Female Leaders & Product Innovation
- October 24, 2019
- 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Everyone is very welcome to the next Startup Grind Prague powered by Google for Startups! At Female Leaders events we are proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women leaders all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more, who represent our community.
They are the women who exemplify profound leadership skills, hard-work, humility, and success and demonstrate their strength with devotion to the work they do everyday. They encourage and inspire us all.
Listen to the stories of 4 women who stood behind their dream and have successfully built their team, product or company from scratch. What is behind their success?
Jana Zurkova (CEE Chief Transformation Officer, Microsoft CZ)
Kateřina Vacková (Founder, Loono)
Linda Šejdová (CEO & Co-Founder, Snuggs)
Charlota Blunárová (Design Lead, IDEO)
The event will be moderated by Pavlina Louzenska (Founder, #HolkyzMarketingu).
The event will be held in Czech.
The event will take place at new co-working space WeWork (Národní 135/14, Prague, 11000).
This event is brought to you with kind support of CzechInvest, CzechStartups, Google, LDM Production, Tyinternety.cz, Roklen24, Krejta.cz – Kreativní online agentura, Lagardere Travel Service, Philip Morris International, CMS and StartupJobs.
- 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Jana Zurkova (CEE Chief Transformation Officer, MICROSOFT)
Jana has a long standing experience in the corporate environment in banking, telecommunications, and management consulting in Western Europe, CEE, and North and South America. Jana has always been passionate about innovations and new business models and over the last couple of years she has been working with start-ups as a mentor and an investor.
Katerina Vackova (Founder, Loono)
I graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine (M.D.) 2 years ago (Harvard Medical School internship incl.). After my personal experience with cancer, I founded a grassroots health organization Loono which provides clear, understandable and positive information about the core principles of prevention and self-care. I managed a team of 150 people (mostly young physicians, medical students and other professionals) within 10 branches, launched three nationwide educational campaigns with 55,000 people educated on the topic of reproductive health, cancer, and cardiovascular disease prevention. I am the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List Maker (2016).
I am a doctor and entrepreneur based in Prague, Czech Republic. I successfully finished my studies at the First Faculty of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Four years ago I founded a non-profit organization Loono with the mission to motivate people to think about their health in time after my personal experience with cancer. With my team of med school students, young doctors and other professionals we run creative media campaigns and educational workshops in schools, companies, and cultural festivals in order to spread the awareness about breast and testicular cancer as well as heart attack, stroke and other diseases. With more than 55,000 people educated, tens have already identified cancer and other diseases at an early stage. Loono has already received many grants, successfully finished three crowdfunding campaigns and is currently looking for seed investment in order to grow in the CE region and the US. I have won the Social Innovation Prize and was endorsed as a Young Leader in the 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Magazine. I get up at 6 am every day and practice yoga. I love surfing, coffee, and Vietnamese cuisine. You can usually meet me wearing a white shirt and red lipstick.
Linda Sejdova (CEO & Co-Founder, SNUGGS)
Linda is a co-founder and CEO at startup SNUGGS where she produces menstrual panties, replacement for pads and tampons. She has worked for several startups like LidskáSíla.cz, productboard and BudgetBakers. She created global marketing strategies, built brands and led a marketing team as a marketing manager.
Charlota Blunarova (Design Lead, IDEO)
Charlota Blunarova is a multidisciplinary designer. As a Design Lead at IDEO in Munich, she works with teams to create innovative products and services for companies like Ford, Ikea or Google. She’s always striving for solutions that are inspired by people, relevant in the market, and guided by purpose. Charlota graduated from the Brno University of Technology and has lived in the US and UK while working on projects in healthcare, mobility, retail, education, and fin-tech. Her work was acknowledged by Core77, Red Dot and Fast Company Innovation awards. Besides design and technology, she enjoys exploring topics of futurism, art, ethics, and sustainability.
Pavlina Louzenska (Founder, #HOLKYZMARKETINGU)