Future Heroes
Be your own hero
We are a sisterhood without borders

Future Heroes is a growth mindset driven leadership & business accelerator for 13-17-year-old girls 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 9 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.

Teenage girls engaged since 2017

Inspirational speakers, coaches & mentors engaged since 2017

Schools with successful candidates since 2017
Future Heroes proudly presents our history:
Superheroes 1st season insights!
Get a firsthand experience from Superheroes participants, mentors, coaches, inspirational speakers and partners!
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.

Future Heroes checklist

You're a great fit to be a Future Hero, if…

You are a 13-17 year old girl
and want to make a difference in the world


You are willing to take action in your life
and broaden your views of the world.


You want to gain confidence and courage
to stand for yourself and openly speak your mind


You are ready to be a part of Future Heroes'
open and inspiring community


You are set to committing your time
and best efforts to be a hero

Become a Future Hero!
Application deadline is
1st of August!
26th of October, 2019 – June, 2020

Future Heroes program is also a competition and every hero should come prepared for a fair battle! The program consists of 9 sessions, all held in English and free of charge.

Future Heroes workshops are held twice a month in Tallinn on Saturdays between 11:00 - 17:00
Sessions are kicked off by inspirational speakers, followed by practical skills workshops and squad mentoring to drive the projects forward.
26 October at 13:00
26 October at 13:00
Orientation Day
10 November at 11:00
10 November at 11:00
Ideation & Team Building
23 November at 11:00
23 November at 11:00
Voice & Will
7 December at 11:00
7 December at 11:00
Tech & Entrepreneurship
14 December at 11:00
14 December at 11:00
Financial Literacy & Fundraising
4 January at 11:00
4 January at 11:00
Digital Impact & Media Literacy
18 January at 11:00
18 January at 11:00
Leadership & Problem Solving
1 February at 11:00
1 February at 11:00
15 February at 11:00
15 February at 11:00
Practice & Pitch
1 March at 11:00
1 March at 11:00
Final Pitch
March 2020
March 2020
Future Heroes Gala
June 2020
June 2020
Winner study trip!

Future Heroes ends with a Gala in March 2020
The Gala is all about celebrating success together, giving out awards in different categories and illustrating the heroic journey through inspirational videos, guests speakers and lots of performances! The Gala is organised by the magnificent Big Sisters, the bold and creative alumni from the previous Future Heroes seasons.

The most impactful team in the competition will be awarded with an inspiring and excitement packed study trip to the UK to meet the global heroes!
Superheroes Gala 2019
Final Pitch Jury
Time to spread your wings and fly, Future Heroes!
Joao Rei
Business Innovation Consultant / Co-Founder / Smart ID Estonia
Andres Peets
Co-Founder & Business Catalyst/ VUNK Labs at Telia Estonia
Pirgit Lohk
Group Financial Manager / Baltika Group / Estonia
Piret Luts
Head of Talent Acquisition / Nortal / Estonia
Laur Läänemets
Start-up Advisor / Estonia
Rene Fischer
Partner/Managing Director / Synthesis Consulting Group / Lithuania
Eeva Esse
TV Presenter / Kanal 2 / Estonia
More to follow. Stay tuned!
Coaches & Mentors
Joao Rei
Democracy Hack Hero
Laur Läänemets
Start-up Advisor
Liis Narusk
Co-Founder & CEO / Elevate
Anni Kuusik
Clinical psychologist & Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher
Madis Kass
Partnerships & Exposition / Estonian Pavilion @ Expo 2020 Dubai
Heleriin Adelbert
Head of B&N Talent Aquisition / Nortal
Anna-Liisa Reinson
Head of Customer Experience / E-Residency
Irina Kuzina
Russian Segment Marketing Manager / Telia Eesti
Maarja Ojamaa
Marketing Consultant / Milliways Communications
Marju Mägi
BI Analyst / Coop Bank
Teet Tiisvelt
Head of Sales Management & Quality / Telia Eesti
Reimo Raja
Communication Manager / G4S
Pirgit Lohk
CFO / Future Heroes
Rene Fischer
Partner/Managing Director / Synthesis Consulting Group / Lithuania
Mario Karu
Head of Product Growth / IPF Digital
Siim Sutrop
Learning & Development Architect / Nortal
Marju Sokman
Head of Marketing & Communications / Workland
Gailė Andriuškevičiūtė
Strategist / Synthesis Consulting Group / Lithuania
Emilija Frew
Former Head of Digital Commercial Performance / HSBC / London
Captain Leah Bertram
NATO Battlegroup Estonia
Captain Guy Pawson
NATO Battlegroup Estonia
Maarit Cimolonskas
VUNK Program Manager / VUNK Labs at Telia Estonia
Krista Teearu
CEO / Bobby & Robby
Estel Pukk
Chief People Officer / Fiizy
COO / Future Heroes
Eva K. Ponomarjov
Founder & CEO / Future Heroes
The names will be revealed soon! Stay tuned!
Inspirational Speakers
Nikky Smedley
Actress, storyteller, international speaker & writer / United Kingdom
Nargiz Askarova
Founder of newHorizons / Azerbaijan

Tiit Paananen
VP of Engineering / Veriff / Estonia

Piret Luts
Head of Talent Acquisition / Nortal / Estonia
Rasmus Rask
Founder & CEO / La Muu / Estonia
Emilija Frew
Former Head of Digital Commercial Performance / HSBC / United Kingdom
Jana Viia
Head of NUX / Nortal / Estonia
Karin Salu
Senior UX Analyst / Nortal / Estonia
Polina Pappinen
Big Sister & Media Team member / Future Heroes / Estonia
Vasily Nosov
English language teacher / Narva Keeltelütseum / Estonia
Inge Prangel
Senior Product Owner / Nortal / Estonia
Anet Oll
Digital Media Specialist / Telia Eesti / Estonia
Elo Võrk
Head of Sponsorship and CSR / Telia Eesti / Estonia
Major Chrissy Curle
NATO Battlegroup Estonia
Johanna Salu
Neuroscientist, User Researcher & Social Impact Analyst / Germany
Katarina Raud
Big Sister & PR Coordinator / Future Heroes / Estonia
Elina Heno
Big Sister & Marketing Team member / Future Heroes / Estonia
Beatrice Mamlin
Big Sister & Media Team Lead / Future Heroes / Estonia
Uljana Prosvetova
Big Sister & Community Team member / Future Heroes / Estonia
More to follow soon! Stay tuned!
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Eva K. Ponomarjov
Founder & CEO
Tiina Kärsna
Co-Founder & COO
Maarit Cimolonskas