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.
Through valuable input, calm presence, thought-provoking questions and non-judgmental listening, my awesome mentor Jana helped me switch from academia to Training and L&D and find a job that I love. I gained confidence, learned to take more responsibility and changed my mindset about full-time work. I now understand L&D better and have a clearer vision of my career path.
I worked with Anna as a mentor during 6 months. My main goals were to get more clear on my career development strategy and make solid steps towards my career ambitions. Now, looking back I see that this mentoring program with Anna gave me much more than I expected. I feel much more confident in myself as a professional and see many possibilities in applying my skills and abilities in the direction that fulfills my dream career. I am especially grateful to Anna for her empathetic listening and challenging me, and a lot of invaluable advice she gave me very mentoring session.
It is very nice to have a mentor who helps you to see things from a different perspective, to evaluate, navigate and handle things better at work. I'd like to recommend a mentoring programme to anyone who wants to get ahead at work.
My lack of self-confidence make me apply for the program. I am just in the middle of it, and I can honestly say, that the things my mentor show/say me, opened new perspectives to me. To get another point of view from someone more experienced, who is here to help me is really mind-blowing.
I have entered this program for the second time and it was the best decision I have ever made. It moved my business by miles. I worked with an amazing mentor, with whom we really clicked and it was great (but hard, do not take this wrong) months. I pushed myself, my limits, my expectations over the top and I reached for the stars. If you are thinking to join, do it! Money well spent!
I was matched with an amazing mentor, Jana, who's helped me reach goals and start a new career! Thanks to her I am now much more confident in what I do and I've had the chance to attend several recommended activities that have helped me find connections as well. I am very happy with what we did these past six months!
My mentor was extremely competent in her field! She helped me to make some light into my life and career goals, becoming at the same time a friend and my number one supporter during the whole mentoring program!
This program is a jewel. It has absolutely overcome my expectations! Not only I was matched with the mentor that understood very well, what I need and what might interest me on my career path, but I also have a clear plan of what to do to achieve my goal.
Thanks to the mentoring program at Femme Palette, I have not only met the professional goals I had set at the beginning of the program, but also gained a trustworthy guide on my journey. My mentor Olga has made every session challenging, enriching, inspiring and fun by sharing her expertise, insights and experience. I would truly recommend the program to anyone who is looking for self-development and/or career boost.
Adélka wasn't just a mentor for me, she is much more! An inspiration, a coffee buddy, and a hardworking woman, who made me more self-confident and better educated not only in People Ops. I am so happy that this match happened!
I'm very glad to work with Pavla and Femme Palette. Thank you for making me more confident and clearer about my goals and the way to reach them!
Shubhi really helped me clarify what I want in my professional career and the steps to get there. I could not be happier with what I've learnt.
Great experience, a great match, and great gain. Definitely not my last time going through this journey. My mentor Brooke was amazing and I can't thank her enough. If you haven't tried mentoring yet you are truly missing on something.
It is great to have a mentor and be at in mentoring program Femme Palette, because you will have an opportunity to start a new life from a new page, with support of a professional who can help you to realize your own goals and starting moving towards them. I am very grateful for this opportunity for me and will recommend this program for women in a difficult situation who don't know what to do. You must try the mentoring program and you will see your life will change for the better!
I recently transferred from academic research to UX research and I was the first and only UX researcher at my company. Louise helped me develop both my soft skills and hard skills and provided emotional support, feedback and very helpful tips. It has helped me grow into my new role much faster and gain confidence as an ambassador of research in my company. I wish I had access to mentoring like before, it's a complete game changer and almost feels like an unfair advantage. Mentoring for everyone!
Having a mentor was like having a career therapist. Over the six months of mentorship I built a solid foundation of skills and confidence that I will use to achieve my goals.
Taking part of the mentorship program at Femme Palette helped me in so many ways. Before I didn’t have a clear vision of how I want to achieve my goals and I felt almost paralysed with fear of the future. Everything changed when I met my mentor Veronika. I presented her with my smart goal and ever since she tried her best to provide me with materials to study, explained complex concepts of programming and reviewed the code I wrote. She is such an amazing person and I couldn’t get a better mentor. <3
I am very happy that I got matched with Samuel! Time passes so quickly when we have our session. He has been a great mentor and he keeps me on track with all marketing trends, and just in general he is a great person. Thank you!
The whole Mentoring journey was a ride! I really appreciate the time and effort Veronika has invested to be the best mentor I could imagine. Veronika is very energetic, open and always focusing on best possible outcome of our meetings. Thank you, Veronika!
