Dr. Malgorzata (Margaret) P. Bonikowska is a Polish-Canadian print and radio journalist, broadcaster, community activist, educator, linguist, teacher, author, and cultural entrepreneur. Educated in Poland and Great Britain, she is the editor-in-chief of the leading Polish-Canadian newspaper “Gazeta”, of “POLcast” - the award-winning first-ever English-language podcast about Poland and Poles around the world, and of Our Kids Polska. She collaborates with radio stations in New York City and Montreal, and is a contributor to renowned magazines in Poland.
She has received numerous awards, both Canadian and Polish, including Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (Canada), the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, the International Order of St. Stanislaus (Poland), the Canadian Ethnic Journalists' and Writers' Club 25th Anniversary Award (Canada), Brilliant Minded Women Award (Canada), an Award of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, an Ontario Volunteer Service Award (Canada), and others.
Passionate senior HR leader with 20 years experience in multinational companies, in health care, commercial and product supply environment.
Enjoys introducing new ways of working; process and change management; operational excellence and equality & inclusion; and having fun at work:)
MBTI practitioner, Art-therapy coach, mentor in Vital Voices.
Journalist, current affairs programmes host. A graduate of Cambridge University, Preston (UCLAN) as well as American Studies Center at Warsaw University. A British Chevening Scholar and a scholar of Robert Schumann Institute in Budapest. Formerly a host of the Polish Public Television political shows. With intensive experience with the BBC TV (e.g. HardTalk) as well as Danish media. An editor and host of Oxford style debates realised with Onet.pl in Teatr Polski in Warsaw. Media skills coach. Specialising in political interviews and current affairs analyses. Member of the Board of the "Polish World News". President of the British Alumni Society in Poland.