Future Heroes
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We are starting with the selection of the Future Heroes second season participants. The application deadline is November 30, 2022. Link to application.
We are a sisterhood without borders

Future Heroes is a growth mindset-driven leadership & entrepreneurship program for girls aged 14 -17 to unlock their potential and create positive impact in the world
We all need role models, courage, support and determination to believe we can achieve anything we set our mind and heart to. It takes guts to stand alone, speak up and make great change happen. Future Heroes dares to be real and do things differently.To have more daring and diverse heroes to look up to, we've created an open environment for a driven community of girls with a passion to grow, work together and solve problems.
Welcome to a personal growth and change program to unlock your potential. During 4 months and 7 skills & mindset workshops, girls get to test their strengths, boost their life skills, grow their sisterhood and be inspired by diverse role models. Most importantly, dreams are made a reality by running projects that girls are most passionate about in teams of five, supported by mentors. Consider it a support network to jump-start your future.
We want every business or social action that's created during the program to have positive impact on the society. Be it a start-up that works towards mental well-being. Be it a social action project with a focus on better education or climate action. You get to decide what creates the most meaningful change in the future and we'll make sure to be your sisterhood without borders. It's literally the time and place to become a hero.
Sustainable by Nature
We are determined to be sustainable in the way we operate, the way we think, act, celebrate success, encourage and empower the next generation of heroes.
Diverse at Heart
Our speakers, coaches and mentors are men and women from different countries, age groups, mindset, mission, cultural background and walks of life.
Global in Vision
Our first language is English. We are a sisterhood without borders in action. Open and reaching out to make growth and change accessible, one girl with a cause at the time.
December 2022 – May 2023

Future Heroes program is also a competition and every hero should come prepared for a fair battle! The program consists of 7 workshops, all held in English and free of charge.

Future Heroes workshops are held face-to-face and online (depending on the content of the workshop) on Saturdays according to the schedule below
Sessions are kicked off by inspirational speakers, followed by practical skills workshops and mentoring to drive the team projects forward.

17 December 2022
17 December 2022
Live event - Ideation & Team Formation & Diversity
Vytautas Gaidamavičius
14 January 2023
14 January 2023
Leadership & Problem Solving
Giedrė Pukienė and Kristina Dryža
28 January 2023
28 January 2023
Tech & Entrepreneurship
Žydrūnė Vitaitė and Eglė Karalytė
11 February 2023
11 February 2023
Voice & Will
Inga Minelgaitė and Laura Dabulytė
18 February 2023
18 February 2023
Joint workshop with Latvian Future Heroes “Critical Thinking for Everyday Use” will be provided by SkeptiCafe expert
25 February 2023
25 February 2023
Financial Literacy & Fundraising
Tina Rubeze and Andrius Milinavičius
18 March 2023
18 March 2023
Digital Impact & Media Literacy
Akvilė Švolkienė, Alexandra & Eva-Kristiina Ponomarjov
1 April 2023
1 April 2023
Practice & Pitch

Roberta Rudokienė and Andželika Rusteikienė
22 April 2023
22 April 2023
Final Pitch (Live event)

13 May 2023
13 May 2023
Gala Event and Awards (Live event)
Best of Future Heroes 2022

Meet our second season team mentors and skills coaches !

  • Vytautas Gaidamavičius

    Team relationship coach and process facilitator. 20 years of experience in improving team relationships and facilitating organisational processes. He has worked with a wide range of organisations - from start-ups to corporations, from manufacturing to services, finance, public sector, etc. In these organisations, the consultant trains skills, shapes attitudes and accompanies change processes

  • Giedrė Pukienė
    Mother of 2 daughters, founder of Mind|Body|Soul, Studio 365 and Joy Academy. Author of the books "Joy Diary", "Reflections on the Bench", "Phoenix of Joy".
  • Kristina Dryža
    An Australian-Lithuanian who is recognised as one of the world’s top female futurists. She is also an archetypal consultant and author and sits on the Editorial Advisory Group for the Joseph Campbell Foundation

