• International Mentoring

    Achieve your goals and boost your career with PWN’s International Mentoring Program!

    PWN Warsaw has initiated an International Mentoring Program. The goal is to launch a global pool of international mentors to be available for all members (women and men) across the PWN Global network.

     

    President of PWN Warsaw, Jowita Bukowinska idea behind the initiative was twofold: "We volunteered to start the program for two reasons: to leverage potential which we have as a global network and to address the needs of our members in development of their international careers".

    If you plan to develop your career and benefit from the experience of international mentors this program is for you!

    Why International Mentoring?

    The International Mentoring Program (IMP) supports global managers and future leaders in their career development with a focus on international actions and global markets. 

    Mentees will have an opportunity to be paired with mentors from a different economic, social and cultural environment. This will allow mentors and mentees to move out of their comfort zones and look at their professional goals from a completely different perspective. 

     Our International Mentoring Program:

    • will be complementary to PWN city networks’ local mentoring programs 
    • will promote values and best practices among members with diverse professional backgrounds
    • will leverage talents and opportunities throughout the network.

    Launch and Details

    The program launch took place on January 4, 2017 supported by two guest speakers and international mentors: Bozena Lesniewska, Board Member of Orange Polska and Dr Dayner Azzellino, Action Group Business Director.

    The program will run with quarterly recruitment drives, with cut off dates in 2017, of: 

    • 15 March 2017 pilot
    • 15 June
    • 15 September
    • 15 December

     

    More information about the international mentors will be provided on the PWN Global web site in due course and overall patronage for the program is provided by Lorraine Tilbury, VP Mentoring PWN Global, who says: "I'm delighted to see this "grass-roots" initiative take off! And there is no better place to coordinate this new adventure in PWN Mentoring than from Warsaw, a city that has seen tremendous change with a strong global focus. I'm confident that the dynamic leaders of PWN Warsaw will make this a great success and I'm very proud to support their international mentoring program."

    If you would like to find out more about being an international mentor or you want to participate in the program please contact us: mentoring@pwnwarsaw. pl

    Cross the borders and boost your career!

     

     

     

     

     

    We have a great pleasure to announce launch of Mentoring Programs led by PWN Warsaw.

    Our special guests were Bożena Leśniewska (Orange VP, PWN Warsaw mentor) and Dr. Dayner Azzellino (Action Europe Business Director, PWN Copenhagen mentor).

    Bożena shared with us very personal thoughts about her life and business experience, power of mentoring, discovering the value in everything we do. Her message was: “Be yourself, because only then your do not have competition”.

    Dayner charmed us with her warmth and enthusiasm, gave us practical guidelines for mentors and mentees describing the benefits of international cooperation resulting from the impact of goals and values ​​of individuals coming from a different cultural background. “Listen, do not assume” was her message.

    Launch meeting for Local Program will take place on February 8th, 2017.

    Recruitment for international and local editions is OPEN. If you are interested in being a part of our unique projects as a mentor or a mentee, contact us on  mentornig@pwnwarsaw.pl . We are waiting for your application. Application forms available here:

    Mentee Application
    Mentor proposal

     

    International Mentors

     

    Sheila Gemin
    PWN Amsterdam

    Founder and Head Coach at How to become an Athlete Founder and Director at The Cycling Academy Starting as a management consultant for Capgemini Ernst & Young she later moved into recruiting and executive development. Currently, she is an independent leadership coach at Nyenrode Business University. Besides that, she is the founder and chairman of The Cycling Academy a foundation aiming at training and coaching amateur endurance athletes working from 6 locations in The Netherlands. She is also an expert in transforming recreational sport enthusiastic into passionate athletes, balancing demanding careers, family life and athletic goals. Professionally she thrives on connecting and developing people. In her opinion, successful organizations are built on vision, perseverance, mutual trust and collaboration. She has been successful in building high-performance teams in professional and athletic environments. As part of her professional interests, she is conducting a research on the correlation between sport background of leaders and the performance of their organizations.

