Co-Founders at Femme Palette
There are just a couple of ways to create a successful company. First, you need a great team, then you need to create enough awareness for your idea/product to put yourself in a position to make consistent good business decisions.
The team at Femme Palette is top tier, we're talking world class, a team you would beg to take your money. Unfortunately or fortunately, they have bootstrapped their business and are not looking for investors.
Klara is extremely business savvy, having been a management consultant, she's worked for companies in different lifecycle from startups to big corporations. Lucie knows her way around Silicon Valley, she worked there as a marketer and designer. So, as I was saying there are only two ways to build a successful company and as you can see there's no reason why these two queens won't continue to crush it!
Please provide us with your name(s)
Lucie Neumanova & Klara Holikova
Where are you from?
Tell us about you (background info)?
Klara comes from a management consulting background and software client delivery for multiple startups and corporations in Europe. Lucie worked for various tech startups in Silicon Valley as a marketer and designer.
Together, we created Femme Palette, a platform for career development of women. We offer personalized development programs through 1:1 long-term mentorship to women from all backgrounds and industries. We are based in the Czech Republic, where we initially started the business and saw the local need. But our business is global as well as our ambitions :).
Why are you starting this business?
We started Femme Palette 3 years ago to help women grow in their careers. We have seen that women deal with many challenges in the workplace, they suffer imposter syndrome or lack confidence. This can all lead to the lack of diversity in the leadership of companies. In the Czech Republic, there are about 17% of women in top management. We want to help change that by helping women to get the guidance, resources, and confidence they need to succeed.
Please provide us with some information about your business. (description, business model, etc.)
We offer personalized programs, mentorship, coaching and networking opportunities for women to grow in their careers. We run a 6-month-long Mentoring Program in which the participants get their personal mentor for 12 mentoring sessions to work on their career goals.
For those who don’t know what they want to achieve in their careers, or need help prioritizing their career goals, we have a Coaching & Mentoring Program, where on top of mentoring, people also receive3 coaching sessions with a certified coach.
Last but not least, we organize a Leadership Program that is designed to help women become better managers and leaders in order to grow in the company faster.
We offer those to both individuals as well as companies. The programs are paid for by the participants or companies.
What stage are you in right now?
We’ve built a community of more than 2,000 women, helped over 400 women who enrolled in our programs with their careers and built a network of 500+ international mentors. We did that in 3 years and are not stopping there. Our team of 10 is ready to help as many people as we can! In 2020, our aim is to help 500+ people grow in their careers.
What are you looking for at this stage for your business?
We’re currently bootstrapping and are not looking for investments at the moment. What we look for are mentors, partners and companies who would want to support their employees by enrolling them in some of our career development programs.
What do you want us to remember about you?
If you ever find yourself stuck in your career, think of Femme Palette. We help women to skyrocket their career!
Where can we find you (social media)?
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/femme.palette/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/femmepalette/