We inspire Polish Women in the UK. Here are the main areas of our activity
Congress of Polish Women
For the first time the Congress of Polish Women was held in London in 2013. It is our biggest event, which gives us the opportunity to show how much we can achieve together.
Polish Woman of the Year
Every year at the Congress we nominate the most active Polish women in the UK.
The Congress is only one of many events the United Kingdom of Polish Women organises throughout the year in London. For up to date information, please visit our FB Fan page.
Polish Women in the UK
We are an important part of the British society.
According to the Office for National Statistics (2012) there are over 750 thousands Poles living in the UK, the unofficial data, however, shows that there are about 2 million, of which half are women. These women work in the UK, they achieve success, determine the quality of life of Polish families abroad and play a significant role in the UK job market, contrary to the way media have portrayed them. The conclusions drawn from the first Congress in 2013 inspired the members of the committee to continue this initiative, creating further opportunities to exchange experiences, opinions and inspirations within the community of Polish women in the UK.
We dispel the myths
Our aim is to not only show that some stereotypes of Polish women in the UK are both untrue and harmful, but also build their positive image.
Through our activities and initiatives we aim to support Polish women in the UK so that they can realise their potential in business, art, science, etc. We encourage them to nurture their passions and gain education, which would enable them to cope successfully with personal issues, difficulties in their professional careers or health-related problems.
Meet the people involved in organising the events of 2015
ANNA MARIA MCKEEVER
Agnieszka M. Zieleniec-Dixon
The congress had a very “European” and feminine feel to it. Now, the excitement has worn off, we can say we did a good job and we are full of satisfaction and plenty of ideas for next year. The motto of our II Congress, And you too have Europe inside you – wake Her up![…]
POLISH WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2014 announced! Click here for more details The Congress of Polish Women in the UK is a social initiative, started last year by a group of Polish women carrying out a variety of projects under the name of The United Kingdom of Polish Women. The warm reception of last year’s[…]
Photo: His Excellency Polish Ambassador in London Mr. Witold Sobków ‘crowns’ one of the Polish Women of the Year with a necklace designed especially for the occasion by Martin Giebułtowski. (Photo Gosia Skibinska) On 20th April 2013 at the Polish Embassy Marshall of the Polish Parliament, Wanda Nowicka announced the name of the Polish Women[…]
I Congress of Polish Women in United Kingdom began on Saturday, 20th of April 2013 in Polish cultural centre in London, Ognisko Polskie. We witnessed interesting discussions and hosted great guests. The second part of the Congress took place at the Polish Embassy, where we drew the conclusions and announced the Polish Women of the[…]