What our mentors say

Mentors' experience

Our mentors are professionals with 5+ years of experience. They are located globally, and are able to help with various career topics. Read about their experience with the program below.
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Alina Ruiz Guerra
Trans Operations Manager / Career Coach
Amazon / Self-employed
Mentoring could be scary when you are the one expected to guide and mentor. It is scary throughout the entire journey as ultimately you are there to guide and support, but the mentee is to be inspired and complete the goals. 6 months might seem short at first, but we managed to achieve amazing results over this period. It doesn't happen without dedication and commitment on both sides. My greatest satisfaction was to hear my mentee say that feels more confident than ever and has all the necessary tools to continue building up on what we have achieved together in the mentoring program.
Petra Mikulasova
HR Senior Manager
Yanfeng International
Mentoring has been a great journey for me as a mentor as I could see it had a direct impact and even tangible results for my mentee. It also provided me opportunity for self-inventory of my skills and experience and help me be confident in my own abilities.
Alena Khabibullina
Marketing, Student Recruitment and Business Development Manager
Toronto Metropolitan University International College
Participating in this program has been an incredibly enriching experience. The structured approach, valuable insights, and supportive community have not only enhanced my skills but also fostered a sense of accomplishment. I’m thrilled to share my positive journey and contribute to the success of this outstanding program.
Roma Singhal
Chief Commercial Officer
Imperium Global Ventures

Femme Palette is a great platform for mentees and mentors. As a mentor I got a chance to make some real impact on my mentee.

Katie Penner
Head of Sales Development Strategy & Enablement

Being a mentor for Femme Palette has been amazing. I've been able to help my mentee through some difficult work scenarios and it's been incredibly rewarding. Seeing my mentee blossom and start to recognize her worth has been an experience like no other.

