Director of Logistics and Innovation Center
A graduate of Foreign Trade Faculty of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), a scholar of the Japanese government, a graduate of the Development Programme of IESE staff (Barcelona, Spain), former intern at the University of Minnesota (USA). A longtime SGH employee, lecturer at The Candian MBA (SGH program and University of Quebec) and WEMBA (SGH program and University of Minnesota). Furthermore, she is graduated from postgraduate studies at Warsaw School of Economics, SGGW and Lazarski University in Warsaw. Expert in logistics and innovation. Author of several publications in the field of logistics including books, studies and expertises in the field of innovation for: Ministry of Economy, Information Processing Centre (IPC), PARP (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development). Head of Centre of Logistics and Innovations of the Lazarski University in Warsaw. Member of the Chapter of the annual national "Innovation Product for Logistics" Contest.
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, legal counsel leading his own law firm
Krystyna Kołodko - doctor of Juridical Sciences. Born in Bialystok. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Warsaw University. After the University she connected her life in Warsaw. Legal counsel, leading her own law firm specializing in complex services for legal entities having their business, including legal support of investment real estate, legal issues of real estate and other issues of civil law. She also deals with sports law. Her doctoral dissertation concerned the scope of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in respect of compliance by arbitrators with the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Krystyna participate in both international and national conferences. She has published her works in national and international scientific journals on the different topics which include: sports arbitration, the protection of athlete rights, family business, transportation and logistics. Mrs. Kołodko speaks and writes in English and Russian fluently. Her passion is dance, music and tai chi, which she has been training for seven years in China in the champion school. Krystyna is the organizer of the cultural life of friends. She promotes a healthy lifestyle and cooperates with the advisor of the Oncology Clinic in Opole.
In 2016, she organized a meeting to promote a culture of caring for health and the use of anti-tumor prophylaxis in support of Omega Regen esters.
Mom of two adult sons.
Coach tranier and business women
Kinga Bogdańska is from Podlasie, a mother, ‘trainer-terrorist’, women coach, talent coach, friend in changes, author of development projects: ‘Zaprojektuj swoje życie’ and ‘Mistrzyni Swojego Życia’, ‘Kobieta Przedsiębiorcza’, a yet incomplete she-devil, the author of the book called ‘Mistrzyni Swojego Życia Żonglująca Matka’. She works both with private persons and with organisations alike, she is known for her huge involvement and exceptionally effective methods of work.
For many years, with the use of different methods, she supports people with their development. The way in which she works is caused by her experience and axiomatic system – the most precious value for her is the human – their often yet to be discovered and used potential in full. A strong supporter of personal and business development philosophy based on empowerment of strong sides.
On everyday basis, she helps with delighting in one’s life, live in harmony with themselves and their values, realize their passions and, first and foremost, be a happy, self-confident and professionally completed woman.
Kinga Bogdańska conducts authorial workshops for women, during which they regain reasons to live and begin to live on their own rules, in harmony with themselves and their needs.
Kinga Bogdańska will discover your hidden treasure, awaken your potential, motivate you to change, support in difficult moments, terrorize your laziness, listen to your desires and help you turn them into goals. She will reawaken your femininity. She will unleash your energy. She will show you how to reach blatantly what is yours. She will dust off your dreams. She will dispose of your reveries.
‘All you need is in you!’
Representative of the Warsaw branch in the Business Woman Networking Club "Kobieta w Chmurze" (eng.'Woman in Cloud').
Ewa Dorożyńska Górska - an economist, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics at Szczecin University of Technology. She completed her postgraduate studies in taxation counseling at Warsaw School of Economics. For years she has been involved in business and tax consultancy. Every day she works at Fine Arts Financial Architect in Warsaw. She offers her knowledge also in company mentoring. Member and proxy of the Warsaw branch of Business Woman Networking Club "Kobieta w Chmurze" ("Woman in Cloud"). She deals with business associates and promotes the Club's mission.
Vocalist, composer, pedagogue and actress
I am a vocalist, composer, pedagogue and actress. I am a graduate from artistic education studies at the University of Łódź and choir conductorship at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, as well as Halina and Jan Machulskis’ School of Actors in Warsaw. I had the opportunity to perform f. ex. in STU Theatre in Kraków, Stara Prochoffnia Theatre in Warsaw. I acquired my stage experience f. in. from Janusz Józefowicz, Jan Machulski.
Music is my greatest passion. I also love theatre, film, poetry, books, photography, that is why I like to add pictures to my clips, for they can, just like poetry and music, catch elusive and beautiful things. My compositions may be found on Youtube. One of them, ‘Taniec’ (English: ‘Dance) with the lyrics of Ewa Jonik – a poet from Lesznowola, was awarded with an honorary mention at the Jonasz Kofta’s Polish Festival in Warsaw and was listed in the Łagodna Lista Przebojów chart of the Internet Radio Aspekt many times one and a half years ago.
