got many great tips for hiring as it’s something I’m also responsible for in my team.

Mentor:
Kate Funk, HR Director at ShipMonk
Finished:
Dec/2020
Program:
Leadership program
Charlota Blunárová
Design Lead
IDEO
It felt like a sneak-peek into my future.

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. For that reason, I am very grateful for this match! I would also like to add that both of us work in consultancy but in a very different field. I am in design and Alice in finance. She works with CFOs, whilst I usually work with clients in marketing and product. Previously, my mentors were from the design industry, design leaders with years of experience and expertise in my field – so it was helpful to have someone like Alice with a completely different background. Surprisingly, many of the topics overlapped, e.g. team and client relations.

Mentor:
Alice Machova, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services; Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY
Finished:
Dec/2020
Program:
Leadership program
Veronika Fialova
Strategic Account Manager
Facebook
Helped me decide to relocate.

I was super happy to have opportunity joining FP cohort focused on leadership. 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.

Mentor:
Inna Khlon, Sales manager at Google
Finished:
Apr/2021
Program:
Leadership program