Speaker


13-14 NOVEMBER 2019
WARSAW, POLAND


3000+ TALENTED WOMENT IN IT,
ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION


EXPO XXI
PRĄDZYŃSKIEGO WARSAW

Bianka Siwińska

Perspektywy Education Foundation
CEO

Summit Initiatior and Director

Dr. Bianka Siwinska is a journalist, scientist, initiator of public campaigns, executive director of Educational Foundation “Perspektywy.”  She is editor-in-chief of educational magazine Perspektywy, correspondent of University World News. She is also initiator of public campaign „Girls to Technical Schools” and Start-up Academy for female students of technical and exact sciences studies, as well as projects: “Lean in STEM,”, “IT for SHE,” “Girls Learn!”, and „New technologies for girls” scholarships (in cooperation with Intel). She is coordinator of the program “Study in Poland” conducted by the Conference of Polish Academic Rectors and the Educational Foundation “Perspektywy” and expert of World Bank in Tajikistan.

She studied at Warsaw University, Humboldt Univeristät in Berlin, and Columbia University in New York City. She conducted research in NIFU STEP in Oslo. She is an author of books: Uniwersytet ponad granicami. Internacjonalizacja szkolnictwa wyższego w Polsce i w Niemczech and Education goes global. Strategie internacjonalizacji szkolnictwa wyższego; and reports: „Kobiety na politechnikach.”. She is research coordinator of the report „Potencjał kobiet dla branży technologicznej” (with Siemens). She is research and science editor for the books in the series “Czas Internacjonalizacji.”

Laureates of Awards:

  • Title of Businesswoman of 2015 – for supporting women in STEM
  • Woman of the Mazovia Region 2016
  • Nominated to the title Woman Showing Solidarity 2016 by monthly SENS

Special guests & Speakers

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

Mariya Ivanova Gabriel is committed to increasing women’s participation in the digital sector and to create awareness of gender imbalance in panels.

She studied in Bulgarian and French languages at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". She continued her studies at the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in Bordeaux (France), where she studied International Relations, History of the European Institutions, Political Sociology and Comparative Politics. In 2003 she obtained her Master’s degree in ‘Comparative Politics and International Relations’ from the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

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Jadwiga Emilewicz

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology

Wanda Buk

Deputy Minister of Digitalisation