I have many songs apart from authorial ones in my repertoire – songs of Agnieszka Osiecka’s, Wojciech Młynarski’s, Jeremi Przybora’s, Jonasz Kofta’s and more. I offer several recitals, I feel freely in actor, jazz, musical, cabaret, poetic songs or in good pop. I also play in a comedy performance called ADAMM by Ewa Kłujszo, which was awarded with the 3rd place at the Mazovian Theatrical Festival named ‘Totalnie Teatralnie’, and I personally received an award for the best female role. Currently, I just issued my solo album called ‘Godzina Jeszcze młoda’, where one can find mostly my own compositions, but not only. If you want to learn more about my album, visit the ‘Album’ (Polish: płyta) webpage.
CEO & Founder of MK Business Link
Małgorzata graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Management Administration at the University of Gdańsk. Certified tax consultant.
She brings in-depth experience holding Senior Management positions in consulting (Arthur Andersen Poland and Ernst & Young Poland) and financial institutions (PZU Group Poland, KBC Group Belgium).
Working in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi for several years, she has been able to build and sustain numerous relations on the wide-range of levels (including public and private investment bodies and authorities).
As an entrepreneur, she has introduced several Polish companies to the UAE market and attracted some of the UAE investors to the Polish investment opportunities. Living in the Emirates, she gained many friends there and fell in love with the country, its people and its culture.
Her experience and achievements in the Polish – Emirati relations were confirmed by many recommendations, among others the recommendation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the UAE and the Spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to UAE.
Founder of "Black Swan Fund"
A graduate from Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University, a graduate from MBA Programme Copernic programme in Paris (Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, College des Ingenieurs, Ecole de Mines de Paris).
She acquired her professional experience in L’Oreal, going through different levels of her professional carrier up to the position of CEO of La Roche Posay and Business Development and Medical Relation Manager of L’Oreal Poland.
Currently, the Vice-president of the Board of Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund, co-creator and animator of Entrepreneurial Women’s Network – a platform allowing women entrepreneurs for knowledge and experience exchange and establishment of business contacts, co-creator of an acceleration programme called ‘Business in Women’s Hands’ and Mentor’s Club at the Entrepreneurial Women’s Network and the founder of Black Swan Fund.
CEO "A & Lupa International"
Agnieszka Luba possesses many years of international experience in sales, marketing and recruitment. Currently, she is the owner of a recruitment company called ‘A & Lupa International’. The areas of specialization are high-level management positions in CEE and EMEA. Earlier, she worked in an international recruitment company called CEE Manager Logistics & Retail.
During her 10-year long stay in Canada, she worked as f.in. Marketing Manager Europe for private language schools. She dealt with creation of agency networks, marketing and participated in fairs (CEC, ICEF) in cooperation with diplomatic missions.
She is a graduate from Business College Vancouver, BC, Business Administration (Sales & Marketing Diploma). She participated in psychology courses at Langara University College of University of British Columbia, continued in SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.
She is an active member of Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She participates in international conferences for networking, recruitment and education.
She is involved in projects for creation of good relations, improvement of customer service quality and social responsibility and professional ethics.
In her private life, she is a huge fan of tennis and horse riding.
President of "Ponad Wszystko"Foundation
She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Marii Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, postgraduate studies - Public Relations and Human Resource Management at the University of Warsaw. She gained her professional experience in the HR departments of great distribution networks (Geant Polska) and international logistics operator (Polzug Intermodal Polska). She currently runs her foundation, called: Fundacja Ponad Wszystko. Its statutory purpose is to support people at risk of social exclusion. In 2016, the Foundation directed its assistance primarily to single parents to enable them to return to the labor market or start their own business. In 2017, the Foundation is devoted, by and large, to help and support parents and careers of children with autism spectrum. Based on a study conducted among the parents, the Foundation has developed a comprehensive family support program. Children are provided with psychological care and participate in neurofeedback therapy. Their parents are encouraged to attend support group meetings. Additionally, workshops and coaching sessions are conducted. The Foundation provides psychological support and support of specialists from various forms of rehabilitation of children with autism spectrum.
Founder and Managing Partner of ‘Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni’
Founder and Managing Partner of ‘Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni’ Chancellery of Izabella Żyglicka and Partners Ltd. Since 1996, she conducts legal service of corporate clients from such branches as: capital market law, economic law, companies law, mergers and takeovers and negotiations and mediations.
She also deals with the issue of capital markets, financial instruments and legal aspects of restructuring processes, also in medical industry. She possesses the Authorized Advisor Certificate No 3 of the New Connect Stock Exchange market.
