Perspektywy Education Foundation
Summit Initiatior and Director
Dr. Bianka Siwinska is a journalist, scientist, initiator of public campaigns, executive director of Educational Foundation “Perspektywy.” She is editor-in-chief of educational magazine Perspektywy, correspondent of University World News. She is also initiator of public campaign „Girls to Technical Schools” and Start-up Academy for female students of technical and exact sciences studies, as well as projects: “Lean in STEM,”, “IT for SHE,” “Girls Learn!”, and „New technologies for girls” scholarships (in cooperation with Intel). She is coordinator of the program “Study in Poland” conducted by the Conference of Polish Academic Rectors and the Educational Foundation “Perspektywy” and expert of World Bank in Tajikistan.
She studied at Warsaw University, Humboldt Univeristät in Berlin, and Columbia University in New York City. She conducted research in NIFU STEP in Oslo. She is an author of books: Uniwersytet ponad granicami. Internacjonalizacja szkolnictwa wyższego w Polsce i w Niemczech and Education goes global. Strategie internacjonalizacji szkolnictwa wyższego; and reports: „Kobiety na politechnikach.”. She is research coordinator of the report „Potencjał kobiet dla branży technologicznej” (with Siemens). She is research and science editor for the books in the series “Czas Internacjonalizacji.”
Laureates of Awards:
- Title of Businesswoman of 2015 – for supporting women in STEM
- Woman of the Mazovia Region 2016
- Nominated to the title Woman Showing Solidarity 2016 by monthly SENS