#OutstandingPLWomen: Maria Siemionow

A distinguished surgical pioneer who performed the first full face transplant in the United State.
03 05.2021 History, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Wanda Rutkiewicz

The first woman to reach the summit of the most dangerous mountain in the world - K2. The first European woman to conquer Mount Everest. One of the greatest climbers in history.
13 05.2021 History, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Olga Tokarczuk

An outstanding prose writer and essayist. Winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature and The 2018 Man Booker International Prize for the novel Flights. A lover of nature, animals and other people.
23 04.2021 Literature, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Physicist and chemist. The first and only woman in the world to receive the Nobel Prize twice, as well as the only scientist honored in two different fields of the natural sciences.
21 04.2021 History, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Olga Boznańska

A prize-winning artist recognised by the Berlin magazine Bazaar as one of the 12 best painters in Europe.
15 04.2021 Resources, Visual arts

#OutstandingPLWomen: Anna Walentynowicz

A legendary figure of ‘Solidarity’ – the socio-political movement that initiated the fall of communism in Europe. One of the 100 women who defined the last century, according to the American newsweekly Time.
10 04.2021 History, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Wisława Szymborska

The ninth woman in the world and the first Polish woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The inventor of new literary genres based on humour, irony and grotesque.
07 04.2021 Literature, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Krystyna Chojnowska – Liskiewicz

The first woman to sail around the world solo. Sailor, traveller, and naval architect. Often referred to as ‘the first lady of the oceans’.
28 03.2021 History, Resources

#OutstandingPLWomen: Irena Sendler

A social activist, recognized by Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who during World War II saved approximately 2,500 Jewish children.
24 03.2021 History, Resources