Legal-business and corporate advisor of many economic entities.
She is esteemed by her clients for effectiveness, toughness of character, substantive approach, creativity and involvement in the case.
Specialist for coherent legal service of enterprises, who supplements her knowledge and experience with so-called ‘soft skills’ confirmed by a distinction at her post-degree studies at the Academy of Leadership Psychology at the Warsaw University of Technology.
CEO of Absolut Dimension
Anna Długołęcka - a graduate of Faculty of Management (FoM), University of Warsaw and Management Postgraduate Studies at Leon Koźmiński Academy. Fashion brand founder and CEO of Absolut Dimension. Initiator of Polish Businesswomen Congress and creator of the "Absolute Woman" programme. Experienced manager, opera director, stage designer, fashion designer, lecturer. Author of the book "Poza granice ograniczeń"(
Co-author of "Kobieta w Chmurze" (eng. 'Woman in Cloud') Business Networking Club
Position: Co-author of "Kobieta w Chmurze" (eng. 'Woman in Cloud') Business Networking Club and the website: www.kobietawchmurze.pl, Multimedia expert
Małgorzata Siarkiewicz is an engineer with a degree in mathematics. She graduated from the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology at Wrocław University of Technology. She studied also philosophy and she graduated from the Secondary Music School
Perennial businesswoman managing company and realizing a wide range of strategies for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Multimedia.
Member of many socio-economic committees, including: Council of the Lower Silesian Lodge Business Centre Club, Dialogue Committee, Commercialization Team of the Lower Silesian Business Council and Science (DRPiN).
She took part in numerous Polish and international businesswomen organisations. Co-founder of The European Forum For Owners of Companies (EFWF).
Manager at Integrity Media Group, the group of companies implementing strategies related to New Media.
Her motto is Goethe's thought: "If you want to do something, then do it."
Editor of “Kwintesencja Polska” Journal
She graduated from the Silesian Medical Academy. Currently an academic teacher the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the Medical University of Warsaw. She conducts practical exercises and lectures for students, courses for physicians within the framework of postgraduate studies, numerous lectures at the invitation in Poland and abroad. Author of many publications in Polish and foreign professional journals. Since 2014 she has been an editor of the Polish magazine Quintessence. Since 1993 she has been private dental apprenticeship specializing in endodontic treatment under a microscope as well as aesthetic dentistry. At the same time she is a poet and a writer. She has published two volumes of poetry, now she is working on stories. She implements projects with other fields of art (poems inspired by painting, photography, music).
Scala Sancta vocal band co-founder
She is a conductor and co-founder of Scala Sancta vocal band. Piano accompanist. She graduated from The Music Academy in Cracow - the piano class. Winner of many prestigious awards in national and international choral competitions. Judge at the World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model 'Aeromusicals'.
Accompanist and Chorister in the choir of Polish Radio in Cracow and member of the Crakow Chamber Choir. She cooperated with the soloists of the Cracow Opera. After graduation, she continued her further education in the USA. She received two scholarships at the University of Northern Illinois, where she completed her postgraduate M.A. studies - Piano Accompaniment and Choral Conducting profile.
Conductor and coworker of many symphony orchestras and choirs. Since 2004, she has cooperated with Bemowo Culture Centre where she has coordinated an independent piano class. She is an accompanist in clarinet and violin class in a music school.
Painting and architecture passionate. Tennis and gardening lover.
President of DPM Sp. z o.o.
Founder, shareholder and president of DPM Sp. z o.o. Master of Economics, she graduated from postgraduate studies - Human Resources Management at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, a graduate of MBA Franklin University Wrocław. In 1998, she founded DPM Sp. z o.o. specializing in recruitment for senior and middle management positions in companies.
She has been related to labor market issues for 21 years, coordinating and actively conducting recruitment projects and selection of staff from Executive Search. Partner in aspects of Human Resources Management for Clients from Poland. Co-organizes and co-operates projects in the area of individual consulting including individual and group outplacement projects. Creator of mobile outplacement.
Author of numerous articles in the field of human resources management (HRM), lecturer of the Higher Business School in Dąbrowa Górnicza. Active member of the Family Business Initiative - Vice President of the Silesian Family Business Initiative. Member of the Class Ladies Foundation Program Board. Her life priorities are family, travel and a good book. She has passion for cultural differences.
President of the Board of Class Ladies Foundation
She is responsible for statutory tasks conducting of Class Ladies Foundation. She prepares and implements operation strategies, builds relations with business partners and cooperating institutions. She directly coordinates the tasks of the Foundation’s Program Board. She has a 16-year experience in sale structures management in financial institutions.