     

    Magdalena Abramczyk
    Enterpreneur and Coach


    Magdalena is an experienced manager with 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She worked in positions of Managing Director, managed more than 100 players teams, responsible for and worked in international projects. She participated in the creation of startups such as Expander (intermediary in the sale of financial products, credit, insurance and investment, the pioneer of online sales) and Xelion. Financial Advisors. Magdalena is an economist, has a degree in School of Economics majoring in Economic Cybernetics and Informatics, two postgraduate programs at the University of Social Psychology: Practical Social Psychology and Coaching, Management Program at Harvard Business School and an annual international program T. Harv Eker Quantum Leap to Success Resources. She is also a mentor in the PWC Startup Colider by PWC. For three years, not tied to any institution. She runs his own projects with coaching, personal development and finance.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenaabramczyk/
    http://www.pwc.pl/en/startupcollider/mentors.html

     

    Dayner Azzelino
    PWN Copenhagen
    ACTION EUROPE, Business Director

    Dr. Dayner Azzellino is a Business Director at Action Europe and has worked and studied in Europe, US and the Caribbean. She holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University (USA) and an MBA from University of Liverpool (UK). She has managed multi-national marketing portfolios with brand building campaigns spanning 21 countries and she is an experienced marketing strategist who seeks always to collaborate on truly sustainable, fitting solutions for marketing challenges.  Dayner is the published author of three books on Sustainable Business Strategy; Brand Elements influencing Female Consumers; and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has served as a mentor in PWN Milan, Barcelona and Copenhagen associations.

     

    Robert Baker
    PWN London
    MERCER, Senior Partner

    Senior Partner and Global Client Director at Mercer, a major global human resources consulting firm. Responsible for maintaining and developing Mercer’s relationships with a number of key global clients across all lines of business and all geographies. He has a strong interest in diversity and inclusion and is a member of the steering committees for Mercer’s Women’s Networks for the European Region. He is also a member of Mercer’s UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Vice President on the Federation Board of the PWN Global. In this role he is focused on engaging men to support gender equality, at work, at home and in all aspects of life. He has been active in mentoring women through PWN London and is also in the process of being reverse mentored by a woman within Mercer. Most recently he spoke at the Women in Media Conference in Brussels in October 2016 on whether and how men can be feminists.

    Delphine Macquet
    PWN Stockholm
    CROSSROADS INTELIGENCE, Founder

    Efficient business intelligence analyst with over 10 years of experience gathering, evaluating and utilizing data to improve company strategies and maximize profitability. Solid communicator and team leader, coaching diverse interdepartmental staff to develop skills in vital areas such as sales, research and data analysis. Proven abilities in process optimization and creative solutions, proactively utilizing strategic analysis to enhance productivity and assign resources effectively. „I used to work many years in the market and strategic intelligence area. I still use it for myself. This expertise leads to use information and data as actionable intel: how to communicate better, how to sell efficiently, how to work in a team as a team, how to build a plan, build marketing and communication strategies. It is also a useful help when you want to build your own company. If you apply coaching, cultural training and intelligence, you may work in any areas, industries and sectors. ”


    Bernadette Stroeder
    PWN Stocholm
    Standard & Poor’s, Editorial Lead

    Expert in change management skills, which one needs in any profession. Critical thinker and improvement champion. Financial specialist, journalist and university lecturer. She has had to reinvent herself twice after leaving a successful career in banking. She has been able to progress as a financial editor using those skills, which include setting realistic goals, and getting around obstacles to achieving them.

     

     

    Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec
    Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Director
    PWN Zagreb

    Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Zagreb School of Economics and Management where she has lectured, managed international projects and mentored hundreds of students on business plan development since 2006.
    In 2011, she began her leadership of the US Department of State funded project Invest for the Future which aims to unite women through entrepreneurship by creating collaborations to learn, network and earn both online and offline. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degreee under UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Slavica Singer at the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economy. Her thesis is centered on visualizing social entrepreneurship in Croatia. She has been on the NESsT Business Advisory Network since 2008 and held a seminar on Creativity for social entrepreneurs at the inaugural Ashoka University held at Duke University in 2011. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, she helped start up their first overseas undergraduate program in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1997.

     

    Alina Baniecka
    PWN Warsaw
    Business consultant, INTENSJA

    Open minded creative, successful, pragmatic, hands on Executive Manager. A “deal-maker” able to create win-win solutions. Possessing a proven ability to work in matrix sales organizations. Effectively teaming up with others. A self- starter with a “can-do” attitude. Working experience in management, marketing, sales and customer service in FMCG, B2B, BTC in corporations and entrepreneur organizations.
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/alina-baniecka-6323425/

     

     

    Marzena Wiszniewska
    Customer Experience and Quality Manager, Citi Handlowy
    PWN Warsaw

    Over 15 years of experience in financial services in many areas like: Customer Service, Process Management & Coordination, Trainings & Recruitment, Control, Marketing, Quality and Customer Experience. Professional Business Trainer specialized in Presentation Skills, Customer Experience and Innovations. Focused on problem solving & process excellence (Lean Black Belt). Most of all passionate about delivering remarkable experience and inspire others, especially through   inspirational and motivational speeches (she took take part in the TEDx  CitiClientExperience Event).Engaged in promoting & supporting diversity awareness – the Member of Steering Committee in CitiWomen’s Network Poland.

