Project description

For the third time during the evening gala of the Energy Congress, we learned the names of the Laureates and presented the Women’s Energy Awards. The Jury, composed of representatives of DISE, partner of the Award, partner of the “Women’s Energy Breakfast”, partner of the previous edition of the Award, public administration, academia, media and winners of previous competitions, awarded the nominated women from the energy industry. Traditionally, it was a celebration of women in the energy industry, during which their contributions to positive changes in the sector and dynamic development towards energy transition were recognized.

The Women’s Energy Award is the crowning moment of the entire project and was established to highlight the presence and contribution of women in the development of energy sector. It honours women who are setting the pace of the energy transition, whose work and personality bring new quality to the entire industry. The success of our Laureates is likely to inspire other women to reach for their own professional goals and give them the courage to build the future of the Polish energy sector.

The Winners of the Women’s Energy Awards 2023 competition are:

Anna Szczodra

Award in the Energy of the Future Category
Anna Szczodra
Partner at CEE,
Head of Energy Law KPMG Group

Anna Striżyk

Award in the Energy of Development Category
Anna Striżyk
Dyrektor Departamentu Zarządzania
Strategią i Rozwojem Grupy Enea

Agnieszka Okońska

Award in the Energy of Change Category
Agnieszka Okońska
Member of the Managment Board (VP),
Stoen Operator

Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak

Audience Award
Dorota Zawadzka-Stępniak
Dyrektor Biura Ochrony Powietrza i Polityki Klimatycznej
Urzędu Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy

We would also like to emphasize that the honorable group of nominees for the Women’s Energy Award included top female managers:

Monika Silva

Monika Silva, Zastępczyni Dyrektora Generalnego, Izba Gospodarcza Energetyki i Ochrony Środowiska

Barbara Mroczek

Barbara Mroczek, Dyrektorka Departamentu Komunikacji Społecznej, Urząd Regulacji Energetyki

Agnieszka Nowakowska

Agnieszka Nowakowska, CEO, Agnieszka Nowakowska, Business Consulting

Anna Kornecka

Anna Kornecka, Prezeska Zarządu ESG Impact Network

Agnieszka Spirydowicz

Agnieszka Spirydowicz, Prezeska Zarządu, Zgorzelecki Klaster Rozwoju OZE i Efektywności Energetycznej ZKlaster, Dyrektor Dolnośląskiej Doliny Wodorowej

Anna Chmielewska

Anna Chmielewska, Associate Director, Senior Banker, Europejski Bank Odbudowy i Rozwoju

Alicja Chilińska-Zawadzka

Alicja Chilińska-Zawadzka, Dyrektor Generalna, EDF Renewables Polska

Magdalena Bezulska

Magdalena Bezulska, Prezeska Zarządu, VEOLIA TERM SA

Renata Rożek

Renata Rożek, Starsza Analityczka, WiseEuropa

Beata Wittmann

Beata Wittmann, Prezeska Zarządu, Gas Storage Poland

The Jury of the “Women’s Energy” Award

Beata Włodarska

Ms Beata Włodarska
Executive Director,
The Lower Silesian Institute
for Energy Studies

Anna Kaczyńska


Ms Anna Kaczynska
General Manager of Amazon’s
logistics center in Świebodzin

Katarzyna Suchcicka


Ms Katarzyna Suchcicka
General Director OX2 Poland

Dominika Bettman

PARTNER 2021/2022
Ms Dominika Bettman
General Director, Microsoft Poland

Lidia Monika Król

Ms Lidia Król
Director of the Department of Geology
and Geological Concessions,
Ministry of Climate and Environment

Waldemar Skomudek

Mr Prof. Waldemar Skomudek, PhD,
AGH University
of Krakow

Wojciech Jakóbik

Mr Wojciech Jakóbik
Editor in Chief,

Monika Gawlik

in the Energy of Change category

Monika Gawlik

Director of the Department
of Electricity and Heat Markets,
at the Energy Regulatory Office,

