Q&A with FemGems Founder Dora Petrova
Factory Berlin and FemGems present a new series focusing on empowerment, inspiration, and motivation. Each month we’ll bring you stories and a Q&A with FemGems, featuring successful female founders, entrepreneurs, and industry experts in Berlin.
The first FemGem in our series features the founder of FemGems Dora Petrova. FemGems is a platform that empowers females to turn their passion into their own business through entrepreneurial mentoring, community, podcasts, and events. Dora is an award-winning art director and has worked with several startups. She studied Digital Media and Visual Communication at the Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin.
How do you start your day?
A quick run, meditation, defining my key priorities for the day.
Describe your personality in 3 words.
Purpose, growth, depth.
What’s one thing you had to learn the hard way?
To rest and how important rest is.
What is the biggest misconception people have about your work?
…That it looks like everything is super easy. It’s natural for me.
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try, but you’ve always been scared to do?
Talk to an interesting stranger on the street.
What inspires you in life right now?
Definitely all of the FemGems interviewed on the podcast. They have so much power and share a true force. It is incredibly uplifting to be surrounded by inspiring women like them.
What’s your superpower?
What mantra/saying do you live by?
Take 100% responsibility for your life.
Name three habits for success.
Honestly – meditation, reflection, and prioritizing what you really want.
What are you looking forward to in your professional life?
Finding a co-founder who is interested in joining my startup, which aims to boost female entrepreneurship.
About FemGems Podcast
The FemGems Podcast shares inspiring first-hand stories of female startup founders that empower you to turn passions into a business.
FemGems records live every 3rd Tuesday of the month from the Cinema at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park. Please check our event calendar for tickets and more information.