She takes care of high effectiveness of actions in managed units, in dispersed structure as well. She attaches huge attention towards quality management and successfully trains sales teams.
She cooperates with the University of Economics in Katowice and with IPMA Poland. She specializes in negotiations, image creation and development of nonverbal communication, ‘body language’ in business in particular.
Thanks to natural interpersonal skills, she creates firm business relations. She is the author of a diploma thesis on nonverbal communication and many publications on effectiveness of body language in processes of self-presentation, negotiations, sale and brand creation. She is also a lecturer of the College of Business.
In 2016, she was a laureate of a plebiscite for 50 most influential women of Silesia – organized by Dziennik Zachodni. She likes people and actively participates in conferences, congresses, seminars and business meetings – a speaker and panelist of business sessions of the European Congress for Small and Medium Enterprises and EEC.
In December 2016, she was nominated to the ‘Kobieta Charyzmatyczna’ award (WhyStory editorial team, Gazeta Wyborcza and Radio Kolor – the patronage of the Warsaw School of Economics and International Coach Federation).
Founder and the President of the international association, “Bank of Social Initiatives.”
Joanna Janczycka graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. She completed postgraduate studies in negotiation and other alternate dispute resolutions at the University of Warsaw. She completed her doctoral studies at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Institute of Political Science. She was involved in the internal audit of the public finances sector at the University of Economics and Computer Science in Warsaw, and also has a postgraduate degree from the First School of Ombudsmen for Equal Treatment, supported by the Ombudsman for Civic Rights in Poland.
She has been an employee of the Agency of Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA) since 2002, and an advisor to the President of the ARMA since 2007. The scope of her tasks includes conducting projects at a level of strategic importance for the Agency; preparing analyses and reports containing solution proposals for the chosen areas of the ARMA; issuing opinions about the drafts of ordinances, decisions and internal regulations; collaborating with the controlling state bodies, and also with law enforcement and administrations of justice.
She is the chairwoman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Employees of Public Institutions, including, among others, the Trade Union of the Employees of the Agricultural Agencies and Institutions. She is also the chairwoman of the Trade Union of the Employees of the Agency of Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture – the largest trade union organization in the ARMA, having its structures in every county in the territory of the Republic of Poland. She is a member of the Central Management Board of the Forum of Trade Unions.
She is the founder and the President of the international association, “Bank of Social Initiatives.” The association works to support rural areas by promoting a positive image of the countryside and the importance of agriculture in society; facilitating farmers’ access to services; promoting the conservation of natural resources in rural areas; and contributing to an increase in the profitability and attractiveness of production and services in a household.
Through her many experiences in the professional world, Joanna has developed excellent analytical and communication skills. She often works in groups, and succeeds in high pressure environments. She is a member of the Working Group for the National Network of Rural Areas of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Medical Director of the Hospital in Opatów
Educated physician in vascular surgeon specialty. For two years the Medical Director of the Hospital in Opatów. In March 2017, in Entrepreneurial Women 2016, Świętokrzyskie Voivodship she was elected as a Businesswoman of Opatów and took the 7th place in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodship. Previously, she was deputy head of the vascular surgery department at provincial hospital in Kielce.
She acquired a comprehensive education in Poland and abroad. As a first student of the medical faculty of the Medical Academy, she graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry with the same title of medicine doctor and dentist. During medical studies she attended sculpture classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, becoming the first vascular surgeon from Poland, she passed the exam in front of the European commission. She was entitled Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery. She completed her Masters degree in Endovascular Technology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Master in Endovascular Techniques). Author of numerous publications and presentations at congresses in Poland and in the world.
For the first time in the history of the Congress of the Association of Polish Surgeons, she organized a scientific session "Women in Surgery", which was attended by Janet Walls of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Founder own firm, designer of unique ELLA K jewelry
Elżbieta Klemensowicz, born in Białystok in 1964. A graduate of the Białystok’s Faculty of Musical Education of Fryderyk Chopin’s Academy of Music in Warsaw.
In years 1988-1990, she worked as a choir conductor of the Białystok University of Technology and as an extra in Aleksander Węgierko’s Drama Theatre in Białystok in 3 plays: ‘Krakowiacy i Górale” by W. Bogusławski, “Operetka” by W. Gombrowicz and “Koledzy” by A. Strindberg, for which she designed costumes.
She created her first jewellery creation at the age of 17, under the influence of her uncle who was a sculptor.
She moved to Paris in 1992. In years 1994-1998, she studied singing in the La Courneuve Conservatory near Paris, but she did not refrain jewellery making, which became her passion and way for a living. She sold her first works in Montmartre to artists, and later – on modern art showrooms. In 2002, she established business and since then, she is creating her works under the nickname: ELLA K, cooperates with boutiques in Paris, Mauritius, Venice, Lebanon, exhibits her works in art galleries in Poland, Sweden, USA and participates in fashion shows, creating collections for designers (Izabela Łapińska, Christophe Guillarme, Christian Lacroix, Chanel).