Agata Staniewska-Bolesta

in the Future Energy category

Agata Staniewska-Bolesta
Managing Director
Offshore Poland, Ørsted Poland

Agnieszka Kozłowska - Korbicz

in the Energy of Vision category

Agnieszka Kozłowska-Korbicz
Director of Strategic Projects,

Katarzyna Sobótka-Demianowska

in the Energy of Innovation category

Katarzyna Sobótka
E-mobility Director
CLARITAS Investments

Olga Malinkiewicz

in the Energy of Vision category

Olga Malinkiewicz PhD
Founder and Chief
Technology Officer at SauleTechnologies

Women’s Energy Award Winners 2022

Agata Staniewska-Bolesta

Award in the Energy of Future category
Agata Staniewska-Bolesta

Agnieszka Kozłowska - Korbicz

Award in the Energy of Vision category
Agnieszka Kozłowska-Korbicz

Monika Gawlik

Award in Energy of Change category
Monika Gawlik

Magdalena Jackowska-Rejman

Audience Award
Magdalena Jackowska-Rejman

Women’s Energy Award Winners 2021

Katarzyna Sobótka-Demianowska

Award in the Energy
of Innovation category

Katarzyna Sobótka

Katarzyna Szwed-Lipińska

Award in the Energy
of Change category

Katarzyna Szwed-Lipińska

Olga Malinkiewicz

Award in the Energy
of Vision category

Olga Malinkiewicz PhD

REGULATIONS of the ”Women’s Energy” CONTEST 2023


General Provisions

  1. The Organiser of the Women’s Energy Contest (“Contest”) is the Lower Silesian Institute for Energy Studies, based at al. Kasztanowa 3a-5, 53-125 Wrocław, Poland, Tax ID No. 8992772111 (“DISE”).
  2. Contest Regulations („Regulations”) are binding for the Organizer and the Participants of the Contest, regulate the rules and conditions of participation in the Contest, the rights and obligations of the Organizer and the rights and obligations of the Participants of the Contest.
  3. In addition to the provisions contained in the Regulations, binding force is also given to messages and information regarding the Competition, coming from the Organizer and announced on the DISE website (
  4. As part of the Contest, three awards will be presented – the “Women’s Energy” Award and one Audience Award (hereinafter referred to as “Award”). The founder of the award is AMAZON with its registered office in Warsaw, Rondo Daszyńskiego 1, 00-843 Warsaw, Tax ID No. (NIP) 7011013375.

Applications for the Contest

  1. Participants of the Contest may apply on their own or be entered by any number of people through an application form. The form will be posted on DISE’s official website and information will also be posted on DISE’s official social media channels on July 25, 2023. Acceptance of applications will close on August 18, 2023.
  2. The application must contain personal data allowing for the identification of the proposed person, together with the justification for the candidacy. Incomplete applications will be rejected in the further competition process. Anonymous submissions are not allowed. 10-15 applications will be submitted to the Jury for consideration. The organizer reserves the right to make the final selection.
  3. The participant should by her attitude, activities, achievements deserve to be called a Woman of Energy. Her activities must be closely related to the energy industry, and her activities can be described as outstanding.
  4. The female laureates of the Contest will be selected by the Jury of the Contest, which will include one representative each from: DISE, a partner of the Award, a partner of the “Women’s Energy Breakfasts”, a previous edition’s Award partner, public administration, academia and the media, and the laureates of the 1st and 2nd editions of the “Women’s Energy” Contest, held in 2021 and 2022. In the case of refusal of laureates to participate, the Jury will deliberate in a smaller group, but with a minimum of four members.
  5. Employees of the Organizer, members of the Jury and previous Women’s Energy Award Laureates cannot be participants in the Contest. Submissions of these candidates will not be considered in the further selection of finalists.

Announcement of the list of nominated Women Participants

  1. The list of nominated Participants of the Contest will be communicated to the Contest Jury for information. Participants will be informed by e-mail correspondence, and this information will be provided with an invitation to participate in the 9th Energy Congress organized by DISE.

Laureate selection procedure

  1. The Award Winner becomes that Participant who received the highest number of indications among the Jury members.
  2. Each member of the Jury may cast 1 (one) vote during the special meeting (online or in physical form). In the event of failure to select one person entitled to Laureate status, the Jury is entitled to award more than one Participant, but not more than three.
  3. The meeting of the Jury will be held on the date agreed upon with all members of the Jury, but no later than September 20, 2023.
  4. The winner of the Competition will receive a statuette and an Award certificate.

Audience Award

  1. 10-15 candidacies will be selected from all the applications submitted, and the names will be published on September 7, 2023 on the organizer’s website and in official social channels.
  2. On September 7, 2023, a special form will be published to allow votes to be cast and counted automatically. Voting will be possible until September 19, 2023. Only one vote may be cast.
  3. The candidate with the most votes will receive the Audience Award. The announcement and presentation of the award will take placeat a special evening gala held during the 9th Energy Congress organized by DISE on September 27, 2023.

Announcement of Laureates

  1. The Laureates will be announced at a special evening gala held during the DISE Congress on September 27, 2023, and then by making the results of the Contest public on the DISE website ( and on DISE’s official social media.

Final provisions

  1. The full content of these Regulations of the Contest is available on the website located on the Internet under the domain and at the office of the Organizer.
  2. The final interpretation of the provisions of these Regulations rests with the Organizer.