     

    Dr Agnieszka Wolińska-Skuza
    Director, MasConsulting
    PWN Warsaw

    Expert in strategic consulting and human capital management processes. She graduated from Warsaw School of Economics with Ph.D. in Economics, University of Westminster in London, Trinity College of London. She obtained scholarship from Stefan Batory Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation. She advises clients in the field of Strategy and Leadership Development. Currently she leads MasConsulting firm and creates and implements innovative projects, advises clients on strategy development, innovation and change management, as well as effective management of human potential. She conducts regular lectures at the Warsaw School of Economics and is a board member of PWN Global - an organisation helping people to accelerate their career and advancing in leadership.  For the last few years she has served as a Mentor. Before that, for 11 years she worked for the international consulting firm KPMG, where she was responsible for creating Human Capital Advisory in Poland and abroad (CEE and EMA regions).

     

    Ewa Turek
    HR Consultant - Novelty Consulting
    Public Speaking Expert – Innova Consulting

    For over 20 years she is present as a coach and adviser in the business world. Actively created Novelty Consulting, one of the leading consulting firms in Poland. Expert in the field of human capital development, leadership, communication. Guides and supports personal and professional development. Associated for years with the international organization of speakers and leaders - Toastmasters International. As one of the few people in Poland she received the highest title in the organization - Distinguished Toastmaster. Now supports others in development as a mentor and motivational speaker. She performed on stage at the TEDx Warsaw Women conference. As a mentor and coach helps others to prepare their presentations. She runs her own consulting company with motto - COMMUNICATION is everywhere. (www.ewaturek.com). As a coach and trainer teaches the art of communication on the stage. Supports managers and board members in preparing effective media and public appearances.

  • Warsaw Mentoring

    PWN Warsaw mentoring program is a proposal both for people who think about the change in their professional life, but they lack the support and expertise of someone more experienced and for experienced experts ready to share their knowledge with others.

    Welcome to the inauguration of the fifth edition of mentoring program run by PWN Warsaw! Under this program, we connect women with mentors who will support them in achieving the objectives. The challenges made by the participants may apply to both professional sphere and personal life, as well as the balance between them.

    You read and you think of yourself? Come meet, explore mentors, come in!
    We meet at 8 February 2017 at 18.00 at the headquarters of Orange.

    Records of the meeting: http://254322-21.evenea.pl
    Previously, you can download the application form: Mentee Application 2017

     Warsaw Mentors

     

    Katarzyna Dziedzic
    Business Process & HR Consultant, Business Coach

    She is currently playing a role of freelance HR and business consultant. In this role she is utilising her professional experience being a combination of 4 areas: HR, legal, finance and administration. Within PWN Warsaw, she is taking a part in various projects as far as education and professional carrier are concerned.
    In the past she has been associated with a pharmaceutical and medical industry, playing a role of regional HR manager, but also with a capital market working in various corporations specializing in portfolio management and private banking services. Katarzyna is graduated from economy at Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Glówna Handlowa) and labor law at Jagiellonian University. She has also completed a number of courses in Poland and abroad in the field of investment, communication, training and coaching.
    Privately she likes to travel around the world, drawing inspiration from other cultures in communication and cuisine. She is also a lecturer at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.
    „I perceive a role of mentor as a great opportunity for self-development. Having a contact with people working in different areas and various industries gives me a space for inventing to be implemented within my corporation and allows me to have better understanding of other ways of thinking. The relation mentor – mentee is bringing fruitful results for both parts and delivers many options for further development within a communication and education area. In such relation both parts can learn something, so thanks to this idea we can have additional profits both in our business and private life".
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katarzynadziedzic/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Katarzyna.Dziedzic.Trener.Coach.Mentor

     

    Anna Klimas
    HR project manager


    Anna is a consultant and certified coach with 18 years of managerial experience within Human Resources field in large international companies. She believes in great potential for building values - based company culture in which values and vision are the main drivers. She is an expert in designing learning & development strategy through defining core competences and development plans. Her other areas of expertise are leadership development, team building, interpersonal communication, change management, employees engagement and motivation. She is passionate in psychology and personal development, using Gestalt approach in working with clients.  „I will be happy to support individuals in their personal and professional development with aim to unleash their potential and stimulate growth”.
     

