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Colliers signs the Diversity Charter

Warsaw, May 22, 2020 – Colliers International, a leading commercial real estate advisory firm, has joined the group of signatories of the Diversity Charter in Poland. It already includes almost 300 companies for which diversity is a priority in creating work environment.

The Diversity Charter is a commitment signed by organisations to prevent discrimination in the workplace. Companies thus commit to introducing policies that create and promote diversity. They also express the willingness to involve all employees and business partners in these activities. Firms that choose to implement this tool work towards social equality and cohesion.

The Diversity Charter is an international initiative supported by the European Commission and implemented in most EU countries. In Poland, it is coordinated by the Responsible Business Forum which cooperates with business, administration, university environment and non-governmental organizations to support the development of responsible business and sustainable development in our country.`

“Diversity is part of our company’s DNA. We are an international organization that benefits from many cultures. Signing the Diversity Charter is a confirmation of our openness, not only to gender, age, origin and religion, but above all to others. At Colliers we do not judge, but we learn from each other and in everything we do we invariably put openness first,” says Monika Rajska-Wolińska, Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland.

“Our teams are made up not only of people with specific skills and common values, but above all different personalities. Thanks to this, we work in a creative and open environment and present our clients with various ways to achieve their business goals," says Joanna Kozarzewska, Clients Relationship Director at Colliers International.

“Colliers has been supporting and promoting the diversity within teams for years, knowing that it is an essential element of an inspiring, creative and flexible workplace that meets the current challenges and needs. The diversity of opinions, ideas and approaches is crucial for continuous development, learning and creating new solutions,“ adds Agata Błaszkiewicz, HR Director at Colliers International.


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Monika Rajska-Wolinska

Managing Partner | Poland

Warsaw

As Managing Partner of Colliers International in Poland, Monika is responsible for all strategic and operational activities of the company. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector and is  a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the CEO Round Table, Young Presidents' Organization and Women Leadership in Business Foundation. Monika is a licensed property manager passionate about real estate and delivering tailor made solutions. In April 2015, Monika was named Professional of the Year in the prestigious CEE Quality Awards organised in cooperation with the Financial Times. Monika is one of the twelve members of the Colliers EMEA Board, which sets the direction of the company’s development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Monika graduated from the Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Development and Society, and holds an MBA from The Polish Open University affiliated with Oxford Brookes in London. She is a local patriot promoting Poland among foreign investors and tenants. A real fan of innovative, out-of-the-box solutions taking business to the next level of development.

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Joanna Kozarzewska

Clients Relationship Manager

Warsaw

Joanna joined Colliers International in Feb 2017 as a Client Reslationship Director responsible for building trustful business relations, supervising pitching processes and supporting business development activities.

For over 7 years Joanna worked on a position of Recruitment Consultant dedicated to Real Estate and Construction sector. She conducted recruitment processes mainly for developers, investment funds, international advisory companies and retail chains. Since 2013 Joanna acted as a Business Unit Manager responsible for HR advisory and recruitment services for both Polish and foreign companies which business focuses on Real Estate and construction sector.

For 5 years Joanna held a position of Board Member / Head of audit Commission and PR Manager of International Facility Management Association- IFMA Poland which associates professionals from Real Estate sector.  Since 2016 she is also a representative in an international coalition that will develop the first set of globally- recognised ethics standards for real- estate sector.

She actively participates in development of Women in Real Estate in Poland organization, cooperates with Polish Council of Shopping Centers and Polish Facility Management Council . Additionally, Joanna conducts lectures on postgraduate studies on Kozminski University. 

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