She lives in Paris with her 10-year-old daughter, Alice.
President at EUforYOU S.A
Ambassador of Women Entrepreneurship. Winner of Entrepreneurship Mazowiecki Laurel 2016 in the category of "Promotion of Polish Science and Business" (under the patronage of the Ministry of Development, PARP, and Marshal of Mazovian Voivodeship, Mayor of Warsaw, KIG, WIG and representatives of science and business)
Winner of MULICULTURE LEADER 2017 (the Institute for Global Change prize and the Embassy of India for promoting international cooperation). In order to meet our clients' expectations she set up an undertaking together with a group of qualified experts to support Polish entrepreneurship and improve Our position on global markets. She has many years of experience in the area of strategic consulting, investment and subsidies (all national and EU subsidies).
Assuming that people set up companies and are their main value, our mission is to strengthen our entrepreneurs and their businesses. As Women's Entrepreneurship Ambassador I make every effort to help women, and entrepreneurs in general, live and work better.
A girl from Podkarpacie, psycho-educator of creativity, business coach, life & business coach, international program "Odyssey of the Mind" trainer, author of the book: "Uwolnij ptaka" (eng. ‘Release a Bird'*) distinguished in popularity contest- a book of the year 2016, co-author of three books in the field of personal development and creativity. She is a collector of success of her customers, lecturer, author of articles, speaker and panelist at scientific conferences. Invited by the media as an expert. She has completed a series of interviews about the change on YOU TUBE channel entitled 'Coach Café'. Since 2015, she has run her own show, interactive and motivating for women, "Uwolnij ptaka" (eng. ‘Release a Bird'*). Since then, several hundreds of women have participated in the show in many Polish cities, as well as in Paris, London and Dublin.
She runs her own training company. She graduated from MATRIK Management Coaching School, Coach School of SET Academy, postgraduate studies in Social Psychology in Organization of Development Management. She conducts workshops and trainings in personal development, managerial skills, customer service, change management, communication, creativity and creative thinking.
Highly appreciated by the participants of the training and appreciated for their extensive experience, high quality content, energy and optimism. As a trainer, she supports organizations in faster achieving better business results by "inspiring" them through developing managerial skills and increasing the effectiveness of teams. As a coach, she accompanies young entrepreneurs in their businesses.
She inspires to achieve a higher level of business creativity and financial stabilization. She supports managers in developing their key qualifications. She is a life enthusiast. For many years she has helped people change their lives for the better. Her difficult life experiences have made people even more powerful and effective through making changes in their personal and professional lives. Her mission is to support people in discovering their inner potential and motivation. She helps clients with achieving personal and professional success through coaching, training and workshops. She 'releases birds' professionally.
Founder and president of Lady Business Club
Emilia Bartosiewicz – founder and president of Lady Business Club – the first national business club for female enterprise owners in Poland. Expert in creation of personal brand in the web. Managing Director in Business Unlimited. Director of www.ladybusiness.pl website. She co-creates ‘Akademia Marki z Klasą’.
She works with entrepreneurs on effective increase of their recognition in the Internet for 6 years. She participated in personal brand image change in web in more than 200 cases of female company owners in Poland, taking part in creation of their public profiles. She advises in selection of proper social media channels and tools increasing appearance of an entrepreneur in the web, effective PR campaigns and gives her counsel in terms of Internet websites content and creation of individual profiles. She changes anonymity to recognition.
In 2012, she was placed among 100 Women Enterprise Ambassadors, representing businesswomen in Poland. In 2013, she received a distinction in ‘Pozytywista Roku’ contest in ‘Vision and leadership’ category which was organised by Wokulski Regional Enterprise Incubator Foundation.
Her motto is: ‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.’ – Steve Jobs.
Regional Sales Director at Winncom Technologies.
Lawyer by education. She graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration - University of Warsaw and Business Administration Department at George Brown’s College, Toronto.
For 21 years she was associated with Motorola, where she held various managerial positions. Initially she was responsible for sales of the following: CDMA / GSM infrastructure, wireless broadband technologies providing Internet access, first in Poland then in Central Europe, and the CIS countries (former Soviet Union countries).
