Meet our speaker - Paulina Stochniałek
Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region, politician, entrepreneur, trainer. Initiator of activities on civic education, knowledge of self-government. A supporter of women’s development and rights.
Born in Poznań, graduate of the Poznań School of Banking in the field of Finance and Accounting and the Adam Mickiewicz University in the field of Marketing and Management, holding an MBA degree. An entrepreneur by profession with 25 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. In her career to date, she has been the financial and HR director of a multinational corporation, the chief accountant of Wielkopolska’s largest clinical hospital, also a university lecturer and, in recent years, the president of an IT company. At the centre of her interests is the human being, and she sees local government as a service to the people of the region.
In 2018, with the votes of the voters, she was elected from the list of the Civic Coalition as a Councillor of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship for 2018-2023. From July 2020, in the function of Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship, responsible for the departments: Health, Education and Science and the local government unit: Regional Centre for Social Policy in Poznań.
She is convinced that local government policy includes responsibility for creating pro-social attitudes and activities for local communities. That is why in her activity one can see support for such actions as e.g. promotion of social economy – the local government brand „Klunkry”, implementation of the Kulczyk Fundation programme „Career Cycle” in the Marshal’s Office, or initiation of a cycle for young people „We build civil society”.
Privately, wife, mother of two children, fan of football, mountain climbing and cycling trips along Wielkopolska routes.