On December 2, 2023, “FEMMES DIGITALES” – “Supporting Women in TECH” Public Union orchestrated an engaging talk featuring Kristel Kruustuk, the esteemed founder of Testlio – an Estonian IT Company. The event, held at ADA University and supported by PASHA Holding, provided a dynamic platform for tech enthusiasts, professionals, and aspiring women in the industry to participate in a thought-provoking discussion.
Led by Jana Krimpe, Founder and Chairwoman of “FEMMES DIGITALES”, recognized as one of the TOP100 Influencers in Digital Identity worldwide, TOP100 change-makers by Financial Times/Google, and TOP100 Women of the Future Global Vol2, the conversation delved into various insightful topics. Kristel, known for her role as the extraordinary founder of a global software testing company, is not only an investor, mother, and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ but also a prominent figure in the European tech industry. She stands as the youngest female millionaire in Estonia and is a well-regarded public speaker.
The discussion covered a spectrum of subjects, ranging from Kristel’s initial challenges entering the testing career, to her entrepreneurial journey founding Testlio. Networking’s pivotal role in professional life and Kristel’s personal insights as an entrepreneur were focal points, emphasizing key factors contributing to her success. Kristel also highlighted the significance of maintaining work-life balance and trusting one’s instincts, underscoring the importance of soft skills as essential human attributes promoting sustainability in every community.
High levels of inspiration were expressed by participants, drawn from both Jana Krimpe’s and Kristel Kruustuk’s insights. Following the interview, a diverse group of over 50 attendees were encouraged to engage in an informal atmosphere, fostering open dialogue and genuine interaction with the esteemed speaker. The event exemplified FEMMES DIGITALES’ commitment to empowering and inspiring women in the tech industry, providing a valuable opportunity for knowledge exchange and mentorship.