Since August 2016 she has worked as Regional Sales Director at Winncom Technologies. Responsible for 23 countries where she sells wireless broadband technologies and high quality IT equipment. Previously with Motorola, and now with Winncom Technologies, she has implemented, and still continues to implement, a number of interesting anti-digital rural projects and Smart City projects in its Region. Some of them are: Project of providing internet to 1500 schools and universities in Albania, to 950 schools and universities in Macedonia and to 250 schools and universities in Montenegro; The project of providing internet access to 874 libraries in Latvia, Smart City Projects in Belgrade, Varazdini, Dubrovnik (Croatia), Sarajevo and Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina), as well as more than 100 projects which main objective is to eliminate digital exclusion financed by EU funds. Additionally, she works as a social worker in the Chopin Foundation in Chicago. The said Foundation attempts to raise a monument of Chopin from Warsaw in beautiful Grant Garden in Chicago.
She has lived in North America (Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and since 1995 in Chicago again) since 1985 - she has been living and working in two continents for 32 years.
Owner of the "Public Relation"
A Lower Silesian, a graduate from the University of Wroclaw and post-degree studies on enterprise management at Wroclaw University of Economics and Public Relations at Polish-American Study of Social Communication in Organization and Management by Wroclaw University of Technology and Central Connecticut State University.
For more than 20 years, she was connected with the media. She co-created TVL in Lublin, which she next managed by performing the functions of director and the president of the board. She was a TV journalist specialized in political and economic topics and the author of many programs, reports and films. For seven years, she was responsible for activity of four local private TV stations.
Currently, she is an entrepreneur and the owner of Public Relations company. She deals with advertisement activities, film productions and organization of events. Director of ‘Aktywność Kobiet’ Association in Wroclaw.
Mother of Michał, a student of Wroclaw’s Academy of Physical Education and sport journalist of ‘Gazeta Wrocławska’.
Her hobby is sea sailing
Jagiellonian University Graduate
President of the Cluster World, which is the organizer of the Cluster World Cluster Congress. Program POLAND 3.0 coordinator – the biggest cluster project in Europe.The portfolio design POLAND 3.0 include Polish restore the navigability of the rivers and the construction of the largest in Europe, the International Logistics Center Gorzyczki – Věřňovice, combined with the New Silk Road.
Member of the Board of the National Cluster Innovative Enterprises. Vice President of the board of Polish American Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the Presidium of the Academy of the Polish Craft. Vice- President of the Cluster Upper Vistula. Angelika Jarosławska is a Women Entrepreneurship Ambassador of the International Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.
A graduate of the Jagiellonian University. In Krakow’s Alma Mater she studied international economics and business management, then Applied Economic Sciences. She completed a course on IE SE Business School. She has participated in numerous lectures related to the clustering idea, innovation, competitiveness and business workshops in European Academy of Clustering. During studies she was associated with the Krakow branch of TVP, where she worked as a TV presenter. She completed a course for TVP experienced journalists, specializing in news journalism. Co-organizer and spokesman on Cluster World Congress I. She conducted a number of television interviews with the subject matter of economics, international cooperation of clusters, cluster initiatives economics, macro and micro economics around cooperative relations. She co-created and co-ordinates the work of the clusters that are under the umbrella of the National Cluster of Innovative Enterprises.
President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors ’ Association.
President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors ’ Association.
Ambassador of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Poland.
Appointed by the European Commission for the European Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Network, she established a foundation in Poland which promotes entrepreneurship among women. The inventor of Polish Women’s Entrepreneurship Network of Ambassadors project, inspired by the initiative of the European Commission, which in 2009 created the European Network for Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.
Founder and President of the Board of Federation of ‘The Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors’ Association, which is a natural continuator of the earlier project called ‘Polish Women’s Entrepreneurship Network of Ambassadors’.
As the Polish Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, she is a member of an international team called ‘Women’s Entrepreneurship Day World Ambassadors’.
She is a member of Lions Club International Association (LCI), one of the largest organisations of volunteers in the world. For social activity on international arena, she received the title of Ambassador of Goodwill of Lions Club International.
A graduate from The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) financed by the U.S. Department of State.
She is a member of the Fraternity of the Bronze Knights and possesses a prestigious title of Knight of the Fraternity.
Co-founder of the Club of Entrepreneurs and Experts operating within the National Management of Polish Economic Society.
A graduate from the University of Economics in Wrocław. She performed a number of functions in public administration, she managed over large teams in international corporations. Since 2003, she is the owner of an advisory company called ‘Economic Promotion Agency’ (Polish: Agencja Promocji Gospodarczej), specialised in investment financing obtainment from the EU funds.
For her professional, social and charity activities, she was presented with many distinctions (f. in. the Golden Laurel for Skill and Competence, honorary badge ‘for contribution for the Opole Voivodship’, Opole Business Centre Club Lounge ‘Entrepreneur for Children’ award, medal of the 25th Anniversary of the National Chamber of Commerce).
Married to Leszek, whom she met at her studies. The mother of Mariusz and his wife Kasia and Łukasz and his wife Marysia, gradmother of Michał, Majeczka and Laura.
