Edita Grikpedyte Onpartu Cohort: 2017 Mentor: Valeria Ilies Education: Masters in Law and Management Before Onpartu... There is no question as to whether Edita really gave her original profession a chance; she both graduated from Law and Management and worked at Vilnius County Court as a full-time legal secretary. Once she sensed a stronger passion for wine, however, she did not sit around. Edita took herself to the south of France and Sicily in Italy, where her intuition was
Giedre Janonyte Onpartu Cohort: 2016 Mentor: Natalia Garstecka Education: Masters in International Business Economy Before Onpartu... A successful Financial Analyst in Lithuania, Giedre moved to London and could only find a role as a housekeeper. Giedre’s English was beginner’s, but over the two years in the position she also didn’t get a chance to improve it much. She remembers that she “felt frozen” and had “no time to grow”; not least, it was a hard job physically. That di
Ksenia Taranenko works for Uber, a global technology company in a user support role. She lives in London and enjoys its multiculturalism and the variety of experiences that it offers. One of her hobbies is Aikido, which she has been practising for nearly four years. My journey with Onpartu started... My journey with Onpartu started 3 years ago when I met Paulina and she shared her idea of supporting women from Central and Eastern Europe who were in low-skilled jobs to find be
Gertruda Gudaite qualified as a lawyer and worked for the Ministry of Justice in Lithuania. In 2009, she moved to the UK and decided to pursue a different career. She joined Onpartu in 2015 and since the programme's completion she has launched her business. What made you apply for Onpartu?
At the time I saw an article in a Lithuanian magazine saying there was a programme for underemployed women from Central and Eastern Europe seeking for better career prospects, I was just ab