Event report – Female Leaders: From Marketer to Founder

Many ladies dream of being their own boss, work on their personal projects and develop their own businesses. But what it really is to change your lifestyle and become a founder? 

On the 22nd of February, Startup Disrupt held an online event Female Leaders: From Marketer to founder in which some of the most inspiring former marketers shared stories from their career and their experience with transforming from a marketer to a founder.

Focus on yourself

The evening event started with a fireside chat with Violeta Luca who is leading Czech and Slovak subsidiaries of Microsoft since January 2021. The discussion was moderated by the one and only Pavlína Louženská (mentor of Google for Startups and a founder of HolkyzMarketingu).

Violeta shared a great message with the audience – it’s really important to have patience. She said that she struggled with being patient, but once you’ll develop the skill, everything is much easier. Deep thinking and blocking the time for being by yourself is the key. You just simply have to focus on yourself to be a great leader for others. 

Startup, fuck up, get up, repeat!

As the fireside chat ended, Pavlína Louženská invited a few awesome and inspiring speakers to the virtual stage and the panel discussion could start. Among the panelists were Andrea Hurychová (WeDigital), Olga Royenko (Royenko Agency), Zuzanna Sleszynska (Co-Founder at Lettly), Andrea Solomonides (Giraffes in the Kitchen), and Barbora Půlpánová (EDUART EXPERIENCE). 

We could hear a lot of diverse stories that included big life jumps. If you’re interested in rewatching the whole discussion and Female Leaders event, it’s available on Startup Disrupt’s Youtube channel

Pitch night with three female founders

At the end of the whole event, three awesome startup founders Anna Veselá (founder of Tangle), Michaela Fiasová (founder of Mirageset), and Vanda Seidlová (founder of Twigsee) pitched their businesses to the panelists who gave them feedback on their project and asked them questions about their pitch. 

The best things to take away from the event

  1. The network is the key. It’s a great way to find mentors, partners, and advisors.
  2. Build yourself up with a mentor or a role model.
  3. Be curious about stories around you and learn from them.

Check out a panel discussion in the following video below.

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