|9:30 – 10:00||Registration.|
|10:00 – 10:20||Introduction. Presentation of the idea of the project Mommypreneurs –
prof. dr hab. Anna Rogozińska-Pawełczyk, dr Emilia Garncarek University of Lodz
|10:20 – 10:40||Women in the labour market – stereotypes, discrimination, professional segregation – Aleksandra Piekarska, Human Resources Director|
|10:40 – 11:00||Opportunities and risks for mothers to return to the labour market –
dr Julita Czernecka, University of Łodz, Human Power
|11:00 – 11:15||Coffee break|
|11:15 – 11:45||Challenges of young mothers work vs. reality – Aleksandra Radomska, Mamwatpliwosc.pl|
|11:45 – 12:15||Own company step by step – from experience mummy and businesswomen – Katarzyna Fortuna, MissFortune|
|12:15 – 12:30||Questions, discussion, meeting summary.|
2. Basic information
The conference inaugurating the project was addressed to labour market experts who could help in recruiting women to the project, mothers who could potentially take part in the project and people taking part in the project.
The first part of the meeting began with a presentation by Prof. Anna Rogozińska-Palawczyk and Dr. Emilia Garncarek from the University of Lodz, presenting the detailed assumptions of the project, to whom it is addressed and the content of the training. The second speech was led by Aleksandra Piekarska, Director of Human Resources. She spoke precisely about market segmentation, stereotypes related to femininity and masculinity in various professions and their consequences for women in the labour market. The third speech, Dr Julita Czernecka from Univieristy of Lodz and Human Power, focused on the social circumstances of the return of women-mothers to the labour market after a break related to childbirth. The issues discussed concerned economic, professional, personal – psychological and family aspects.
In the second part, Aleksandra Radomska, a well-known Polish blogger dealing with motherhood and professional work of women, spoke, “I Have Doubt”. (mamwatpliwosc.pl). She talked about the problems and challenges faced by a young mother who wants to combine the role of a mother with a professional role. The last speech, Katarzyna Fortune (Miss Fortune), was based on a presentation of her own experience of running a company for many years, and at the same time she would be a mother of two children. She raised issues related to formal aspects such as finance, accounting, payments, legal contracts, as well as building her own brand on the basis of public relations tools and communication with the client. It also showed the possibilities and risks associated with running a one-person company while acting as a mother.
The conference was attended by 39 people. Apart from the potential participants of the project, there were also representatives of the scientific community, representatives of institutions such as the Regional Labour Office and the Centre for Teacher Training and Practical Education in Łódź.
The conference inaugurating the project was also visited by journalists such as TVP Lodz, Radio Eska, Radio Lodz, Dziennik Łódzki.