Jana Kottasova
VP Finance Shared Services & IT, global
Mondelez International
Femme Palette is very professional and provides great mentoring framework and support.
I could focus on the mentoring experience, which helped both, my mentee and I grow in our professional lifes.
Inessa Karapetyan
Sr. Product Manager
My experience with FemmePalette as a mentor was great! FemmePalette is a very well-structured organization, from Notion pages with comprehensive support documentation to regular check-ins and the availability of the mentor support team. I also had the chance to participate in a couple of panel discussions that were very insightful and inspiring. As a result, FemmePalette taught me a lot in just 6 months of the program. Thank you!
Bohunka Hihlánová
HR consultant and coach
Reflecting on my recent mentoring journey with gratitude. Being a mentor has brought unexpected fulfilment to my professional path. I became a mentor to share knowledge, give back, and nurture growth in others. Watching my mentee conquer challenges, achieve goals, and learn new skills has been a source of pure joy. And it was a learning experience for me as well - I've deepened my knowledge and gained some fresh insights. I can only recommend to explore mentoring opportunities with FemmePalette - to inspire each other and grow.
Bianca DiPietro
Creative Lead
I am really enjoying being a mentor for Femme Palette. Not only to I get to influence and help someone in the industry with my experience, but I get to meet new people and improve my own leadership/ coaching skills. I love the idea of broadening my network and making new connections around the world!
Evelyn Fodeke
BASF Corporation
I really do appreciate the opportunity to give back that the Femme Palette Program gave me. The irony was that the more I gave back, the more I too got from the process, chief of which was getting to know a beautiful, enthusiastic and passionate soul, my mentee. I'll do it all over again.
Marco Zanzotera
Director Logistics - Italy
I feel humbled in being able to help my mentee through this program, as through it I met a young professional, with strong sense of purpose, big ambitions - and untapped leadership potential. The world needs more female leaders, and the thought of missing out on even just one, because she's confused or unsure about her worth, should scare everyone out there! I wish her the best in achieving what she set out to do, and encourage her to pass this onto other women and professionals facing challenges of their own.
Monika Prochazkova
Director of Client Development
Inclusive Surrogacy
I had the privilege of mentoring a passionate entrepreneur over the past few months. It has been a truly rewarding experience to guide and support my mentee on her journey to grow her business. I enjoyed our conversations. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to share my experience and to witness first hand the growth and transformation of my mentee's business. My mentee and I definitely learned something new along the way. I would encourage anyone who is considering mentorship to get involved. It's a journey that is sure to be not only professionally enriching but personally fulfilling as well.
Pippa Plummer
Sales Enablement Manager
The Economist
My mentorship journey with the Femme Palette organisation was truly fantastic. Over the past six months, I had the pleasure of working with my mentee, and I must say it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions on leadership, communication, and team dynamics. What made it even more special was the level of openness, connection, and authenticity we were able to foster throughout our journey.
Olga Maximova
Head of Nonprofit Development
Mentoring is mutually enriching and the fact that someone decided to spend 12 hours of their life with me is actually a huge honor on my side.
Sabine Koch
Director of Sales
Eigensonne GmbH
International mentoring was new for me and I really learned a lot. It is so valuable to meet someone from another industry from another country and to exchange experiences across borders and cultures. The both of us learned a lot about communication, leadership and about our self and definitely became rolemodels for each other.
Ana Sasmiresan
Founder and Transformation Coach
Transformation Through Conversations
Femme Palette is truly a global mentorship community! I have had the pleasure of mentoring people from across the world. I’ve learned about new cultures and I’ve been able to add value to young professionals in the area of communication, goal setting, self-leadership and pursuing their dreams. I love it!!!
Akita Somani
SVP, Buy Now Pay Later/ Point of Sale lending
U.S. Bank (Elavon)
The Femme Palette mentoring program is unique in the way they meticulously match mentors and mentees. The initial chemistry session is a brilliant idea! My mentoring experience in this program has been positive and insightful, especially in connecting with mentees outside my industry. It demonstrated how core skills and insights are transferable and leadership development has common pillars across the board. The program is structured and provides regular opportunities to provide feedback.
Zoobie Singh
Director, People & Culture
Mary Brown's Inc.
Being a mentor in this program has been such a fulfilling experience. My mentee's eagerness to learn and engage has truly made our sessions enjoyable. The program's focus on clear goals has been a game-changer, and the resources provided have been a fantastic help. Kudos to the coordinators for their fantastic support. I'm proud to be part of this initiative!
Beth Dreano
Global Operations Health and Safety Manager
I’m so glad I found Femme Palette and joined the mentor team. Throughout my career, I’ve had many mentors and I felt it was time for me to share my experiences through mentorship. I had no idea how much I would learn from my mentee! I really appreciate all the support FP provides. From the first chemistry call and throughout the program, the FP team supported us and provided guidance and resources. This has been such a rewarding experience - I’m excited for my next match!
Lakme Judge
Freelance Management Consultant
LJ Consulting
Working with Femme Palette has been an incredible journey, offering unique growth opportunities for both mentees and mentors. The supportive environment pushed me beyond my comfort zone, and I'm truly grateful for the experience.
Adrienne Jung
CEO & Director of Operations
Tech startup & non-profit
What a fulfilling and worthwhile experience! I loved spending dedicated time with my mentee and seeing the impact our conversations were having in her life. Big changes takes small actions, and this Mentorship program supports me in taking these steps.
Petra Vahalová
Passionate People & Culture Leader | Global Business Enabler | Purpose-driven Team Builder | Change Agent
Being a mentor with humility has been an enriching journey for me. Sharing my knowledge and experiences with my mentee has allowed me to contribute to his growth and learn from his unique perspectives. It's great to have a platform that truly values the power of mentorship, and I'm grateful to be a part of this community that fosters personal and professional development.
Matteo Pescarin
Engineering Manager
When helping my mentee, they often surprised me with unexpected positive outcomes, which always left me in a place of growth and learning. It's incredible how much the right support, for as small as it can look, can help shape the direction of someone's career or life.
Jan Rautenkranc
Area Lead Design/Enterprise architecture
Ceska Sporitelna
I was very lucky to have a great fit with my mentee professionaly and personally and I think we both benefited from it. It was rewarding to see all the steps in the right direction happening in real life and being able to learn from an expert along the way was a pleasant bonus.
Zuzana Jandorová
This program is mutually beneficial and I am glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it.
I have been mentoring in companies where I have worked as HR for many years, and the older I get, the more feel important these programs are. It's important to pass on stubbornness, to give incentives to work on yourself on knowledge and, above all, on emotions lately. And there is always something new for me as well, which I accept with respect and humility for these meetings
Petra Antošová
Coach / facilitator / trainer / consultant / evaluator
It's really a pleasure to be part of Femme Palette community. I really enjoy working with self-driven, hard working mentees with learning mindset and this has been my experience with all the mentees I've been working with so far. It's a mutual process of learning, experimenting and growing. I feel honoured to use my own experience to provide support and guidance to my mentees and I definitely gain a lot from every one of them, too. Thank you, Femme Palette for your professional approach and always being there: at our back :-)
Olga Ismagilova
Career Coach/Consultant
I'm really glad that I could help my mentee on her career journey by sharing my career development program, improving her Linkedin profile, resume and interview skills. Being on different continents and timezone did not affect our cooperation. I think the rapport was built from the first session. The most precious is trust in touching person's life in a good compassionate way, contributing to both sides. FP designed interaction very well, supported with materials and run everything smooth, which is highly appreciated.
Michał Weiser
Founder & CTO
Black Point (Owner), HealthyLongevity.guide (Co-Founder & CTO)

