MAY 10: Women in Leadership Luncheon “CHANGE-MAKERS”

May 10, 2024 | 12:00 ‒ 14:00

On May 10,  we held our Annual Women in Leadership Speaker Luncheon 2024 this time devoted to “Change-Makers: Female Founders”. Women who have rejected the status quo and forged their own path. Women who have opted out of the relative security of a traditional role, who felt compelled to do something different.  It’s not an easy path: in spite of a robust startup ecosystem in Estonia, only 15-17% of founders are women.

The event was opened by Indrek Laul, AmCham Estonia President and George P. Kent, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia. 

The discussion with our 3 esteemed panelists was moderated by Megan Riley,  MLR Strategies who is leading the AmCham Women in Leadership Program. We were honoured to have 3 absolutely amazing founders with us:

  1. Hedi Mardisoo, Cachet
  2. Triin Kask, Soulie
  3. Karin Kuusk, Motiveer


Three such different voices sharing experiences and perspectives We had a chance to hear their unique stories, what the decision to become a founder has meant to them, how they think about career, tradeoffs, work, balance, funding, the future.

We would like to thank all speakers, as well as the event partners – Coca-Cola Baltics and AstraZeneca, for your support, participation and a true inspiration that we have received at the event! Also a huge thank you goes to Anne & Stiil and Säde magazines for supporting the event, as well as Vabamu museum for the beautiful space for the event.

Photos by Nikita Turok, A Cube Agency for AmCham Estonia (c)