Jennifer Wronski

Country representing

Poland

Languages

English
Polish

Education

  • Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • Bachelor Degree
  • LSE summer school 2001

Current organisation

Reckitt Benckiser

Current role

Senior Account Manager

Skills and Expertise

Education
Project management
Sales
Strategic planning
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Leadership
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

I am most passionate about gender equality and education. Education is knowledge and knowledge gives people freedom of thought and idea. Freedom of thought and analysis are key to having prospering democracies in which the individuals can think for themselves. Educated populations and members of companies have a higher likelihood of having developed inquisitive natures that challenge the status quo and bring new ideas to the table that can have a direct impact on their surrounding group and organizational performance. Gender equality is something that is very close and deer to me as it is based in the idea that all humans are created and born equal, hence should be treated as such in society. No one should be disadvantaged in their life and opportunities because of their sex, an element they never had any control over. Gender equal companies breed more open environments which contribute more diverse ideas and thought processes, culminating in more creative solutions to situations, problems, and challenges facing organizations today. Gender equality in companies is also a reflection of an environment in which it is the individual and their contribution that truly matters, not their sex.

Actions

For the past two years I have been a leader of Lean In Circles at RB. This directly corresponds to one of my two greatest passions. As a leader of Lean in Circles I have had to learn on how to best talk and explain the ideas behind gender equality and why it should matter to all, not only to women. Along with a colleague of mine we developed the 3 As approach; Awareness, Acknowledge, Action. The first six months were mostly focused on spreading awareness of what gender equality is and debunking all the myths and misconceptions that often surround it. It was about providing facts and data that supported the idea that gender equality is an issue that should matter to all, and not the few. A lot of work in the form of circles and private conversations around the organization took place for people to acknowledge that it is an issue and what actions can be taken to start changing the current trajectory and to challenge the status quo. Two years ago it was difficult to get 5-6 women to a Lean in Circle of their own accord to today when over 20 women have attended the last circle. We will also be opening the circles up to men and will continue running workshops that are open to all. Progress is slow but it is happening and the most rewarding thing to me personally is to see how people's attitude toward the topic is changing without necessarily them even realizing it. Lean in ties back to education element and the fact that knowledge is power and if we equip society with the facts so that individuals can make up their own minds of where they stand on certain issues and react accordingly to their beliefs that have been thought through and reflected upon, and not merely passed on by their surroundings.