I'm glad that I've decided to join Femme Palette for Mentoring. Having a platform on which mentees willing to progress and mentors willing to give meet is super valuable. We had a lot of fun during the mentoring sessions and shared insightful moments.

Tetiana Sokolova
Product Owner

Thank you, Femme Palette for a great opportunity to be a mentor in your organization. It is very important to support and guide mentees in their professional and personal development journey. Life experience, failures, lessons learn, tools are important in our sessions, but my main goal is to motivate and inspire mentee for actions and reflect after it. I'm very happy for results of my mentee and I truly believe that we can achieve wherever we want if we have desire and support of people that believe in you.

Elena Mellara
International Career Coach
Melly Consulting

When the mentorship program ends it's a bittersweet moment. On one side you see your mentee spreading the wings and fly away and - as a mentor - you are so proud of what the mentee accomplished. On the other side you know that the somewhat tight relationship you had until now will become something different. Happy to witness and be part of this rewarding journey

Hana Koprivova
Principal IT Recruiter, Company owner
Nettles Consulting

Being a mentor is great experience and I recommend Femme Palette to everyone, who is considering sharing their knowledge. No matter what your professional career is - there are plenty of people out there, who would be happy for your guidance, advice, support, or just sharing your experience with them. I had an inspiring time with my mentee and the most rewarding thing for me was to watch her progress for 6 months and hear, that she feels a lot more confident at the end of our journey. Absolutely worth it! :)

Lenka Vornhagen
Coach & Mentor

Since the very first moment with Femme Palette I have been very grateful that I can follow somebody's goals through handing over my professional experience mixed with coaching approach. Every session I take as a discovery journey where we can work on the future by developing not only professional and personal skills, but also to go deeper into mentees self-knowledge, which has a very powerfull impact.

Iva Krecanova
Head of Project Management

I appreciate the opportunity to guide other women through the transition period of their careers. And as a mother of two little girls, I hope that one day they too will have the opportunity to use the knowledge and experience of other women in whatever profession they choose.

Andrea Brandt
Executive Coach & Trainer
Coaching & Training + CEO Digital Latam

I am really happy to support my mentee in her personal growth path, to guide her how to connect to her inner resources and help her to overcome emotional blockages which are part of the road once you develop to your next level. I could see the positive impact of our sessions in her day to day life and for this experience I am more than grateful.

Ruxandra Ciocirlan
Enterprise Account Director - Growth Markets

The mentoring programme by Femme Palette was well organised, the matching between mentees and mentors was top-notch, and the tools and processes they put in place throughout the programme were excellent. Very well done, Femme Palette!

Petra Ledvinkova
Talent Development Program Manager
MSD Czech Republic s.r.o.

I´m really glad I could help through my experience and konwledge my mentee on his discovery end personal growth journey. It was a mutual learning from each other.

Andrzej Parys
Business Development Manager Central East Europe

Before starting mentoring program I knew I have some managment and leadership experience to share. This program, however, helped me to refresh all the techniques that I have learnt throughout the years. It also meant a lot to realise that my knowledge can help to become a better manager to someone else.

Veronika Horakova
Commercial Excellence Director CZ & SK
Asahi (Plzeňský Prazdroj)

It is a pleasure to offer my experience and independent view to my mentee and see how he reacts to that and implements solutions that we create together to his work immediately. Sometimes it is about bigger changes, but often the change lies in detail, which is great learning for both of us. It is also interesting to see how different cultures are among companies and transfer tips from one type to another with surprising results. It is definitely enriching experience for both of us!