I have realized that mentoring can replace a lot of hours spent finding a solutions in various lectures or books. Because you directly solve your own problems with an expert and you implement the solution straight away :) Thank you for a great match with my mentor!
Choosing to go through this program was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I gained knowledge, confidence, contacts, friendship, and so much more.
I had the best possible experience with the Femme Palette program. For a great price even for mothers on maternity leave, I could afford 12 sessions with an amazing mentor, who enriched me both professionally and personally.
It is super awesome to see how much positive actions could be generated if you have such a great mentor like Maria. We are in the middle of our program and I feel I have made a big progress already. Our sessions always boost my motivation and this is because I have the chance to work with somebody who is a true inspiration not only on professional but also on personal level.
It was an amazing journey full of new experience, ideas and perspectives. I was matched with a great mentor to achieve my goals.
If you know what do you want to achieve, to have mentor is like go there by super fast car with the best navigation ever. Without mentor it can be like using wheelchaire and lichen navigation.
Mine opened my eyes. She is quite a kind, patient, empathic, and inspirational coach. By simple tasks we troubleshooted the root cause of my gaps, and I can clearly tell I am a different person now. We connected on a personal as well as professional level. These 12hrs helped me to find the path I want to walk on, and live up my values and life purpose.
I really learned more than what I expected from the program. My mentor Lucie was able to push me outside my self-doubts and help me gain confidence in putting-into-action the insights I learned from her. I also have a lot of takeaways that I can apply in everyday life.
I was made redundant on the same day I received the email letting me know you have found my mentor, so the objective that I had set - to secure a new job in 6 months - was even more important for me to achieve. Within 6 weeks I got an offer, and started in my new company little over 2 months after the mentoring sessions with Tony started. Forever grateful for all his guidance and support.
I am very grateful for my mentor, Blanka. She fully understands my problematics and helps a lot to achieve my goals. :)
Doing business and not having friends or family that are on the same ship is hard. They don't understand your passion and your drive.
And then you come along FP and their amazing mentors, like mine, Lenka - you have got your support group, your mentor and you know instantly, you'll do just fine.
When I was thinking about changing my career, the Femme Palette program was the first thing I thought of. The whole program is really well organized - from connecting with a mentor to the meetup events throughout the year. I went into the mentorship program as a complete beginner with the goal of at least learning a little bit. After 6 months I can say that thanks to the mentoring and especially my amazing mentor Míša, I have exceeded my own expectations. In the beginning, I didn't even believe that I would be able to learn the necessary programs in a few months and today I have my own portfolio, and Míša and I are looking for a suitable agency to start working with. When I replay the last 6 months in my head they have been fun, full of new challenges, projects, and experiences. I have already recommended the program to several of my friends and will continue to recommend it because I honestly think it is worth it!
Over the 12 mentoring sessions, I have learnt and developed in many aspects of my career and personal life. Through the program, my mentor has helped me switch careers successfully, grow confidently and improve on my overall personal development with increased focus and ambition. It’s a wonderful experience to learn from the experience of my mentor and have the support and guidance, especially when switching careers and starting from the beginning again. I’ve learnt a very important lesson: the power of learning from and reaching out to others who’ve walked the path before you.
Thank you to the FP team for matching me with my amazing mentor, who was not only understanding of my fears and insecurities connected to my new position, but also very helpful when guiding me through the current challenges and beyond. The most valuable, action-filled feedback stems from honest and deep discussions, so don't be afraid and enjoy the ride, you might make new friends for life. :)
This was my first experience with mentoring and it was great since the beggining. I am very greatful that FP matched me with Barbora and we could share this experience together. My mentor is super skilled and she guided me very well with every single topic that I needed. Thanks to it I am more confident at my job and I can look at some tasks from different perspective.
I cannot be more grateful for having Maja as my mentor. In these past six months I have definitely become more confident in my role and learnt more about myself as a leader, but also as an individual. Every session, Maja was there to support and advise me, with a smile and a positive attitude. I can say that I achieved a lot in terms of my SMART goals and I feel I know my strengths a little bit better now. I definitely recommend the FP Mentoring Programme, everything went smoothly and the whole experience was very valuable to me.