  • Žydrūnė Vitaitė
    Head of Sales at ELDES / Co-founder of Women Go Tech initiative / Experienced speaker at local and international conferences on topics of women empowerment & leadership, women in tech, community building, business development.
  • Eglė Karalytė
    Entrepreneur, brand strategist, working with international progressive, forward-thinking brands in New York, Paris, Barcelona and other global cities
  • Dr. Inga Minelgaitė

    Professor in the Department of Business at the University of Iceland / Member of GLOBE, the largest organizational leadership research network / Board member of WoW University and other universities / Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Iceland / active initiator of social projects, having implemented perhaps the most successful project in the field of gender equality in Lithuania "Aš Esu Tu" (www.asesutu.org)

  • Laura Dabulytė

    Communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in communications. She manages the public relations agency "Budinti komunikacija", teaches crisis management at Vilnius University, is the author and presenter of the Žinių Radio programme "I will record you", and is a speaker and moderator of many events.

  • Tina Rubeze
    Big Sister from “Future Heroes” Latvia / High School student / Social media manager for different Latvian business start-ups / Co-creator of social project “Food pick-up point”
  • Andrius Milinavičius

    Founding member and BDO at Baltic Sandbox accelerator / Board member of Lithuanian Marketing Association LiMA / Involved in EdTech, BioTech, SeniorTech, FinTech, MedTech and other innovative fields

  • Akvilė Švolkienė
    Head of Marketing and Communications at Danske Bank. Currently focusing on employer branding, internal communications and public impact
  • Roberta Rudokienė

    Head of "Startup Lithuania" – national startup ecosystem facilitator / highly experienced in business development and startups / last year was nominated as one of the most influential women in startups space in the whole Europe.

  • Andželika Rusteikienė
    CEO at Junior Achievement Lithuania / Member of the expert group on Social Enterprises / Co-founder of Crafts IT / Partner at Gerinorai.lt / Head of the Initiative "Baltoji banga"
  • Marija Žilinskaitė
    Community Coordinator at the Queen Martha School, with more than seven years experience in education, implementing change at regional and national level
  • Loreta Pivoriūnaitė

    Team Academy coach, Idialogue mentor, author of the self-help book "The Silent Coach"
  • Simona Račaitė

    2 years studying in Sweden, Chalmers Entrepreneurship School, developing projects with renewable energy and social business in Kenya, Africa.
    7 years as a sales analyst in London, during which time I also volunteered and contributed to the Girlguiding initiative.
    2 years in Lithuania working in finance with a client, currently working in HR and as a leader in the company's employment committee.
  • Laura Astrauskienė

    Has extensive experience in business development, marketing, communication, people and organisation development, and organisation identity formation, having worked in various businesses and companies. She is currently working as HR Marketing Manager at Teltonika IoT Group and is a mentor at Idialogue
  • Dr. Ugnė Daubaraitė - Radikienė

    Head of Marketing at GENERAL FINANCING BANKAS / lecturer / Talks about marketing, employer branding, creative industries
  • Rūta Norkūnaitė

    Personal growth & self-realization coach / Marketing & branding consultant.
    In everything I do I’m guided by 3 C’s: clarity, curiosity & creativity. My biggest passion is constant learning, exploring new areas and bringing ideas to life. All of this led me to my current mission to help others find their true path and fulfillment in life

  • Loreta Načajienė

    Head of Luminor Investment Management / Pension funds + Investmens / Product development

  • Milda Svickienė

    UX designer / Marketer / Branding / Fashion & Business development professional

  • Alvyda Regina Rimkutė

    Automation group product manager / Technology sciences + Social sciences / Mentor / Creative personality / Coach of life

  • Dangerūta Valentė-Durrett

    Business consultant, coach, lecturer, visionary. Main areas of consultancy: entrepreneurship promotion, business planning, sales and customer experience. 18 years spent studying and working in the USA. I am deepening my knowledge in innovation, corporate culture and emotional intelligence.

