Last Friday I had a chance to participate in an amazing meeting of women with passion, which takes place regularly in my hometown under the banner of ‘Active Jaworznianki’. I received the invitation to this event totally coincidentally from a person, who I had got to know light years ago, and who turned out to be one of the incredibly charismatic speakers who took part in this gathering.
The society of Active Jaworznianki was set up by Patrycja Kłósek and Karolina Boborowska – women not only with passion, but also deeply involved in the public life of our community. The originators of girlie meetings decided to create conditions which would foster talks in a bigger group, as well as exchanging experiences and drawing inspirations from each other and from the invited guests – in the atmosphere encouraging to work not only on oneself, but also on one’s own potential.
This time the convention of Active Jaworznianki was initiated to celebrate the International Women’s Day. This event was hosted in one of the chambers belonging to the City Hall of Jaworzno. All the participants were welcomed by hostesses offering some aromatic coffee and tea. The tables were full of various treats – the smorgasbord consisted of beautifully prepared sandwiches and other tasteful snacks, and all the gourmands could try delicious cakes, which undoubtedly made the whole meeting even more pleasant. In addition, the first 40 women were given some small gifts – such as: A Success Journal with the logo of Active Jaworznianki, colorful spring flowers, and some gadgets provided by PKO BP.
After being officially greeted by the organizers and the representative of the City Hall, we had a chance to get to know the first speaker – director of MaryKay cosmetics company – Magdalena Gościńska, who revealed some secrets of the newest trends in make-ups and hairstyles ruling in 2019. It wasn’t, however, just talking, as Magdalena was accompanied by Karolina – a model – thanks to her we could see the proper application of cosmetics according to the rules allowing us to do the everyday make-up not only fast, but also professionally. A kind of make-up which would be proper for both work and other get-together occasions. After the final presentation of the model, the speaker answered numerous questions asked by the participants, who were truly willing to share their problems connected with complexion or useful strategies of matching the right cosmetics needed to do proper make-ups.
After a very emotional discussion related to cosmetics, it was time for the second speaker – Anna Nazarewicz-Chechelska, who thanks to her incredible openness and knowledge, managed to get attention of the most skeptical women taking part in the event. Her lecture was associated with a broad topic of happiness, as well as women’s strength and courage needed to make changes in their lives. Ania described herself as a trainer of happy and rewarding life – and this description truly matched her charisma, personality and knowledge of this really nontrivial subject. The speaker made us aware of the importance of changes and fear rejection, as only then we can fully discover our own potential and take up something that we are really passionate about, and something that we truly love. It’s crucial that Ania won the hearts of her listeners thanks to her openness, which led to setting clear rules created together with the participants at the beginning of her lecture. It was done in order to satisfy everyone’s needs and to decide what can and what cannot be done during the meeting. Thanks to her we realized that we all face similar problems and that the way we deal with them depends only on us and on our determination which is essential to make our even most secret dreams come true. For sure it was a subject really close to my heart and I truly hope that I’ll have a chance to take part in more events of such a kind. Another asset of this lecture was its interactive from, which allowed its listeners to join the conversation, as well as to ask important questions related not only to changes, but also to their influence on our lives.
After the lectures all the women had the opportunity to talk, exchange experiences and business cards, as well as to have a word with the speakers, who were more than willing to answer even the most difficult questions.
I hope that I managed to encourage you to take part in this kind of events … I’d also like women to have a chance to unite and support each other, not only during such girlie meetings, but also during the whole year! And meanwhile, I can tell you a small secret that the next convent of Active Jaworznianki will take place on the 29th of June – this time outdoors – in GEOsfera.
See you around!
Photos by: Active Jaworznianki