International Business Women Day: "Woman’s career in times of crisis"

  • Date 8 March 2021
  • Time 13:00 - 15:00
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International Business Women Day:

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The NPCC, together with other bilateral Chambers associated in the IGCC in Poland, have the pleasure to invite all business women to celebrate the International Women Day. 

We will discuss the currect topics related to work-life balance and the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on women in business. 

To participate in the event, please send your registration to until March 5.


12:40 - 12:55 Log in
12:55 - 13:00 Short introduction to the Hopin platform

13:00 - 13:15 Official opening and welcome speech

Part I

13:15 - 14:00 Main panel discussion: Can women keep work-life balance during Covid? The pandemic's impact on women entrepreneurs and women’s careers. 


  • Anna Wicha - Sales Director Large Clients Poland, Eastern Europe & Middle East & North Africa, Adecco Group 
  • Barbara Socha - Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Family and Social Policy 
  • Jerzy Kalinowski - Member and Founder of Together for Diversity in business initiative 
  • Joanna Matras - Deputy Director, CaixaBank
  • Martyna Marciniszyn - Europe Region eCommerce Marketing Manager, United Parcel Service (UPS)

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes

14:00 - 14:15 Q&A

Part II

14:15 – 15:00 Simultaneous panel discussions

1. Women in Tech – successes and challenges


  • Allie Knull - Founder & CEO, ResumeFree
  • Katarzyna Pąk - Head of Marketing and Communication, Ericsson
  • Małgorzata Ratajska-Grandin - Startup Program Global Leader, OVHcloud 

Moderator: Dominika Walec Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK

2. Nurturing our relationships during the coronavirus pandemic


  • Szymon Niemiec - Psychologist in Harmonia Clinic LuxMed
  • Anna Pfejfer-Buczek - Managing Partner at Transition Group 
  • Anna Schmidt – Founder, Kevin in not Alone

Moderator: Krzysztof Kalata, Praxeo Group


3. Networking – the international perspective. Exchange of experiences and best practices in supporting businesswomen between Polish, Belgian, Dutch and other experts.


Embassy representatives:

  • Wim Peeters - Deputy Head of Mission - Embassy of Belgium
  • Sanne Kaasjager - Head Economic Department - Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands



  • Trees Paelinck - General Manager, Women on Board and panelist from Dutch organization
  • Michaela Martinek – Vice-President of the BBC, BBC Business Women Club, VGD Poland
  • Lousie Beduwe - Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers 

Moderator: Pierre Detry, President of the BBC, BZen Bikes

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