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Polish females who made it


pawian 150 | 7,964    
30 Jan 2013  #1
Poland doesn`t need feminism or women liberation movement. Why? As a matter of fact, Polish women could be independent whenever they wanted. Polish males have always accepted that and even revered their female partners - probably as a result of the cult of Mary, God`s Mother, in Poland. Besides, when men went to combat during wars or risings and got killed or deported to Siberia, it was Polish women who took care of everything, children, household, etc.

This thread is about great Polish women who made it to the top.

Hanna Beata Gronkiewicz-Waltz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈxanna ɡrɔnˈkʲevʲit͡ʂ ˈvalt͡s], born 4 November 1952 in Warsaw) is a Polish liberal-conservative politician who has been the Mayor of Warsaw since 2 December 2006. She is the first woman to hold this position.

Between 1992 and 2000, she was the Chairman of the National Bank of Poland, the central bank of Poland. She resigned to take the position of the Deputy Chairman of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a position she held between 2001 and 2004.

Gronkiewicz-Waltz was elected to the Sejm on 25 September 2005 after receiving 137,280 votes in the 19th Warsaw district, running on the Civic Platform list.


Waltz Poland
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389    
30 Jan 2013  #2
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanda_Rutkiewicz

Wanda made it to the top of Everest
OP pawian 150 | 7,964    
30 Jan 2013  #3
Yes!!!
[i]On 16 October 1978, she became the third woman, the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1986 she became the first woman to successfully climb and descend K2, which she did without supplemental oxygen, as part of a small expedition led by Lilliane and Maurice Barrard. Her triumph was marred when both the Barrards died on the descent, becoming two of thirteen climbers to die on K2 that summer.

Rutkiewicz from Poland
MoOli 9 | 484    
30 Jan 2013  #4
it was Polish women who took care of everything, children, household, etc

not to mention my wife EWA NIKOLAS:)
OP pawian 150 | 7,964    
10 Feb 2013  #5
A bit historical but still valid for this thread - the two Polish female Noble Prize winners:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie

Curie Poland

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szymborska

Szymborska Poland
crochetbitch88 2 | 83    
10 Feb 2013  #6
Irena Sendlerowa, who smuggled 2500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and gave them false identity documents. Eventually she was found out by the Nazis and tortured but managed to escape and continued her work. She and her team saved twice as many Jewish people as Oskar Schindler. She was awarded as one of the Righteous among the Nations.


  • Irena Sendlerowa
crochetbitch88 2 | 83    
10 Feb 2013  #7
Tamara £empicka - Art Deco painter, whose name lives forever in one of the loveliest perfume in the world :)


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OP pawian 150 | 7,964    
1 Jul 2013  #8
Two sportswomen from Poland from the other thread qualify here as well.


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