Owner of Press Agency Publishing and I.D.Media agency.
A graduate of Journalism at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków (UPJPII) and PhD studies at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (UKSW) in Warsaw,
The publisher and editor-in chief of the prestigious Imperium Kobiet, Law Business Quality. Owner of PR Agenc, I.D. Media,
Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassador, winner of Kobiecy Biznes 2014 (eng. Female Business 2014) and Female of the Year Award in 2015 in the contest organized by MTV24, Malopolska.
For 11 years, she has successfully run her own business publishing not only magazines, but also blogs and lifestyle websites. Initiator of Law Business Quality Academy – inspiring meetings for successful women.
She has been active socially and philanthropically for many years. Winner of the statuette Medialne Smoki 2013 for one of her 5 books “Ona w jego oczach. Znani mężczyźni o kobietach” (eng. ‘She in His Eyes. Famous Men About Women’). Organizer of social campaigns and charities supporting women and children. Her publishing company and PR Agency found their places in prestige album “Diamonds of Forbes 2016” In private life she is a passionate of basketball, theatre and Bieszczady Mountains lover, where she comes from. Face of M’onduniq – a cosmetic brand.
A journalist, screenwriter and director of many TV programmes, trainer
A journalist, screenwriter and director of many TV programmes. A trainer. Expert in the field of communication and image empowerment. 28 years of work experience.
A graduate from the Warsaw University, degree in Polish Philology. She finished her post-degree studies at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Warsaw, Cognitive Skills Trainer speciality.
She possesses certificates of the Polish Milton H. Ericson Institute, Vienna School of Clinical Trials, trainer-coach certificates on Transformative Approach in individual and group coaching and a diploma on whole-year therapies in broadly understood preventive medicine. She conducts training and workshops on communication, empowerment of image and motivation. She is involved in charity work with theatrical classes for children and adolescents under the worldwide project called ‘Mind Odyssey’. During her trainings, she refers to the concept of Milton Ericson’s therapies which, apart from work on resources, pay particular attention towards positive energy and inner human strength. Since the beginning of her professional carrier, she is connected with radio and TV journalism. She is an experienced cultural manager and theatrical instructor, the author of scenarios and executor of TV programmes on medicine and popular science.
Founder and The Principal of Coachów Prosperity School.
Initiator of Prosperity Coaching Method® and “360 Awarnes Idea” Expert of Nee Generation Coaching with 20 years of experience. She is philologist by education, teacher, coach, mentor, VIP & Business Coach.
Creative change passionate, Prosperity Idea Ambasador.
Director of Program Committee of ‘Wspólnota Tartak Brzózki’ Association
Since 1995, a lecturer at the following universities: University of Warsaw, the European Univeristy, Collegium Civitas, University of Białystok, University of Economics in Wrocław. She currently lectures in Vistula Academy of Finances and Busines and Warsaw School of Tourism and Recreation in Warsaw.
A graduate from the University of Warsaw; Albert’s University in Canada and Institute of Applied Linguistics at the Warsaw University. (1985-1990) Program director in private educational institutions in USA. (1990 – 1992) Quality Management Expert in Department of Special Education of California. (1992-95) Member of Team for Labour Market Strategy at the office of the Governor of California. (1995-1999) Member of Diplomatic Corps of the USA Federal Government. Accredited at the Embassy of USA in Warsaw. (1998-2001) President of Polish branch of Washington “Citizens Democracy Corps” Foundation. (1999-2008) World Bank Expert for labour market, local economic development and restructuring program for heavy industry. (1999-2008) President of American Bistro Poland, a hospitality-restaurant company.
Presenter of many international conferences. Author and co-author of numerous publications and articles on labour market problems, education, management and social-economic changes. A frequent guest of social-economic publishing programs in TV and radio programs. A laureate of many awards, including: ‘For participation in creation of economic and cultural bonds between California and Poland’ (1994) granted by the Polish Government, Award of Minister of Labour and Social Policy ‘For support and achievements in creation of national labour offices in Poland’ (1997). Award of the Secretary of the USA’s Federal Government ‘For distinguishing achievements in terms of implementation of restructuring programs for labour market’ (1998); International Labour Experts Organisation’s Award (IPES, 1994). (1992-1984) Editor of monthly publication of ‘Rozmaitości Polonijne’, Edmonton, Canada. (1982-83), host of the program in Polish TV station in Edmonton. An anchorperson, authoer and translator of many scientific publications, prose, poetry and lyrics. Director of Program Committee of ‘Wspólnota Tartak Brzózki’ Association. Advisor of EMKA S.A.’s Management Board. Independent consultant in terms of management, creation of development strategies and economic cooperation with foreign entities for SMEs.
