Urszula Ciołeszyńska
fot. Martyna Kropiowska

Urszula Ciołeszyńska

Founder and President

Polish Network of Women
Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

Founder and President of “Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors” Foundation
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador in Poland

Appointed the Ambassador of the European Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors, she set up foundations that promote women entrepreneurship. The originator of the Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors project inspired by the initiative of the European Commission, which in 2009 established the European Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.

As the Poland’s Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, she is a member of the international Women’s Entrepreneurship Day World Ambassadors team.

She is a member of LCI (Lions Clubs International), one of the largest volunteer organisations in the world. For her social involvement around the world, she was named the Ambassador of Goodwill of the Lions Clubs International.

A member of the Association of the Knights of Bronze Brotherhood, she holds a prestigious title of the Knight of Brotherhood.

She is a co-founder of the Entrepreneurs and Experts Club at the National Board of the Polish Economic Society.

After graduating from the Academy of Economics in Wroclaw, she held a number of positions in public administration and managed large teams in international corporations. Since 2003, she is the owner of Agencja Promocji Gospodarczej consulting firm, specialising in obtaining EU funds for investment projects.

For her professional, social and charity involvement, she has received many prizes and awards, including the following: Złoty Laur Umiejętności i Kompetencji (Golden Laurel of Skills and Competence), a badge of honour “Za zasługi dla Województwa Opolskiego” (a badge of honour in recognition of services to the Opole Province), “Przedsiębiorca Dzieciom” (Entrepreneur for the Children) award of Opole Lodge of the Business Centre Club, and the 25th Anniversary of the National Chamber of Commerce medal.

Wife of Leszek, whom she met during her student years, mother of Mariusz and his wife Kasia, and Łukasz and his wife Marysia, grandmother of Michał, Maja and Laura.

Selected awards for professional, social and charitable activities