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 . 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.


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

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.
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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. ( 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.

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