About 2016

Polish American Women’s Conference

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

There are over a century’s worth of contributions from Poles who have made our city great. Polish women have been teachers, builders, entrepreneurs, and activists who have worked hard for their families and communities, as well as their own success.

The Polish 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.

The Polish Women’s Conference is made possible by cooperation between Northeastern Illinois University El Centro, Polish Consulate General in Chicago, Polish Women in Business, and Omnis Communications.

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.

The Conference includes four segments:

  • Confidence – what you need to know to be a leader
  • Turning passion into profit
  • Involvement in political and community life
  • Empowerment through education

Event Schedule

8:30- 9:25 Registration/ Networking

9:30 Opening Ceremony

10- 10:45 Involvement in Political and Community Life
Speakers: Aurelia Pucinski, Maureen Pikarski
Moderator: Marta Almodovar

10:45- 10:55 Break

10:55- 11:40 Empowerment Through Education
Speakers: Lucja Mirowska Kopec, Monika Nalepa
Moderator: Aneta Grzymala

11:40 – 12:50 Lunch

12:50- 1:35 Turning Passion Into Profession
Speakres: Dorothy Prusek, Lucyna Migala
Moderator: Anna Tukiendorf-Wilhite

1:35-1:45 Break

1:45- 2:40 Confidence Code – what you need to know to be a leader
Speakers: Carla Knorowski, Erika Wozniak, Diann Marsalek
Moderator: Malgorzata Ptaszynska-Kulujian

2:45 Closing remarks

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 9am- 3:30pm at Northeastern Illinois University El Centro

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