NAME: Elżbieta Łukacijewska
ACTION/SECTOR: Politics / Government
ORGANIZATION: EU Parliament
My Background and Career
In 1998-2001 I was mayor of Cisna Municipality in Podkarpacie Region. Then, in the years 2001-2009 I’ve been Members of the Polish Parliament. Currently, since June 2009 I am a Member of the European Parliament.
Opportunities: assertiveness, time management and organisation, divided attention, the ability to set goals and striving to achieve them, consistency, ability to maintain a balance between work and family life
Threats: Pandering to stereotypes such as the fact that men manage people, and the woman should take care of family life, low self-esteem, lack of confidence in your abilities.
I like to have objectives and to reach my goals.
I am able to quickly make up my mind.
I know how to manage all my activities (at work and in my private life).
I don’t hesitate to ask for advice.
I am able to use the experience and advice of others.
I easily spread and transmit information.
I listen and I pay attention to other people problems.
I am able to learn and put into practice new information in my work.
I easily adapt myself to changes.
Hints & Tips
Did some thing give you inspiration for your project / action / enterprise?
I always wanted to work with people and for the people and especially for those who are at a disadvantage, large families, volunteers, children and rural youth and the socially excluded. I always try to see other people and care for the needy. I'm not a businesswoman, but fulfillment of parliamentary mandate is a very useful tool that I try to use as much as possible to help the needy.
Suggestions and advice to give to women :
Regardless of age it is worth taking actions to fulfil your dreams and be successful.
- Do not give up the opinion of others,
- Women should support each other,
- The ability to upgrade their professional qualifications,
- Development of self-esteem,
- Ability to deal with difficult and stressful situations
- in your activities you should focus on your strengths and your talent.