Michaela Hermans
Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation
Wizz Air

I found the experience to be immensely valuable and enriching. Sharing my experience, learnings, but also failings (learnt usually the hard way..) with mentee allowed me to reflect on my own journey and grow as a leader. The mutual benefit of mentoring is evident, as it not only helps mentees grow and develop their skillset, but also allows mentors to refine their leadership skills and gain fresh perspectives.

Zuzana Magalova
Director of Marketing Studio
Creative Dock

I am really happy that I had this great opportunity and became a mentor for my mentee. It's not only a great pleasure, but also a huge responsibility to mentor, provide guidance and so influence  someone's life. Moreover, it is a great development for myself as well,  so being a mentor for Femme-Palette is a win-win for both parts and I highly recommend it!

Anna Sudbury
Head of Sales
Flume Sales Training

I started mentoring to 'give back', but with my first experience with Femme Palette I can say I've learned as much as I've given.  My mentee and I worked together to untangle her work life from her personal life, putting boundaries in place and ensuring that she could apply herself fully.  We also focused on setting aside time to just be, allowing her creativity to flourish, and giving her a break from the 'struggle juggle' that is life with small kids.  I'm immensely proud of how far she's come, and can't wait to watch her fly... and of course to pay it back by becoming a mentor herself.

Katerina Lesch
Senior Manager - AI & Data
Deloitte Czech Republic

It has been a great experience to see the mentee identifying her goals and needs and also emotions around them. I feel grateful to be given a chance to help her find the best possible way to live a meaningful, balanced life both on a personal and work level.

Jozef Cipa
Backend developer

I really like that I can help other people get into programming. I know how hard it can be sometimes and how I always appreciated the help when I was learning. Now, I can finally give it back and pass my experience and advice to others.

Elena Hulcka
HR Specialist I Life and Executive Coach

I am really enjoying every mentoring session. I am glad to see my mentee grow in many areas. And her growth helps me grow as well. We inspire each other and stretch our comfort zones.

Sarka Vesela
Value, Access & Policy Lead

Being a mentor is a fantastic experience.As well as knowing that I am helping to develop talent, I am myself greatly enriched by the views and attitudes of the next generation. It's great to be part of passing on experiences and insights from moments that shape our life journeys. It's incredible how one question and one encounter can influence our direction and the path we choose.I am very grateful for all of this.

Monique Elwell
President & COO
Storyvine, Inc.

I've been in the business world for over 30 years and I felt I've acquired enough knowledge to give back. I wasn't sure how to go about being a mentor and finding a mentee, but I'm thrilled that I have been introduced to Femme Palette. Their process, and communication have been outstanding. And I'm learning how to improve as a mentor.

Martina Jurcickova
Business consultant & Mentor

It has been a pleasure to experience the mentoring program with Femme Palette. I really enjoyed working with my mentee and felt great satisfaction after each session. I am very happy to be part on my mentee´s journey to be succussful in her future career. This program helps in development of both mentors and mentees and I look forward to the new chalenge that Femme Palette will bring me.

Petra Jankovicova
Co-founder, Marketing & Communication Strategy Consultant
Triad Prague | Association of Communication agencies

I am glad I could encourage and enable my mentee's professional and personal development. Throughout our joint program, there was a noticeable impact in clarity and improved focus on his efforts. We discussed professional challenges in his new leadership role and expert topics in communication and marketing. Our sessions were inspiring and lively. It is incredibly fulfilling to be able to use my own success stories, but also failures and learnings with someone who can benefit from it.

Tesa Vitelj
Corporate Advisor

I am really glad Femme Palette exists and that people at all kinds of stages in their life can get additional help and motivation through information sharing. I am honored to be a part of this platform and community!

Dominika Kaderabkova
Training & Development Specialist
NN Finance

I'm always happy to share my experiences and faults with mentees. I help my mentees understand their own and unique journey, show them different perspectives and the complexity of personal or working issues. Every of my mentoring or coaching relationships is based on mutual trust and respect. What's more, I can also learn a lot from my mentees and enrich my life.

Dalila Harouadi
Project/Delivery Manager, Application Analyst
PM Chamber

When you give some knowledge, you don't lose it. You consolidate it and give a cloned image of it.Mentoring is about giving/sharing knowledge and experience, caring with kindness and good will, giving an additional purpose to your professional and personal life, meeting people outside of your and their comfort zone but still in a safe environment, reaping a sweet satisfaction of having helped and also of having received a lot.Mentoring is not something new to the world. However it should be promoted as a powerful relationship within personal continuous improvement.I am glad to be, somehow, a part of it.

