There are still too few women in senior leadership positions, but when women are chosen to lead, we all know that it certainly comes with success. Being an inspiring leader, navigating your team, your business, and the world outside while balancing personal and family life indeed isn’t easy. Yet, there are many superwomen among us who make us believe it is achievable.
5 inspiring female leaders are all in different professional and life positions and all will come together to discuss how they keep thriving during the lockdown. We will be discussing anything from how they inspire their teams, how they grow and lead their business remotely, and how they balance their professional and personal life.
Startup Disrupt has collaborated with Femme Palette to organize our first UK Female Leader session. Join us for a panel discussion to get inspired and acquire new knowledge when it comes to your professional leadership, progression, and work-life balance.
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The event will be online streamed in English.📡 Please keep in mind that the event begins at 6:30 PM GMT (7:30 PM CET) ❗
Panel discussion moderated by Nora Stolz. You can ask questions for the speakers on sli.do/SDF
This event is brought to you with the kind support of CzechInvest, Microsoft for Startups, Femme Palette, LXVI, WomenBreakfastClub, and others.
✅18:30 — 18:40 PM GMT – Welcome introduction
✅18:40 — 19:50 PM GMT – Panel discussion
✅19:50 — 20:20 PM GMT – Pitch Night
Sujata Rostagi (Founder & CEO, You’ve Got This! )
Sujata is the Founder & CEO of the future of the work platform You’ve Got This! Sujata believes that financial well-being starts with helping people find work they love. Sujata is using tech to solve problems for women and to empower them to lead their best lives.
Sujata has worked in the UK, US, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Mumbai.
Previously, Sujata was Global Programme Manager for HSBC where she set up online banking and, and led partnerships with FinTechs. In 2018, she was named as the TIE London Entrepreneur of the Year, highly commended at the London & Asian Business Awards, and was a finalist at the Women in Finance and Women in Investment Awards 2019.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, an MBA from the London Business School, and an Innovative Technology Leader certification from Stanford University.
Triin Linamagi (Co-Founder, Sie)
Triin is the Co-Founder of Sie – Capital Platform to help Female Founders with fundraising by providing better access to network, capital, and support. Formerly Triin was an investor at The Venture Collective and Founders Factory. She has previously established a handful of technology businesses. She is also part of the Backed VC Venture Community, and was named as one of the Investors in Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Power List in 2018 and 2019.
Cait Rose (Director of Media Accounts, EMEA at Taboola)
Cait Rose is the Director of Media Accounts at Taboola, where she works closely with advertisers across 9 markets to drive +500M annually within Europe & the Middle East, managing over 45 employees that focus on executing and growing relationships with smb clients up to the largest brands and agencies worldwide. Cait is from New York City where she spent 10 years working in ad-tech account management and ad sales before she moved to London 2 years ago. Thanks to this move she has learned how to work with a variety of cultures and adapt to a different way to live and work. Cait also co-chair’s Taboola’s women’s collective, called TaboolHER, to help promote female leadership throughout the organization – specifically at the VP and higher level. She’s always trying to bolster women’s presence and educate about the importance of equity, especially their male-leadership. She is a Femme Palette mentor and thrives while working as a team and strives to lead by example.
Jacelyn Meller (Chief Commercial Officer at RPD International)
Jacelyn Meller is Director and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at RPD International, a company helping businesses across the world to develop and manufacture innovative, future-changing new products. She has worked in Client Strategy across several large global multinationals (including Barclays Bank, Barclays Capital, Fidelity Investments Ltd and Sotheby’s) and brings this experience to her role at RPD, where she runs offices in London, Amsterdam and China.
In the past, Jacelyn has worked across a wide variety of sectors including finance, art, engineering and retail, in roles from graduate all the way to C-suite. She even ran her own business for part of it, but eventually came back to start up life!
Jacelyn is a Femme Palette, Santander and Exeter University mentor and trained in the skills it takes to support and advise mentees.
Alina Timofeeva (Senior Manager, KPMG UK)
Alina is a Senior Manager at KPMG UK, supporting some of the top clients in Financial Services in the space of Cloud, Innovation & Advanced Analytics. Last month she was recognized by 2 awards in UK Technology as one of the future women leaders in the industry. Her name is on the Makers’ Top 50 Software Powerlist and ComputerWeekly’s Most Influential Women in UK Technology.
Alina is keen that her journey sets up other women up for success, through motivating them to deliver exceptional performance. She is an active mentor at KPMG and wider global networks (e.g. Cajigo, Like Minded Females), supporting women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
Nora Stolz (Founder & CEO, WomenBreakfastClub)
Nora Stolz is founder & CEO of the WomenBreakfastClub.com. A network for professional women to connect, learn, and grow.
She worked for 10+ years in the financial services industry in strategy and product roles at BlackRock, PIMCO, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan; and 5+ years as tech entrepreneur and advisor.
Nora runs a boutique consultancy where she helps organisations to develop sustainable business models, a sustainability strategy, and coaches senior leaders and founders on sustainable leadership.
She is originally from Germany, and lives with her dog Harriet in London. She is currently doing a PhD in Sustainable Transformation at ESCP Paris / Berlin.
The three words that describe her: Energy, Curiosity & Courage