Become a mentor

Have you ever had the feeling you wouldn’t be where you are today without that person who supported you or gave you valuable advice? If you feel comfortable in your career, now it’s the right time to give back! At Femme Palette, we believe that the best way for someone to learn is through exposure to experience and guidance from people like you who were once in the same situation.

 

How our program works

Our program is designed to support women in their professional development and to help them navigate and progress in their careers. Whether their goals are to make a career switch, to start their dream businesses, or to get promotions and take on more senior roles, our mentees set clear milestones from the start and work hard to achieve them with your guidance.

Our program is focused on relationship building, which is why it is 6 months long. Each mentor makes a commitment to provide each mentee with 12 hours of mentorship throughout this program. Ideally, mentorship meetings should be once every 2 weeks for 1 hour and can be either online or offline (depending on the agreement between the mentee and mentor). We offer mentorship in the following categories 👉

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Mentors help their mentees in the following areas

 
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Career Advice

You will help your mentee to “see around corners” in her career, so she knows what it takes to progress. You will be her guide and sounding board for ideas, helping her reflect on her goals and decide on the best course of action.

Development of knowledge and skills

You will help her identify the expertise she needs to succeed, including building confidence, improving her presentation and communication skills, and more. You will also give advice on additional resources she can leverage, including books, articles, and events.

Accountability

Working regularly with your mentee ensures that she will maintain focus on her career growth and consistently have conversations about how she can improve. Long-term career growth is often about improving a little bit every day, rather than in short bursts.

Network building

As a mentor, you can offer your mentee an opportunity to expand her existing network of professional contacts by introducing her to relevant connections.

 

What do you get as a Femme Palette mentor

1. Mentor Training

We’ll teach you what it takes to be a great mentor. We’ll share mentoring tips and useful resources.

2. Mentor meet-ups

Once in 3 months, you’ll get invited to mentor meet-ups, where you can connect with other mentors in person and share your experiences.

3. Free access to 3 Femme Palette events

We organize networking events and workshops in Marketing, HR, Design, IT, or Entrepreneurship. As a mentor, you can come to 3 events of your choice for free.

4. Mentor Mastermind calls

We organize bi-monthly Mastermind calls via Zoom for all mentors to share their experiences and get inspired.

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Meet some of our mentors

 
 
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NIKOLA

POLAKOVA

Client Partner at ROIHunter

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Amanda Mataija

Sales Account Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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TEREZA MACHACKOVA

People Ops Lead at Productboard

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PAVEL

KROUPA

Freelance UX Designer

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SOFIANNA

NG

Marketing Director at AccelerAsia

 
 

Benefits of being a mentor

 

Mentoring lets you give back to the community

By sharing your knowledge and expertise, you can have a positive impact not only on someone’s life but also on your industry and the country at large. Let’s be honest: there is still lots of progress to make in the Czech Republic and by raising the bar in your industry, you’re contributing to real change! Doesn’t it feel great?

Mentoring is a way to continue your own professional development

Explaining something to someone else requires you to really solidify your understanding. They may ask you questions you hadn’t considered and you’ll gain new perspective, insights, and fresh ideas.

Mentoring helps you create opportunities and build your personal brand

Mentoring might seem like a one-way relationship, but in fact, there are lots of opportunities for you too. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to meet other people and expand your network. It’s a small world and you never know when your path will cross again with someone you’ve mentored. They may help you land a job or consulting gig, a speaking opportunity, or they may even become a friend! By mentoring others, people will begin to see you as a thought leader and someone who is an expert in the industry.

 

Our mentors work in companies such as

 
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Ready to start mentoring?

Fill out the application below and we will schedule a short call with you to chat about your experience and motivation! Please note that you need 4+ experience and proficiency in Czech or English to be a mentor. If you have any questions, please email us at mentoring@femmepalette.com.