On April 25th, Catherine Jones, wife of Ambassador Paul Jones and the co-founder and CEO of Werbie, hosted the second Women in Tech Coffee in Warsaw, Poland. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, eighty women from the business, entrepreneurship, and STEM fields gathered to discuss empowering women in the workplace and out. An accomplished and candid panel of three women shared their career ups and downs, insights into success, and what they’ve learned from their mistakes. The panelists included:
- Aleksandra Gren, a Country Manager for Fiserv International, part of the leading global financial technology company Fiserv, Inc.
- Katarzyna Piątkowska, an investor and former Country Director of Supply Chain Services at Coca-Cola in Poland.
- Sylwia Przytulska, a learning and transformation leader, experienced trainer, mentor and coach, recently responsible for Learning and Development in Oliver Wyman.
After the panelists’ introductions, Mrs. Jones moderated a discussion on the careers of the three women, as they each shared their tips and experiences in empowering themselves and others at work and beyond. Afterwards, enthusiastic and engaged audience members offered several questions and comments, followed by a networking reception.
The Women in Tech Coffee event was also a great lead-up to promoting World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, which has as its theme “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.” Many Women in Tech attendees have intellectual property protection needs that are essential for their business’ success, which made this event an ideal occasion to consider how IP protection and the promotion of women tech and entrepreneurial leaders go hand in hand.