“Black Swan Fund” Founder
Economic Cyberneticist and IT specialist, a graduate of MBA Programme Copernic in Paris (Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, College des Ingenieurs, Ecole de Mines de Paris).
She has 20 years of experience in communication, advertising, PR and CSR branch. She managed partnerships within business and communicative coaching (between 2010-2012 she worked as General Manager Goodbrand, between 2003-2010 she was Managing Partner Headlines Porter Novelli).
Currently she works as a Chairwoman of Women in Business and Enterprise Development Programmes, initiator and animator of Businesswomen Network – a platform enabling entrepreneurs exchanging knowledge, experience and establishing business.
President of the Foundation for Women's Entrepreneurship and founder of Black Swan Fund.
Owner of the "Beauty Essence Clinic"
Monika Zdziarska-Alicka is a graduate of the Economics Faculty of the University of Szczecin, specializing in Economic Cybernetics and Computer Sciences. She worked in the banking sector for the first years of her career. After completing postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance of Corporates and obtaining a Certificate of Finance Minister, she worked as a Chief Accountant in capital companies, mainly with foreign capital.
Currently she runs her own business ventures, which is primarily the Beauty Essence Clinic specializing in providing the highest quality cosmetic and aesthetic medicine services.
However, the latest projects and business interests also concern the real estate market.
President of the Management Board Ascendant Business Solutions Sp.z o.o
Lawyer by education, she graduated from Executive MBA Programme at Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw.
Human Resources Management Consultant.
She has more than 15 years of experience in consulting industry in international projects implementation in the following industries: banking, FMCG, trade and distribution, automotive, fuel, utilities, insurance, universities and telecommunications.
Currently, a President of the Management Board Ascendant Business Solutions. Her greatest passions are sailing and golf.
Founder and CEO of Heyka Capital Markets Group
Strategic thinker with rigorous attention to execution and broad industry experience conducting business across cultures, technological disruptions and economic cycles. Effectively structures transactions using financial products tailored to changing micro requirements and macro conditions. With high-level corporate and capital markets contacts, in-depth knowledge, exceptional cross-cultural empathy andsuperb negotiating skills, Anna provides clients and portfolio companies with comprehensive support in accessing and leveraging emerging trends.
Advises the President of Poland, Ministry of Economy, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Polish Development Bank, World Bank and European Commission on Innovation. Expert of National R&D Center, Polish Entrepreneurship Development Agency and Lewiatan Employers’ Association. Member of Program Council of National Entrepreneurship Program and Jagiellonian University (no 1 in Poland). Member of Polish Directors’ Institute.
Business angel, investment banker (Salomon Brothers, Security Pacific) and General Securities Principal in NY. Commercial banker (JPMorgan Chase) in Madrid. Board member of companies in Poland and USA. Serial entrepreneur (investment bank, broker, Buyout, Growth and VC funds plus FMCG companies).
Investment Committee member of the Warsaw University Technology Transfer Center. Juror of the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Europe Awards and Brief's 50 Most Creative in Business. Lecturer for Polish Science Academy, universities and business angel associations. Frequent speaker at conferences such as World Economic Forum, Institute for International Research, Shell Global Solutions, Euromoney, Patent Office, Unquote”, Marcus Evans, CEE Private Equity, ITC Summit, TMT Buyouts, Mediarun, BGK, KFK, Explory, Wolves Summit, InfoShare. Author of articles, including International Economy, National Review, Saudi Gazette, Al Iktissad Wal Aamal, Gazeta Bankowa, Rzeczpospolita, Wprost, plus preface to Jeffrey A. Harris’s “Transformative Entrepreneurs” and a reviewer of "Start-up Evolution Curve, from Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business" by Donatas Jonikas.
Since 1990 in rapidly changing market conditions, Heyka Capital Markets Group (HCM) enables businesses to accelerate growth and scale globally (international contacts), improve liquidity (management accounting, cash conversion cycle supervision, financing), strengthen corporate culture (corporate governance, best practices), boost productivity (option plans and incentive programs), and increase flexibility (global market research, tracking and predicting trends). HCM focuses on acquisitions, mergers and disposals of companies providing clients with various forms of financing from equity, mezzanine to senior debt and derivatives. It offers strategic advisory, board participation to coaching.
Deputy Director at AmCham
Marzena is Deputy Director at AmCham. She has been professionally involved in AmCham activity for 20 years. AmCham is a non-profit and non-governmental organization connecting above 300 the greatest American companies running their business in Poland. They hire above 200 thousands of people and invested above PLN 120 bln . Marzena supports promoting American investments and businesses in Poland through organizing debates and conferences concerning current topics including economy which is a key point in business environment. Marzena graduated from University of Warsaw.