We are very proud to announce that the 2nd edition of the LeadersIN Cross-company Leadership Mentoring Program has been successfully completed. The Program’s Closing Gala was held on Monday, the 12th of June at the Royal Theatre at the Royal Baths Museum in Warsaw. The LeadersIN Program was organized for senior management of leading global companies operating in Poland and in the region in cooperation with Vital Voices Poland. CEOs and Board level members of the participating companies act as mentors to emerging business women leaders mentees. There was a record number of 19 companies participating in the 2nd edition of LeadersIN, including 15 CEOs and 66 mentoring pairs. The participating companies were: 3M, Amgen, BPH, Burda Media, Citi Handlowy, Citi Services, Coca Cola HBC, Dell, Deloitte, DHL, Google, J&J, JLL, Metlife, Microsoft, Rothschild, T-Mobile, TVN and Grupa Żywiec.
The Gala was led by Ela Raczkowska, CEO of Vital Voices Poland and Iwona Georgijew, Partner and Diversity Leader at Deloitte. Iwona Georgijew is one of the co-authors of unique formula of the LeadersIN Program. She shared her insights on her mentoring experience as a mentor and a mentee in the 2nd edition. There were two keynote speakers who made the Gala exceptional: Mark Loughran, CEO of Microsoft Poland gave a very powerful and personal speech on diversity and Agata Wejchert, President of the Society for Encouragement of Fine Arts@ Zachęta National Gallery, spoke about leadership with purpose by supporting arts and environmental causes. There was also a discussion panel, led by Aleksandra Gren, Managing Director for Fiserv Poland and President of the Vital Voices Poland Supervisory Board on a thought-provoking topic of “Abdication of Leadership”. Her guests were: Iwona Dudzińska, MD Citi Service Center, Marek Metrycki, CEO Deloitte in Poland and Małgorzata Romaniuk, Vice President at Bank BPH.
After the official part of the gala there was a great networking event for mentors, mentees and special guests who were sharing their observations on the Program, business, leading with purpose and the summer!