Nina Gabryś-Janowska

Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of the City of Krakow for Equality Policy, Chairperson of the Council for Equality in Krakow, Councillor of the City of Krakow (2018-2020), originator of the Kazimiera Bujwidowa Award for outstanding Krakow women, and joint creator of Poland’s first “Gender Equality Plan” at the local government level. [Nina’s] areas of specialisation are human rights, anti-discrimination, gender equality and diversity management. [Nina] holds a master’s degree from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of History, majoring in anthropological history, focusing her academic work on the history of exclusion, stigmatisation and history of women. For many years, she has worked with associations and other organisations dealing with equality issues. She also served as a spokeswoman for the “Wikimedia Polska” Association, and other roles include initiator of the civic project “In vitro for Krakow men/women.” As co-founder and vice-president of the “Sto Lat Głosu Kobiet” Association, she organised the nationwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the granting of suffrage to Polish women, and created the “Women’s Independent Culture” (Kultura niepodległa kobiet) campaign. She completed the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Future Leaders Invitation Program (PIPA)” and was granted scholarships for the international “Humanity in Action” program and also the Center for Leadership’s “Advanced Leadership Program for Top Talents”. Since 2021, she has served as an ethics advocate at the National Academy of Theatre Arts (Akademia Sztuk Teatralnych) in Krakow. Winner of the first poll of sixteen Female Equality Leaders (Women’s Congress & British Embassy).