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Alicja Resich

Honorary member of the Foundation’s Program Council.  TV and radio journalist. Columnist, author of satirical texts and the autobiographical book “Tales of radio and television. Alice on the other side of the mirror ”. Producer and author of television programs, including the first talk show in Poland, “Evening with Alice”. She specializes in interviews with outstanding and recognized representatives of the world of film, literature, science, art and sport. From the very beginning, she has been associated with TVP, for four years with Telewizja Polsat, where she produces her original program “In the Close Plan”. A graduate of the Faculty of English at the University of Warsaw, an admirer of Emily Dickinson and Ewa Lipska poetry.

Olga Tokarczuk

Honorary member of the Foundation’s Program Council. Writer, essayist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The most respected and awarded Polish author, present on the world literary scene for over twenty-five years. Her books have been translated into 44 languages so far, including Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Armenian and Chinese. They were successfully filmed and staged as theater adaptations. Vegetarian, animal rights activist, feminist, environmentalist. The organizer of the Góra Literatury festival in Nowa Ruda, she has established her own foundation in 2020.

Mirosław Barszcz

Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Lublin. He started his professional career in international consulting companies. For many years he has been associated with investment funds from the startup and real estate market. He has been cooperating with the Sobieski Institute almost from the very beginning of its existence. He co-created many programs, incl. in the fields of taxation, housing, family and demographic policy, information society, entrepreneurship and education. He is a member of the Council of the Foundation for Research and Science Development.

Joanna Bator

Writer, cultural anthropologist, philosopher, creator of atypical literary heroes in “Piaskowa Góra”, “Chmurdalia”, “Ciemno, prawie noc”, “Roku królika” and “Gorzko, Gorzko”. Winner of the Nike Literary Award 2013.

Ora Dresner

Psychoanalyst, member of the British Psychoanalytic Association, child and adolescent psychotherapist, member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. Since 1977 she has been training and lives in London. Psychoanalyst in private practice. Director of the Camden Psychotherapy Unit, which offers, among others low-fee psychotherapy for adults. She conducts extensive teaching and supervision activities, also for organizations training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. For years, she has been training and supervising in Warsaw and the Tri-City, conducting, among others, Infant Observation seminars.

Agnieszka Holland

Film and theater director and screenwriter. For her film debut the “Provincial Actors” she has received the FIPRESCI award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her next awarded productions are “Fever” from 1980 and “A Lonely Woman”. Due to martial law, Agnieszka Holland decided to live and work in the West. In the 90s she moved to the United States. Agnieszka Holland is the winner of many prestigious awards. She was nominated for an Oscar three times – for “Bitter Harvest” (1985), “Europe, Europe” (1991) and “In Darkness” (2011). In 2001, Agnieszka Holland was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

Renata Karwowska-Szulkin

Ph.D. Employee of the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Long-term vice-rector and co-organizer of the SWPS University. Therapist and president of the Society for Process-Oriented Psychology. She co-conducted therapeutic workshops for people experiencing domestic violence. As a volunteer, she cooperated with the J Korczak Orphanage and the Multicultural Center in Warsaw. Currently, she participates in the Psychologists for Society campaign and provides psychological help to people who need pro bono support.

Aleksandra Konieczna

Theater, television and film actress. Theater director. Pedagogue at the Film School in Łódź. Winner of three Eagles for the roles of Zofia Beksińska in Jan P. Matuszyński’s “Last Family”, for the role of Iga Cembrzyńska in “Jak pies z kotem” by Janusz Kondratiuk and for the role of Kościelna in Jan Komasa’s “God’s Body”. Privately, mother of a wonderful daughter.

Maja Meissner

Graduate of Management (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), holder of the East Central European Scholarship Program (University of Wisconsin). Former lecturer at the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the Executive MBA program. Co-initiator of the project for young people: Oxford Masterclass. Member of the International Coach Federation. Since 2010 she has been running the consulting company Meissner & Partners Executive Search and Organizational Development. Meissner & Partners is a member of AESC The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants and is a member to the international ECI Group.

Kasia Wierzbowska

Social entrepreneur, social innovator, founder and long-term president of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Foundation, initiator of Women’s Entrepreneurial Networks, co-founder of the Black Swan Fund Individual Investors Club and the Black Swan venture capital fund. Active initiator of the female entrepreneurship ecosystem in Poland. An expert in the field of supporting women and gender balance in business. The Business in Women’s Hands program, which she initiated, contributed to the creation of over 275 new companies. Graduate of the Leadership Academy for Poland (2019). She graduated from Economic Cybernetics and Computer Science at the University of Economics in Krakow and the Copernic Program (Science Po, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees, College des Ingenieurs, Ecole des Mines de Paris), Paris, France.

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