  • Alexandra & Eva-Kristiina Ponomarjov

    Eva-Kristiina Ponomarjov started her career as a copywriter at a radio station in Estonia, co-founder of event management agency, marketed Estonia as a tourist destination to several countries, consulted Baltic start-ups in business development. Now she is heading the global trade at Enterprise Estonia and is a founder of Future Heroes project - a internationally awarded social impact and leadership accelerator for girls. Believes in curiosity, grit and generosity and Future Heroes blends all three - the will and persistence to work for what matters and share for whom it matters most.

    Alexandra, a second year journalism student at Tallinn University, grew her online fitness platform to 50,000 followers. She aims to teach girls about nutrition and training in a way that feels good.

Meet the jury members for

season 2!

  • Justina Klyvienė

    Founder and Managing Partner of the Future Leadership Innovation Lab, independent board member of the Innovation Agency, author and organiser of the HealthTech Accelerator, the Alter State programme, a lecturer at the ISM Masters in Leadership and the University of Iceland

  • Darius Žakaitis

    Founder and Director of Tech Zity - more than a one-stop infrastructure for tech and creative companies. Partner at Contrarian Ventures since 2017. Since 2014, Darius is co-owner and director of Vilnius Technology Park, the largest ICT hub in the region. In 2012, he founded Rupert, an independent, publicly funded arts, residency and education centre
  • Justė Pinkevičienė
    Co-owner of the innovative COSMOWAY cosmetics factory and member of the board of LIKOCHEMA, author of beauty initiatives. She presented a unique beauty book DISCISPLINA, which has received attention and is being translated into foreign languages. The book reveals the rule of effective cosmetics and demolishes beauty myths. Juste, a mother of two, stresses the importance of discipline in the pursuit of true beauty

  • Erin Gainer

    She has a wide range of experience in the pharmaceutical and charity sectors. She led HRA Pharma's R&D programme and subsequently became CEO and Chairman. Erin founded the Ella Foundation to promote the empowerment of women worldwide and is a board member of EspeRare, contributing her expertise to the development of the organisation
  • Gabija Skučiatė
    Founder of SMK University of Applied Sciences, will enrich the Future Heroes Final Pitch Event with her experience. She is the creator of VIBELIFT, the largest youth festival in Lithuania, and inspires other educational projects. Her passion for youth empowerment is inspiring.
  • Andrius Milinavičius
    Founding member and BDO at Baltic Sandbox accelerator / Board member of Lithuanian Marketing Association LiMA / Involved in EdTech, BioTech, SeniorTech, FinTech, MedTech and other innovative fields
  • Živilė Jokimaitė-Dolgich
    With 20 years of experience in public relations, she has managed various communication projects, advised top public officials and represented numerous Lithuanian courts, contributing to the efficiency of the country's legal system
  • Inga Jablonskė

    Visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, emotional intelligence developer and founder of WoW University. After starting her career in journalism and marketing and gaining experience in international organisations, she founded several successful PR and advertising businesses and various other projects
  • Mantas Katinas
    Since 2021 he has been the CEO of Wargaming Vilnius, previously he was the CEO of Invest Lithuania for 6 years, contributing to Lithuania's leadership in FDI in Europe. Holds a degree in Journalism from VU and a Master's degree in Management from BI Norwegian and ISM universities
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Contact us
Inga Jablonskė
Founder & CEO at WoW University
Gita Ruzgė
Project Manager, +37067059009
Future Heroes ® program in Lithuania is organized by WoW University
in cooperation with The ella fund & British Council in Lithuania as part of the People to People Cultural Engagement Programme.

Program in Lithuania is in agreement with Future Heroes global movement, headquartered in Estonia.
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