Anna Aslanova
Leadership Coach, L&D Expert

I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with my Mentee. Mentoring process is a great tool for self-reflection and realizing my own learnings. Looking at my professional and personal experience from a different perspective, my Mentee's perspective. I enjoy every session with my Mentee seeing her going above and beyond her abilities and expanding her horizon.

Pavel Hamrik
Product design manager

I will cherish the experience of working with my mentee. Their openness and trust were what made it work, and we were able to get to a good depth in our sessions. And so we also made meaningful progress over the 12 sessions, in the words of my mentee.My own learning, hearing about my mentee's experience and challenges, was as much satisfying as their description of what our relationship did for them overall.I believe Femme Palette found a good match between the two of us, and appreciate the structure and expert guidance they provided.

Veronika Duranova
freelance IT Recruiter

I'm happy to see people around me get the life they want. Mentoring is a great way to be a part of the progress while meeting new people, having fun sharing experiences, and creating positive change in your community without the pressure of having all the answers. And sometimes it's a friendly reminder of the long journey one went through- it's easy to forget the struggles once it's over :)

Petra Imrichova
Area Manager, Customer Relations

Mentoring for me is still an amazing journey that started few years ago. Meeting Tereza was a perfect match from the very beginning. We were able to communicate openly and built trust and rapport very quickly. It’s awesome to hear the feedback from Tereza that it’s actually working, all the professional hints, tips that I shared with her during our sessions. This is life’s changing moment, I believe not only for the mentee, but also for the mentor.

Oksana Muse
Brand Manager
Maternity Leave (worked for Ensana Spa Hotels)

I've been mentoring at Femme Palette for about 3 years now. In general, it is a great positive stress free experience  of meeting young professionals,  business owners. I helped them achieve their career and business goals, and I'm glad that they received the expected inspiration and knowledge from me. I love how Femme Palette organizes the process and helps mentors get to know each other and help each other, allowing them get the most out of their mentoring experience.

Jana Jandova
Coach, Trainer, People Care Manager
Učitel naživo, Happiness@Work, TCC s.r.o.

It has been a pleasure to serve as a mentor to Lucie. There is hardly a better feeling than seeing another person grow and reach their full potential thanks to posing the right question at the very right moment. That's what I love most about my role as a coach and mentor. I find the process inspiring and as such, a mutually rewarding experience for both sides."

Emma Aldridge
Director, Customer Operations
Uberall GmbH

Femme Palette is a wonderful way to connect with other women on their journey and helps others achieve their goals. As women in a predominantly male field I think it's great to help others grow in confidence and skills. I really love the collaboration that this community encourages.

Hana Součková
Managing Director

I found this program very well organised and the selection of mentee is very professional. I also like the model of matching mentor and mentee. I appreciate specially the readiness of mentee and their commitment, its very important for successful results. The program is giving me the opportunity to discover new areas, new businesses, industries for me and bringing me new ideas and inspiration through mentoring. I saw a very nice development of my mentees and I am very proud that I should share my experience and knowledge.

Michaela Ondřejka Menoušková
Founder and CEO
A-styl atelier, s.r.o. & A-styl group, s.r.o.

Being mentored is great as I am and have been mentored myself. And being able to mentor someone else who is in the stage of life I was few years back, share valuable lessons from private life as well as the business one, and give them the opportunity to grow and move towards their best possible self is amazing experience. It pushes and motivates me to educate and better myself every day so I can give the mentee only the best that is deserved.

Chiemela Ogu
Senior Product Manager
Hexad GmbH

Mentoring has always been a great way for me to give back and support professionals navigate the complexities that come with excelling at work and life. Working with a mentee via the Femme Palette mentorship program was a great experience for me. I was able to help my mentee come up with brilliant ideas & solutions to his work challenges, through insights and experiences from my own journey, which was fulfilling. I was also able to learn from the interactions, which was equally beneficial to me. I would totally recommend this program to work professionals seeking guidance on their journey.

