Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in English
The three-day event gathered top female executives and entrepreneurs from both the U.S. and Poland, enabling Polish women access to American markets and insight into best practices in international business. Through a series of speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities, attendees interacted and collaborated with industry peers, thought leaders and potential investors. The “WE Power Trip” kicked off with a gala hosted by the Polish Consulate in New York on November 28, 2018 – the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Poland. The evening celebrated notable Polish and American women who had fought to secure women’s voting rights in the early 20th century, including trailblazers like Marie Sklodowska Curie, Tamara Lempicka and Helena Rubinstein, among others. The gala also recognized special guests who were champions of efforts to advance women’s rights in the workplace and throughout society, including the Secretary of State for Poland, Anna Marie Anders. CBS Special Correspondent Rita Cosby served as master of ceremonies for the program, which began at 6:00PM ET and featured two expert panels.
The “Power Trip” continued on November 29, 2018 at 5:00PM ET with a tour of the Brooklyn technology and startup scene and business meetings focused on professional development in Poland and the U.S. The events concluded on November 30, 2018 with a power breakfast at the Polish Consulate, featuring leaders from prominent women’s organizations, such as NAWBO NY. Notable WE Group attendees included Monika Zochowska, co-founder and CEO of GLOV; and Anna Ogar, CEO of Insignes Labs; Eliza Kruczkowska CIO at the Polish Development Fund; Lydia Sarfati, CEO of Sarkli-Repêchage and others. These entrepreneurs spoke to the strategic challenges facing women in business, and particularly in technology startups.
The “WE Power Trip” was made possible in partnership with MasterCard, Vital Voices, WE NYC, Williamsburg Hotel, LOT Polish Airlines, KGHM and PGE.
About Polish & American Women Entrepreneurs (WE)
Polish and American WE is a New York City- based not-for-profit organization created for women entrepreneurs from the United States and Poland. It connects and empowers female innovators, professionals and business-owners in both countries to develop their international careers and grow their businesses in Poland and the United States. This unique platform delivers visibility to various projects and initiatives, startups and businesses. Polish & American WE supports members with access to resources, educational programs, networking & mentoring opportunities in both countries and more – all to empower women, so they can grow locally and expand internationally. This makes the Polish & American WE an active contributor to the development of economic, commercial and financial relations between the United States and Poland.
/ Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York