Olga je skvělá mentorka a já jsem nesmírně ráda, že jsem ji díky Femme Palette potkala. Pomohla mi se začátkem, který byl pro mne velmi těžký a nasměrovala mne kam dál, dala mi spoustu informací a hlavně ten správný pohled na situaci. Její zkušenosti mne obohatily a hlavně dodaly kuráž. Bohužel se nám do mentoringu vloudil koronavirus a celá pandemie, tato situace byla i pro mne velkou komplikací a tak jsem musela mentoring úplně zastavit a domluvit se s Olgou. Pomalu se vracíme do běžných kolejí a doufám, že je vše na lepší cestě, abych se mohla i já začít věnovat svému cíli v mentoringu.
Mentoring s Ursou byl naprosto perfektní! Byla neskutečně inspirativní a díky ní jsem dokázala vyřešit svojí složitou pozici ve firmě a získala jsem povýšení. Mám velkou radost, že jsem se na mentoring přihlásila! Ani jsem nečekala, jak moc mi mentoring může pomoct.
Belinda mě podpořila v mých předvánočních aktivitách, dala opět tipy pro online i offline aktivity a eventy, nasdílela zajímavé kontakty, jak v oblasti prodeje, copywritingu, tak třeba doporučila, kde sehnat stážistu. Velkým přínosem bylo průběžné stanovování cílů, takže jsem neměla tendenci oddalovat oblasti, které jsou pro mě něčím náročnější. Bylo to velmi přínosné, jsem nadšená, že jsem měla tak zkušenou a pohodovou mentorku, která se nakonec stala i mou zákaznicí. Inspirace mám v zásobě ještě na dlouhé období dopředu.
I must say that I am extremely grateful for Katarina. I feel like I still have a lot of work in the future but I cannot be happier to go along this journey with her. Not only has she helped me with my goals but also confidence in my work. She has become an amazing friend of mine. Thank you for pairing me up with her. :)
My mentor Jana is very understanding, she helps me visualising my goals and supports me. Also, as some of my priorities have changed, we managed to change my goals, so that they are more valuable for me at the moment. I look forward to every meeting and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.
So far, mentoring has been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. I was very lucky to have Jakub as a mentor. I appreciated and value his knowledge, effort, patience and empathy to guide me in my journey into programming. I still feel motivated to learn programming as I was at the beginning and that is also because I have an amazing mentor! Thanks a lot!
Michaela helped me change my life in many ways in the past few months. Her advice and guidance have been crucial in my personal development and career progression. There is no limit to what one can achieve and mentoring is the support I needed to chase my wildest dreams. I did not only gain a phenomenal mentor but also a great friend. Thank you Michaela for being such an inspirational woman. Big thank you to Femme Palette for doing such a great work.
Femme Palette is a great visionary innovative enterprise on the market, full of bright inspiring people. For everyone, who wants to learn new skills, to network with outstanding professionals, leaders as well as incipient ambitious enthusiasts, to learn how to make an enterprise or who wants to become a leader, I recommend to go for a Femme Palette lecturing or leadership program. For me, lectures given by Petr Holik was a marvelous life-time experience. Within 12 lectures Petr has carefully navigated me through basics of programming skills in few languages (HTML, CSS and Python) and Git system in really brief time. The content of the lectures, personal skills of my lecturer, as well as personality fit was a great job. In the end I want to thank Femme Palette for making a cutting-edge projects to support women in learning new skills and in helping them become entrepreneurs leaders they want to be. I want to thank Petr Holik for being a great professional patient and warmhearted teacher. It was a marvelous transformative life-time experience. Femme Palette and Petr Holik, thank you very much. :)
I consider mentoring as one of the most powerful tools for personal as well as professional development. And I am really grateful I was matched with Roderick. He is an enthusiastic professional, kind and empathetic, always well prepared and 100% focused on his client. Roderick helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and how to use them in different situations, how to get the best out of it and out of myself. Every single session was enriching. He has always pushed me just right with his questions or tasks so I could find the right direction by myself.
In January 2019 I promised myself, that this year will be about self-improvement, personal growth and that 2019 will be my year. I signed up for Mentoring Program and little did I know how fast everything will get better. Not only I had the chance to meet my amazing mentor, Terka Machackova from productboard, who helped me navigate the ravaging rivers of recruitment with her know-how, insights and pro tips how to stay focused and get results, but also many other inspiring ladies (and few gentlemen) who all became part of my professional life and I could not imagine not being inspired by them every day any more.Mentoring Program gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and change things - I was feeling that I should do the brave decision and follow my heart to new career path. And I landed a position as IT Recruitment Lead in almost no time. Not only I am super happy that I got the chance to become who I wanted to be professionally for a long time but also I got confidence to say that even if the role is brand new to me and there is still a lot to learn I can always reach out to my mentor for support and help if I need. Mentoring program gives you the boost of support you need, and it can really help you change things around.