Erin Gallegos
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Avast Foundation

My mentee thanked me in our last session and told me that she had gained back her confidence and felt ready and able to handle the challenges ahead of her in the next stage of her career. That felt great to hear, but the credit for her growth all goes to her. Together, we created a safe space where she could share her concerns and I could share my experience with many of those same issues. It's gratifying that my experiences can help give someone else a different perspective and reassurance that they are competent, capable, and already on the right path.

Pavel Hruza
Senior Program Manager
Red Hat

Mentoring program is great experience for both sides, because the mentor is getting feedback immediatelly during discussion and it also helps to drive our conversation further. I am really happy that my mentee can benefit from my previous mistakes and avoid them in his further career, it is also satisfaction for these mistakes. Success is output of persistence and continuous learning, but if you can learn by examples (ideally from the same field), it is probably one of the best ways to long-term success.

Lewis Prescott
QA Lead
Cera Care

I'm really happy with my mentor experience. Great pairing and seamless process. Really enjoyed working with my mentee and feel great satisfaction at the end of each session. Like I'm making a difference to helping someone's journey.

Martina Brixi
Chief HR Officer

Great experience with my mentee. It’s great to influence someone’s life and help succeed in the role. Tough journey for both of us. I always learn something new. Wonderful and meaningful time. Thank you.

Virginie Bapaume
CEO, Founder
Ivy Agency & 23Beauty Paris

It is a pleasure to participate in the Femme Palette program. Mentoring an entrepreneur over a long period of time allows a project to evolve and creates a strong relationship. It is a program that helps both parties grow, challenge themselves and move forward. The objective is also to implement concrete actions and to evaluate the results. A great opportunity to grow your business.

Aicha Diarra
Global Support Lead

I'm so surprised to see what I can bring to my mentee. When she asks questions on how to achieve some of her goals, it brings back memories of things I've done well or not, and what options I could have considered then. It's great to see her thrive and push herself to see things differently, just because she gets a new perspective in addition to her own experience.

Dita Kanova
COO, Member of the Board of directors
Holding ZFP GROUP, a.s.

I currently have the honor of working with my third mentee. The opportunity to share my experience, recommendations and ideas is a pleasure for me. Also, it is a great responsibility to be a part of the mentee's professional and personal growth. Every meeting is inspiring for me.

Miroslava Stodolicova

I am really happy to be part of this program as a mentor and to help mentees to develop. I was a little bit doubtful if I will have enough experience to share with Jiri, because I don't have experience in start ups, and Jiri also wanted to concentrate on processes and systems, but it really turned out as a great fit and we can share a lot together.

Michaela Kolarova
User Acquisition Marketing Manager

I am so grateful for the opportunity to become a Femme Palette mentor. Using your own experience and knowledge to help someone progress in their career and working together on a common goal is extremely rewarding. I believe that mentoring is a fulfilling journey full of growth for both the mentee and mentor! Not only I've learned so much from my excellent mentee, but I've also become a better listener and leader.

Alica Mikloskova
Sales Manager/ Director

With my first mentee, I see new world of opportunities, experience, great people and positive mindset. I would like to thank Femme Palette for your activities to join and connect exactly right mentors and mentees, who can help each other and move forward together.

Petr Schefzu
Software Engineering Manager

Working with people who are dedicated to learning and growing is pure happiness. I'm always open to sharing my knowledge the same as learning new things.

Nicole Bianchi
Group Product Manager
Chip Financial Ltd

I really enjoy working with my mentee at an early stage in her career. Building confidence and focussing on a road to success is hard to do in the early days, but it can have such a huge impact on happiness, ambition, work life balance, and ability. I've always been passionate about helping to grow women in the work force and bridge the gender gap, or the "imposter syndrome" that is associated with women, and helping do this on a personal 1:1 basis has grown me just as much as it has my mentee.

Zuzana Dobrovolna
Long-Term Rentals Management, Team Leader and Product Manager
Bureš a Partneři s.r.o. and Nemovitosti na Investice s.r.o.

Mentoring is opening my mind toward coaching and broadening my empathy as a leader. Sharing my experiences in a safe space with my mentee helps us open up about difficult topics for both of us. It is great to see that some of my experiences can help or that my mentee can learn from my lessons. I love seeing my mentee grow into a confident leader with set-up boundaries.

Ezgi Halatli
Global Clinical Operations Manager/Innovation Solutions Manager

Even though we have slightly different background with my mentee, we found common ways of communicating and helping her struggles in a more psychologically safe environment. Our discussions helped her to rebrand herself and set up goals, plan forward in a more structured way and open the door of being more agile with our choices. This program also made me realize the difference Femme Palette makes in women life with amazing tools they provide to mentees and mentors.

