Anna Markland has a background in management consulting with Ernst & Young, where she specialised in government clients. She has extensive experience within the health & social care sector and currently works as the Innovation Manager for the Health Foundation, a charity funder and policy think tank for the NHS. Anna is keen to support foreign born women having herself come from Ukraine as a child. Outside of work Anna enjoys participating in improvised comedy and is trying t
Natalia Garstecka is currently exploring the ins and outs of financial advisory, while still looking for her dream job… A globetrotter at heart, she took her KPMG work from rainy England to shiny South Africa. She is currently planning an eight-month long overland trip through Southern and Eastern Africa hoping for a career enlightenment amongst others. My journey with Onpartu started... I met Paulina in Oxford in 1999 and we’ve been friends ever since. Only naturally therefo
Agnieszka Grzesiak Onpartu Cohort: 2016 Mentor: Anna Gburczyk-Shraga Education: Masters in IT & Management Before Onpartu... In her native Poland, Agnieszka was a bank IT Support Officer before moving to the UK in 2007. At first she stayed at home with her youngest child, but once she decided to go back to work, she couldn’t find any. With time it became so difficult, that Agnieszka no longer saw the point in looking any more. She decided to change her career and started to w
Some time after a series of meetings with my mentee, in which we established her values and goals, she rung me, scared that she was making a wrong career decision. She was concerned that she was not going to be good at the role she decided to pursue. It was one of those rare cases when it was a good idea to tell someone the story of my life. Eva, I said, do you know that my first career decision was the worst I could have taken? At school I loved writing, I was a regular at t
Asia Chabelska works as a Financial Analyst at Holbein Partners. She co-founded Hacking Happiness and in her spare time she is an enthusiastic climber and traveller. My journey with Onpartu started... I first heard about Onpartu when a friend of mine who founded the entire programme told me about it and asked me to join as a mentor during the first cohort. I have been involved from the very beginning. Getting involved meant... Getting involved meant meeting lots of women that
Hanna Trzeciak Onpartu Cohort: 2016 Mentor: Caitlin Ross Education: Masters in Psychology Before Onpartu... In her native Poland, Hanna was applying her Psychology degrees right across the country. She counselled dysfunctional families and youth, as well as delivered workshops on social skills development and against violence and addiction for a living. However, after a few months of moving to the UK in 2014, she realised that it would be difficult to transfer her experience
Ben Prouty is the CEO and Co-founder of Shepper. Prior to starting Shepper, Ben was part of the early start-up teams at Streetcar (now Zipcar) and LOVESPACE. He lives in London and enjoys exploring the world, when time permits. My journey with Onpartu started...
My journey with Onpartu started over 2 years ago when the Founder, Paulina, shared her wonderful idea with me. I've been involved ever since, as a mentor and partnerships ambassador. That means I attend sessions that
Justyna Kozak works as an HR Business Partner at Euler Hermes-Allianz Group. She recently moved to Brussels where she lives with her husband and 2-month-old son. My journey with Onpartu started...
I first heard about Onpartu 2 years ago from Paulina who is a founder and dear friend of mine. I remember how enthusiastic and engaged she was telling me about her project of helping woman from Eastern Europe based in London to maximise their personal and professional potential. I