     

    Marcin Szóstak
    Program Director, Operational Efficiency – Orange Polska

    15+ years of leading units and programs/projects (with up to EUR 1,5 M budget) in Media & Telecommunication. Range of expertise: strategy building, change management and transformation programs, marketing communication, customer experience, social media, process efficiency, cost optimization, event and media sponsorship, B2B sales and negotiations. Extensive exposure to international working environment with ~3 years out of Poland (UK, France, Balkans). “As a mature manager, I believe I can be especially helpful for individuals who are facing international and cross-cultural endeavors, who are involved in all kind of transformation and change management projects, and those looking for partner to discuss work-life balance challenges.  I consider mentoring as a process supporting individual development, in which, sharing my experience and analyzing root causes of successes and failures I could be the catalyst of personal change.  I am looking forward to witnessing the changes and to be part of the transformation that leads to personal and professional well-being.”

     

    Magdalena Abramczyk
    Enterpreneur and Coach


    Magdalena is an experienced manager with 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She worked in positions of Managing Director, managed more than 100 players teams, responsible for and worked in international projects. She participated in the creation of startups such as Expander (intermediary in the sale of financial products, credit, insurance and investment, the pioneer of online sales) and Xelion. Financial Advisors. Magdalena is an economist, has a degree in School of Economics majoring in Economic Cybernetics and Informatics, two postgraduate programs at the University of Social Psychology: Practical Social Psychology and Coaching, Management Program at Harvard Business School and an annual international program T. Harv Eker Quantum Leap to Success Resources. She is also a mentor in the PWC Startup Colider by PWC. For three years, not tied to any institution. She runs his own projects with coaching, personal development and finance.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenaabramczyk/
    http://www.pwc.pl/en/startupcollider/mentors.html

     

    Ewa Turek
    HR Consultant, Publis Speaking Expert Novelty Consulting, Innova Consulting


    For over 20 years she is present as a coach and adviser in the business world. Actively created Novelty Consulting, one of the leading consulting firms in Poland. Expert in the field of human capital development, leadership, communication. Guides and supports personal and professional development.
    Associated for years with the international organization of speakers and leaders - Toastmasters International. As one of the few people in Poland she received the highest title in the organization - Distinguished Toastmaster. Now supports others in development as a mentor and motivational speaker. She performed on stage at the TEDx Warsaw Women conference. As a mentor and coach helps others to prepare their presentations. She runs her own consulting company with motto - COMMUNICATION is everywhere. (www.ewaturek.com). As a coach and trainer teaches the art of communication on the stage. Supports managers and board members in preparing effective media and public appearances.

     

    Alina Baniecka
    Business consultant, INTENSJA


    Open minded creative, successful, pragmatic, hands on Executive Manager. A “deal-maker” able to create win-win solutions. Possessing a proven ability to work in matrix sales organizations. Effectively teaming up with others. A self- starter with a “can-do” attitude. Working experience in management, marketing, sales and customer service in FMCG, B2B, BTC in corporations and entrepreneur organizations.
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/alina-baniecka-6323425/

     

     

     

    Krystyna Burzyńska-Kaniewska
    Psychologist – Enterpreneur, KB Doradztwo Personalne


    Psychologist, culture expert, since 1996 owner of HR consultancy firm. Lecturer at the University of  Warsaw, Faculty of Applied Linguistics. She has extensive experience in the personnel selection, organizational consulting, analysis, company culture and psychological research.
    For several years, she provides services of Personal Development, Coaching and psychological support. In her work with clients she is using knowledge of psychology and clinical psychology. In her free time she travels and supports entrepreneurial, young people leading their own companies.

     

     

     

    Magdalena Czubaszek
    PWN Warsaw Board Member
    Director IT, PwC


    Magdalena Czubaszek  is one of the co-founders and the Board Member of PWN Warsaw since 2011.
    Magdalena has over 15 years of professional experience in IT industry. She specializes in customer experience solutions, management & sales of new technologies, analytical solutions for business, Big Data and CRM.  
    She started her professional career in 2000 and gained her expertise in several companies: in Microsystems  as Marketing Manager, in Sygnity Group as a Key Account Manager, in Siemens Sp. z o. o. as a Business Sales Director.
    Currently she holds a position of Director FS in PwC. She is responsible for providing IT solution for Financial Sector (banks, insurance companies, pension funds and financial Institutions).
    She is a mentor and a certified ICC coach.
    She graduated from University Lazarski in Warsaw, in the Department of Foreign Trade and the World Economy and holds the Master Degree in economics.

