Sunday16 October from 16.30

Cultural centre Altrimenti, Luxembourg

Solidarity According to Women

film and debate


The full-length documentary Solidarity According to Women by Marta Dzido and Piotr Œliwowski reminds us of the forgotten female heroes of the Solidarity movement and re-opens the debate on the last 30 years of Polish history. It's a portrait of women whose wisdom, courage and determination helped to change the political reality in Poland. Their names and stories have largely remained untold and their role in the process of democratic transition tends to be marginalised.


The film will be followed by a debate about 'women's solidarity' in different aspects of life and women's role in business and politics nowadays. Together with our guests, Marta Dzido (film director) and Piotr Œliwowski (director, producer), we will re-open the discussion about women's’ role in history (based on the example of the 'Solidarity' movement in Poland). We will try to find the answer to why the majority of women activists accepted that governance and management were a man's domain and disappeared from public life after 1989.


With our two other guests, the successful businesswomen Madhumalti Sharma (software professional, Montrium, Workshop4Me), Ana Gaweska (CEO at Ultimo) and Katarina Kaszasová (public and corporate finance professional) we will talk about the 'glass ceiling' that keeps women from achieving the same professional position as their male counterparts, regardless of their qualifications or achievements, and discuss the challenges that women entrepreneurs face.


The participants of the event will consider how to support each other and use their potential most effectively in order to strengthen women's position in business and politics.

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