Lucia Belkova
Cloudfield a.s.

I like the dialogue and new perspective to see and understand how people think and what drives us in our lives. Mentoring with Femme Palette for me is the possibility to know new people outside of my day-to-day world, and we never know from whom or where inspiration comes.  And when we inspire each other with my mentee I know that time together counts.

Sarah Keffer
Sr. Director, Performance Marketing

Really enjoying the experience with Femme Palette mentorship program. I was partnered with a bright, wonderful human who has been open and collaborative throughout the experience. Having our values, approach and working styles aligned is really the secret sauce to the program, and I know that was deeply considered when Femme Palette paired us up. Grateful for this opportunity and proud of what we are working towards.

Alica Mikoskova
Sales Manager/ Director

I am very proud of my first mentee how she developed her  in very short time. For me, it was great opportunity and I learnt a lot. I would like to continue as a mentor and help my mentee to share and exchange our experience. Every time is something new for both sides mentor and mentee, to influence each other in very positive way.

Dagmara Seliga
HR Expert
Shell, MediaMarkt, Sodexo

I am very happy working with mentee on her goals, sharing my experience and knowledge, creating space for reflections and discussions. This is amazing journey also for me as I learn from my mentee as well.

Martina Kopecká
HR Manager

It is a huge honor for me to be a helpful mentor and share the experiences and skills that have led me to where I am right now. It is wonderful for me to see how mentees gain strength, confidence, and security in their next steps and how they move along a shared journey. The process is like a blossom blooming flower, and I'm so grateful to be part of it.

Danielle Piatkiewicz
Program Director
Alliance of Democracies Foundation

I have been delighted to be a mentor with Femme Palette. It has been a great journey working with my mentee on strategizing her next moves, keeping in mind her motivations and goals, and breaking down internal and external barriers. I have also learned and reflected a lot about  my own experiences over these last few months - it has truly been a mutual growth experience!

Petr Rozkosny
Area After-Sales Care & Service Manager
Smarty CZ

Being a mentor is not only about giving your best and sharing your knowledge. Each session is an opportunity to learn oneself as well. We all are a story of our lives worth sharing, opinions worth listening. I am glad I was able to help my mentee to become more empathetic leader with a strong communication style knowing when to give a time of silence to think, adjust and let others to speak up.

Katia Tandon
Scrum Master
Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Everytime I meet with my mentee or coachee, I think that everyone who is participating in the Femme Palette program is literally creating a butterfly effect and together we are changing the business scene for the future generations of women. I wish I had a mentor back in the day. I hope my daughter will have hers and a lot of role models of successful women, doing the best in such different domains.I'm very happy that I have a chance to participate in this initiative.

Joy Baldridge
Baldridge Seminars International

Femme Palette is a very exciting organization that provides so many women throughout the world with incredible opportunities to mentor or be a mentee and to learn about hot topics for career and personal advancement. It is an organization that is tech savvy, yet personable, focused and organized. It’s a privilege to be a part of the fabulous Femme Palette experience in every way!

Elena Recmanova
Human Capital Manager
NEORIS Czech Republic

I am happy to be of help to my mentee by being able to share my experiences, what worked and did not work for me, and any advice I feel is useful so she has an opinion, which she can decide to use or not. The most useful thing for the mentee is that whatever she shares, the mentor does not judge or share it with others, so it is an honest and trusting relationship.

Samuel Pais
Customer Marketing Manager

For me, mentoring means developing together. I enjoy giving back my experience to others while also learning from other perspectives and insights. Knowing that there is someone with whom you can exchange ideas and opinions is a real asset that I wouldn't want to miss.

Jan van der Spoel
Concept thinker | Coach, writer & speaker
Grip on Trust

Committing to be someone's mentor is not a task to take lightly. I feel privileged that I am asked and allowed to help someone with personal questions of life. For me, there is no greater reward than to hear back that remarks or suggestions I made proved to be of value for my mentee. It’s truly heart-warming and humbling.

Renata Dvorakova
Country Leader
Oracle Czech

I am happy to be part of this program. It gives me a chance to meet new people, learn about their challenges and share my experience. The learning is mutual, it expands our networks and horizons.