I am glad that I joined the Femme Palette mentoring program. It pushed me to work harder on achieving my goals, set a vision, explore my strengths, and gain confidence. My mentor went through similar challenges as me, so we could support each other along the way. I believe our sessions were inspiring for both of us. I recommend the mentoring program to everyone, who is willing to go the extra mile, step out of the comfort zone and do something for themselves.
I applied for mentoring program and was almost immediately connected with my mentor Petr. My goal was to switch career from architecture to UX design and get a full-time job within six months. Petr was a great guide while I was working on my own project and helped me navigate in the UX world while I was applying for jobs and going to interviews. I’m happy to say I managed to reach this goal and now I enjoy my new role in Slevomat.
I participated in FP Mentoring program (Design). I really liked the whole organization of the process, starting with the first emails and ending with the selection of mentors. At the beginning of the Program, my mentor and I defined the main goals, and within three months they were achieved. Pavel, my mentor was very competent, attentive and of course an expert in his field. To everyone else who doubts about participation in the Program, I can honestly say, don’t doubt! That is a cool trip, very useful for self and career development.
I signed up for the mentorship program when I was at a crossroad in my career. I knew I wanted to change my career path, but I didn’t know what or how. From the get-go my mentor, Michaela, worked with me to discover my vision and find the clarity that I needed. We started off by taking time to reflect on my past experiences, my strengths and weaknesses, and what I wanted my life to look like in the next year. This helped me narrow down the list of different careers I was taking into consideration and hone in on my focus. Michaela asked the hard questions that pushed me to think about what it is I truly wanted out of my professional career, and most importantly, why. Every session, she came prepared with resources (books, connections, and industry knowledge) that helped me tremendously. But more than anything, having a mentor who was caring, understanding, and genuinely wanted the best for me made me feel safe and supported. Our bi-weekly sessions gave me something to look forward to and held me accountable to follow through on my tasks to ensure I was making progress.
Mentoring is something I had been looking into but hadn't fully committed to yet. When the COVID-19 lockdown began and my workload decreased, I decided to make the most of the extra time I had on my hands and invest in myself. Setting specific goals was hard because I had so many ideas and wasn't sure how to put them together in a way that made sense. Femme Palette found me the perfect Mentor in Vilma. She has been so incredibly supportive and has helped me turn my ideas into a plan. More importantly, she helped me dig deep to discover what I truly wanted to focus on in my business rather than what I thought I should be. Her insight and perspective have been invaluable and I'm really proud of what we've achieved in our time together (and we're only halfway through at this point!). I also really appreciate the structure of Femme Palette's mentoring program. It has helped me break down my goals into smaller steps that can be achieved despite my busy schedule. It's really helped my business move forward.
What a mentoring journey I had with Kvetka Gerslova! I'm so happy I got her as my mentor in the marketing area. I learnt the basics, got hands-on experience, and completed several courses in digital marketing. Kvetka also showed me several marketing tools with exact examples on how to use it (what was extremely useful for me, as it was much better than just reading theory). Interesting that our first and last mentoring meetings took place during 2 different lockdowns. However, we had a chance to meet during the summer, and we'll keep in touch in future to update each other on our career growth. I'm grateful that I found Femme Palette mentoring program and enrolled; still can't believe how the program boosted my confidence and skillset!
I was part of the mentoring program last year. My goal had been to deepen my knowledge of digital marketing and Lucie and Klara found a perfect match for me. First of all, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to my mentor Thiago. He was very dedicated, open to share his expertise and he encouraged me to learn new skills in digital marketing. Step by step, we went through the whole of the digital ecosystem. He gave me a valuable connection and I was able to also educate my team in the company about the new channels in marketing. He helped me to shape the digital aspect of the media plans for my brands and become a more performance-driven brand manager.
I would say it´s finally nice to have a rolemodel and also a cheerleader in one person, who believes in you, wants the best for you, leads you in new places and shows you the world of options. And who understands you. So I´m happy for that :)
Radka has been a great mentor and inspiration. She has played an important role during this period, not only in my professional career but in my life. I appreciate a lot the balance between tasks and materials. Her suggestions about books and videos have been strategically supporting my journey.
