Polish American

Women's Confer­ence

Chicago, June 1


The Polish American Women’s Conference is a one day event open to the public, featuring women of Polish heritage who discuss their perspective on leadership, business, and education, as well as political and community life.

This event is full of inspirational and motivated women who share best practices about empowerment, career, personal fulfillment, and balance in life.

It will be a great opportunity to learn, share, discuss, connect and network.

Event Speakers

Amy Krymkowski

Executive Coach

Lori Hilson Cioromski

President of Essential Water Technologies

Magdalena Wrobel

Vice President and Senior Payments Product Lead for Bank of Montreal

Julia Szumny

B2B Marketing Agency

Magda Krance

Director of Media Relations

Agnieszka Bastrzyk

Secretary-Treasurer, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

Event Moderators

Margaret Ptaszynska

Anna Tukiendorf-Wilhite





  • 9:00AM

    Registration and Networking

  • 9:30 AM

    Opening Ceremony

  • 9:50 AM

    Julia Szumny How I found my way

  • 10:00 AM

    Panel #1 Sharing Succes

    Speakers: Lori Hilson Cioromski, Magda Krance

  • 11:00 AM

    Unlock the key to living out your dreams

    Workshop by Amy Krymkowski

  • 12:00 PM

    Panel #2 Modern Leadership: Mastering Influence

    Speakers: Agnieszka Bastrzyk, Magdalena Wrobel

  • 12:50 PM

    Closing Remarks


Chicago, IL

Polish Museum of America
984 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Event History

Polish people have been in Chicago for over 150 years, and they have made a significant impact on economic, political, spiritual, and cultural growth of Chicago.

In October 2016, with the cooperation of Polish Women in Business, The Polish Consulate General in Chicago, and El Centro Northeastern Illinois University, we organized the first Polish American Women’s Conference featuring nine outstanding women of Polish heritage: Judge Aurelia Pucinski, Judge Diann Marsalek, Carla Knorowski Ph.D. Abraham Lincoln Foundation, Monika Nalepa Ph.D. The University of Chicago, Lucja Mirowska-Kopec Ph.D., Dorothy Prusek Ph.D., Lucyna Migala, Maureen Pikarski, Erika Wozniak.

In 2017, the second Conference took place at the Polish Museum of America and four extraordinary women were guest speakers: Jenny Milkowski from Fox News, Dorothy Anasinski Ph.D., Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza, and Eliza Solowiej. The third Conference in 2018 brought together Karolina Marinescu Ph.D., Christina Ciecierski Ph.D., Magda Wrobel, Mary Wisniewski, Amy Krymkowski and Magdalena Fudalewicz.

We discussed topics of education, culture, confidence, involvement in political and community life, power of influence, strategies for success, and turning knowledge into practice.

This year we invited six extraordinary women who will share their vision of success and modern management.