Alaia Calleja
Statutory Outsourcing Lead

It is an honour to be a mentor for such a wonderful community. As a mentor, this experience is as equally enriching than as a mentee. Exchanging experiences with different women across the globe is a unique opportunity.

Kristyna Cervena
Talent Acquisition Manager

I would recommend mentoring program to anyone who wants to advance in their careers. It’s an amazing learning opportunity for both the mentee and mentor.I am grateful for the chance sharing my experience, tips, best practises and also fails with my mentee and helping her tackle challenging situations and tasks she was just dealing with at work.

Semion Bourakevich
Group Marketing Technology Manager
Fortuna Games a.s.

I'm happy I can use my experience and help others be better and trust in themself and people around them. Being a mentor also pushes me to review my own journey and improve. It's a win win.

Michael Provines
The Iceni Group, LLC

I have very much enjoyed the mentorship journey with someone so far away.  I have always mentored, but typically to people on my team, the mentoring of someone in a different country working on different issues has been very rewarding and I hope to help others in the future.

Dominika Banikova
Senior UX Designer

Sharing experience is one of the most important and vital things one can do in her/his career. And if there's an ear and mind willing to listen, it's a blessing for both. Being a mentor is a great opportunity to be better in more than just one aspect of my life.

Maria Loparcakova
Agile Project Manager
Container Solutions

My mentee is going through a similar journey as I do and I am glad that my own learning and failures could be useful for someone else and just sharing experience can help her to progress faster in her career. On the other hand, through the experience of my mentee, I can often see daily challenges from different perspectives and gain new ideas. Mentoring is a mutual process, which makes us both grow.

Petra Novotna
People Success Manager
ROI Hunter

Sharing experiences is an essential part of personal growth. Having the opportunity to mentor and see that my experience can support someone else in their growth, and inspiring each other is a wonderful journey. This and much more is possible with Femme Palette.

Lucie Doskova
Associate Manager, Software Engineering - Cloud
Red Hat

I’m glad that the Femme Palette Mentoring Program provides mentors a superb opportunity to give back to communities and support talents outside one’s immediate circles. To watch a mentee’s journey, share various ups and downs, discuss learnings, experiences, practical tips, generate new insights and even taste a reverse mentoring at times is second to none. It’s beautiful and deeply touching to serve and see your mentee polishing their core values, growing their self-awareness, self-confidence, resilience - becoming a thoughtful, compassionate and open-minded leader that you yourself would love to collaborate with.

Lucie Kovacova

If you want to travel quickly, go alone.
If you want to travel fast, go with someone.
At least according to the old African proverb.
It was a pleasure to be on this journey with Pavlína.
I cannot believe I met her only 6 months ago, it seems we know each other for ages. My primary objective was to help Pavlína achieve her goals, but I personally also gained a lot. I got new perspectives, learned a lot about start-up world and much more. Mentoring top performer and experienced professional might feel challenging at the beginning, but this was a great experience and I really treasure the connection we created during our joint mentoring journey.

Marian Mihalo
Technology Community Leader / Enterprise Architect
Komercni banka

The journey with my mentee has been incredibly interesting for me. Radek was always full of questions. I think he was able to move into the field of Authentic Leadership which is unique. For me, it was an incredible dose of positive energy that Radek brought to our sessions. After each meeting, I found myself comparing Radek in retrospect to the Radek who sat in front of me at the first session. So let me to finish with one small prediction:
Once Radek discovers all the things he is capable of, I think he will ask for an autograph himself :-)

Lucie Patkova
Public relations, marketing & fundraising

I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a mentor and share what experience I gained during the years. It's a great feeling to help someone just by discussing options, sharing your own knowledge, and coming up with new ideas and solutions together. It gives the proof that the time you spent on finding how to do things hasn't been wasted and that someone else can now move forward faster thanks to your knowledge. Also, it has always been a two-way process since I learned a lot from my mentee, too.

Christophe Beaujard
Managing Director
peopleTObusiness s.r.o. / MindBox s.r.o.

Femme Palette mentoring program is at first an ambition: and that make a big difference! An ambition of each Femme Palette team member to make the mentoring journey as smooth and great as possible, for both the mentee and the mentor. I was really impressed with the follow-up made. Not intrusive at all, but just enough to make sure you know you are not alone,  there are people ready to help, who really care about us the mentors and about the mentees. So, thank you for that.

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