     

    Katarzyna Kosicka-Polak
    Attorney-at-law, Partner , MKZ Partnerzy


    A graduate of the University of Warsaw, the Faculty of Law and Administration and the University of Panthéon - Assas Paris II, Faculty of law (2003). She finished the School of French Law, Postgraduate Studies in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Warsaw, the Faculty of Law and Administration and the DESS (droit des affaires) at the Université de Poitiers. Since 2008, participant of the Ph.D. studies at the University of Warsaw, the Faculty of Law and Administration in the field of copyright and trademarks. She specializes in administrative law, commercial law, intellectual property and advertising law and public procurement law. She has many years of experience in handling domestic and foreign business entities, including, among others, providing legal and business consultancy for members of the commercial companies’ bodies. She  participates actively in conferences intended for people holding managerial positions in commercial companies, team leaders, etc., including in the role of speaker. She has many years of experience in the implementation and management of start-ups. She engages herself actively in professional self-government of legal counsels within Warsaw Bar Association – since 2016 she has been a judge to the Disciplinary Court. Privately, horsemanship lover.


    Dorota Kosielińska
    Director, TP Teltech


    She is a manager, who effectively achieves the goals. She finds a chance for success in any situation and never gives up. She knows how to motivate yourself and the others. Constantly looking for new ideas. Her motto: “Be open to the needs and expectations. Only then can you make progress.”
    She knows how to properly model processes and manage the change. Ready to share her knowledge how to build relationships and skillfully manage a team.
    As a mother of three sons she can share her experience on a balance between professional and personal life.

     

     

     

    Marzena Wiszniewska
    Customer Experience and Quality Manager, Citi Handlowy


    Over 15 years of experience in financial services in many areas like: Customer Service, Process Management & Coordination, Trainings & Recruitment, Control, Marketing, Quality and Customer Experience. Professional Business Trainer specialized in Presentation Skills, Customer Experience and Innovations. Focused on problem solving & process excellence (Lean Black Belt).
    Most of all passionate about delivering remarkable experience and inspire others, especially through   inspirational and motivational speeches (she took take part in the TEDx CitiClientExperience Event).
    Engaged in promoting & supporting diversity awareness – the Member of Steering Committee in CitiWomen’s Network Poland.

     


    Anna Zaremba
    Owner, Media Plus Anna Zaremba, HR consultancy


    Manager and certified business trainer, experienced in financial sector. Successfully combines the art of training with coaching and facilitation. Supports her clients in the area of business and personal development.


     

     

     

    Katazyna Sowa-Wareluk
    Customer Insight Director
    ORANGE Polska


    Customer  insight expert with several years of practice in managing customer satisfaction surveys and customer experience. Graduate of Warsaw Uniwersity, Faculty of Management and PhD studies in Warsaw School of Economics. Certified coach, ACC level at Interational Coach Federation. „ I can say that I have achieved a lot - both in  the professional field, as well as in my private life - now it's time to share this experience and knowledge with others.“

     

     

     

    Beata Tarnowska-Kupny
    Consultant,Enterpreneur
     
    Coach, mentor, advisor, manager with experiences in sourcing, logistics/supply chain and products, including multinational corporations.
    Excellent competences of developing and implementing strategies, focus on business targets, cost reduction, results, goals, quality and standards oriented, process re-engineering, strong negotiating and motivating skills. Good analytical and planning skills.
    Creative, loyal. Experience in building and managing highly motivated, stable, effective and committed teams (between 12 – 70 people) working in the challenging business environment. Managing through competencies. Effective. Innovative.

     

    Maretha Żuakowska
    President
    The Best Job Poland


    Career management & personal branding expert. Member of the Council of The Institute of Career Management. She has more than 15 years of experience in business image consulting projects, training and marketing-image building actions. An advisor in a coherent career and business identity management area, assisting people businessmen, politicians and media leaders. Based on experience in the key areas of brand building, such as brand creation, entrepreneurship, coaching and mentoring she has created the original HumanBrand® Program, inspiring many successful people with her positive approach. She is also president and co-founder of The Best Job Poland (www.thebestjob.pl).She lectures at the best universities and colleges in Poland such as Kozminski University post graduate faculty or Szczecin University MBA Program.

     

  • Entrepreneurship

    Currently, 30% of PWN’s global member base identify themselves as Entrepreneurs. If you are one, or aspire to be one, this strand of our work can give you an excellent insight simply by introducing you to an established network of entrepreneurs. In addition to this niche networking opportunity, we can also provide you with lots of practical advice as you establish and develop your business ideas.

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