Panel discussion: Inspiring Polish Women

About this event

It’s Polish Heritage Month in the UK and to celebrate we have four amazing Polish women joining us to chat about their experiences, heritage and achievements. We want to shed light on their inspiring accomplishments in various areas such as culture, art and science. They will also discuss other Polish women throughout history and their stories.

About our panellists

Olga Topol

Olga Topol is the Curator of the Photographic Archive and Museum Collections at the Piłsudski Institute in London. She is currently running the ‘Forgotten Force’ oral history project  which highlights the recorded stories of Polish women who survived the second World War and have since resided in the UK. She will be discussing ordinary Polish women who led extraordinary lives.

Kate Boguslawska

Kate Boguslawska has strong links in the Polish community and is recommended by the Polish Embassy in London, having co-written a Guide for Polish Investors in the UK that was published by the Embassy. She has a broad network of international connections and has been instructed by law firms in Poland to assist their clients in matters involving English jurisdiction.

Katarzyna Rybka-Iwanska

Katarzyna Rybka-Iwanska is the head of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Poland in Israel. She has over 11 years of experience working for the Polish government in strategic planning, global analysis and public diplomacy. In Israel, she focuses primarily on educational and digital projects. One of them is the first Hebrew YouTube channel about Poland – “Poland in Hebrew” – where Katarzyna tells the story of Poland through the perspective of biographies of outstanding Polish women.

Iwona Golinska

Iwona Golinska is the founder of Polish Sue which she created in memory of Lady Sue Ryder, a British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in WWII, who went on to help many displaced people, particularly in Poland. She works in the telecommunications industry and speaks several Eastern European languages fluently. She studied Culture and Fine Arts at UMCS in Poland, and Business and Finance at Sussex University in England. Iwona completed her MBA at Kingston Business School, where she later also completed her PhD in International Economics.

Special Guest: Karolina A. Dehnhard 

Karolina A. Dehnhard devotes her practice to matrimonial law as well as international business transactions, as Managing Director of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., International Transactions Group.  Karolina, who is fluent in Polish, has appeared on various TV shows and news programs, as well as published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications. She is the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters,” on WMTR Radio, and “There’s Always a Way Out,” hosted in Polish, on Radio RAMPA. She was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women-owned businesses in both Poland and the United States. In 2018, Karolina launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North East.


Thursday 27th May 2021

8 PM AEST / 11:00 AM BST / 1:00 PM IDT / 6:00 AM EDT

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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm