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Iwona Kozera, the Founder of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation, EY Partner, Capital Market Group Director for the EMEA Region.

She has been working for EY since the beginning of her professional career in 1992. First it was Arthur Andersen, which was transformed into Ernst & Young after the merger in 2002 (since July 2013 known as EY). An active participant in the transformation of the Polish financial sector, providing advice to the biggest Polish and global financial institutions.

She graduated from Warsaw University of Technology and completed management programs at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

She is a happy wife and mother, and she considers raising her two daughters who share her values as her enormous success. She is also engaged in working for local community. She is keen on good literature, theater and travelling. She is deeply committed to support women so that they can fully realize their passions and use their talents.


Board of  Directors


Agnieszka Maciejewska, President of the Board of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation.

For the last three years EY Director in the Human Resource Department in Poland. Previously, partner in the human resource consulting company Neumann Leadership and the CEO in Hudson Global Resources in Poland. Her professional career is associated with Human Resources and HR consulting. She creates and manages development programs for executives. She believes in talent and independence of women. She wants to build partnership in business together with active enterprise managers. Personally committed to raising her 9 years’ old  daughter. 


Magda Hajduk-Naklicka, Board Member of Women Leadership in Business Foundation, co-owner of the Aromeda company, producer of the PAT&RUB and Naturativ natural cosmetics.

She completed the MBA Program at Carlson School of Economics, University of Minnesota, under the US governmental scholarship. Before starting her own business she helped international brands and companies enter the Polish market. She was also responsible for conducting a research program on the distribution of FMCG products in Poland. She was so much fascinated with the cosmetics industry that she decided to become a cosmetics producer. Her company Aromeda created and developed two brands: PAT&RUB in Poland and Naturativ launched on the Japanese market.

She likes lazy weekends at home with her family (she has three children of different ages). She also admires travelling and is in love with Africa. Her company supports women's entrepreneurship. She has met her soul mates in Women Leadership in Business Foundation. Together they want to encourage women to pursue their dreams and develop their talents.



Beata Osiecka, Board Member of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation.

The CEO of the Kinnarps company in Poland, responsible for building the Kinnarps brand in Poland since 1991. She graduated from Warsaw School of Economics, International Trade Faculty. She was improving her professional skills in Canada, Switzerland and Sweden. A strong enthusiast of teamwork, change management and emotional intelligence. Privately a happy wife and mother of two adult children. She regularly practices a number of sports such roller blading, riding a bike, skating, skiing and diving. Several years ago she conquered Kilimanjaro.




Honorary Members 


Barbara Sissons, Honorary Member of the Foundation, Board Member of Totalizator Sportowy, responsible for finance. She graduated from Warsaw School of Economics.

She started her professional career right after graduation in 1989 in audit department in KPMG Poland. She worked as a financial director at SCA Hygiene Products (also a president of the company), Compaq Computer, Prokom Software and Mennica Polska. 

Barbara was a part of the supervisory boards of: Mennica Polska, Mennica Metale Szlachetne, Skarbiec Mennicy Polskiej, Mennica Ochrona, Optimus, Paged Furniture.

She loves water sports: swimming, free diving, water rescue. She is fascinated by the culture of Andalusia. Barbara is also passionate about business psychology, therefore, she is dedicated to promote business partnerships among men and women.