Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, managing partner of GESSEL, on the programme council of the Women’s Council.

The Women’s Council, to be held in Warsaw on 20-21 June, has the objective of recapitulating the most important achievements of women contributing to the political and economic changes unfolding in Poland over the past twenty years (1989-2009). It will also provide an opportunity to debate visions for Poland’s future and to set out the appropriate task list.

Apart from serving as a sort of guiding spirit for the entire event, Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz will chair a panel entitled “How Women Won Justice. The Role of Women in Development of Poland’s Legal System After ’89”.

The panel will focus on tracking the presence of women in Poland’s legal community over the past twenty years. What were the achievements of women serving as judges, public prosecutors, notaries public, and attorneys? What barriers did, and do, they encounter in their work and their professional growth? What are the current tendencies of relevance to these topics?

For details (in Polish), please visit the website www.kongreskobiet.pl