I have very good mentoring sessions with Katerina! I think we fit well as mentor and mentee. Katerina is being very helpful and leading the direction well. Her advising is always relevant and her guidance is leading us to my goals very well. Katerina is super positive and her meetings are always done in a pleasant atmosphere.
I am glad to have participated in Femme Palette mentoring program. The FP team matched me with a great mentor Matěj, which I would like to say thank you for his great guidance, valuable inputs and straight-to-the-point mentoring style. He helped me to realized important milestones and values which helped me to set out goals and vision that really matter to me. Just after one session I have realized I need to work on something different than my original goal and thus I did not stuck to the plan and commit myself to open my mind to different approach. Thanks to the program I have changed my attitude towards work and also I have clarity for how I want to live and I do trust in every step on my journey.
I initially wanted to try mentoring as I felt needed to work on myself more from the professional perspective. I was matched with my wonderful mentor, Lucie, who is from the same field as I am (law) which made my experience so much more valuable. She understood the struggles of the profession and was able to offer some great insights. Together we worked on my work-life balance, leadership and my soft skills, all of which I put into use everyday at work. While there is still room for improvement, I feel that I have came a great way since my first mentoring session with Lucie. Thank you, Femme Palette for organizing such a wonderful match.
I am very thankful to Femme Palette for organizing the program and matching me with such a great mentor. Although Amanda is still very young, she is exactly the right person, able to provide me with great sales guidance as well as cheer-up whenever needed. And as I live abroad, I can say that it works remotely as well!
Evin is has been such a valuable and lovely mentor, guide, and friend. She's such a ball of sunshine, always giving pieces of wisdom casually as if it doesn't cost anything! She's so self aware and genuinely kind. I wish we'd met sooner! Together, we've worked through internal struggles and limiting beliefs, and I've built up enough information to realize that the original goal I set for myself isn't truly what I wanted. So we pivoted around the small disappointments and she helped me regather myself so that now I'm stronger and facing new challenges with more confidence than I had before. :)
Over the past 6 months I feel I have grown in many aspects of both my personal life and my approach to the career path ahead of me. Thanks to the situations I have been guided through my confidence has grown enabling me to become a more effective negotiator. I have learned how to approach problem solving in different and more effective ways. Added to this I feel now able to develop and apply my thought processes to achieve both the goals I set myself and the targets set for me. The Mentoring Program run by Femme Palette is something I would recommend highly to anyone wishing to achieve and surpass their life goals.
I don’t know how you did it, but I think that my mentor Terka and me are a great match in terms of what I want to achieve. We get along very well also on a personal level and I really enjoy our cooperation and whole mentoring program. The hour long session we have bi-weekly always flies so quickly! Well, time flies when you are having fun... I am very glad that I signed for the mentoring with Femme Palette.
I cannot be happier that I have Martin as my mentor! He's experienced and willing to share his learnings, he's smart, professional and easy to talk to. He went the extra mile and has been preparing for each of our sessions, recommended both inspiring literature and new tools to check out, so there is so much to learn for me, I feel slightly overwhelmed! :) I really cannot complain, only that we are too efficient at going through topics I originally suggested (so I am running out of ideas), but we are able to come up with new and new topics to discuss together, which is supercool. I am looking forward to the rest of our sessions, I believe I will be a better PM at the end. :)
It has been a great experience so far and I truly appreciate the sessions with my mentor. We are able to tackle daily problems as well as work on broad topics that help me grow in the leadership position. She is always great at giving insights and suggestions, she helps me see different perspectives. I always leave the sessions with action points that I can apply during the following week, and find myself handling similar problems better after the sessions. I also trust her and appreciate her honesty. I feel that our sessions are naturally conversational and transparent so I share my thoughts easily as well. Namely, I have been very happy with the sessions and already feel that I have grown in certain ways.
The experience is great. Katya is amazing, experienced and I enjoy talking to her. She is helping me build my confidence, gives me great suggestions for improvement, discusses with me sales strategies and communication. She reminds me that sales take time and brings me back to the earth :) Her communication style is fantastic! She is straightforward and kind, a great combination! It is so great talking to a professional, especially woman, who is in the sale industry! She understands my struggles and we always find a way to move forward and develop.
I was so lucky to have the best I could ever wish for - thank you so much Lucie for your time, your relentless energy, inspiration, piece of advice, and just naturally great attitude! I have learned so much from you! I think what I am the most grateful for beyond the mentor-mentee thing is that I got a 24/7 amazing friend with whom we share similar views, values, and passions! To sum things up, taking part in this program has been an absolute highlight of this year!