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Lunch With Books - SOURCE of Resilience: The Story of a Refugee Family from Ukraine

May 21, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch With Books - SOURCE of Resilience: The Story of a Refugee Family from Ukraine

More than two years after the full-fledged invasion of Ukraine by Russia, ten million Ukrainians still cannot return to their homes. The decision to leave Ukraine was a harrowing one for Roman and Olga Panivnyk. Torn between loyalty to their country, concern for Olga’s elderly parents and responsibility for their three children, they ultimately left to Poland. From there, the family was able to continue to Olga’s sister’s home in Pennsylvania. In this talk, Olya Panivnyk will recount their journey from Kyiv to Wheeling, share what was the SOURCE of their resilience along that journey, and describe how we may support those whom they left behind.

Olga Panivnyk graduated from Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine, with a major in International Business. She is the Founder of BeChange, Human Capital Advisor, Executive and Business Coach, Speaker, and Executive with 25 years of experience in HR, Finance, M&A, and Change Management in global FMCG, Manufacturing, and Technology businesses. She is a resilient Ukrainian who has recently started the North American branch of her coaching and consulting business out of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. Olga is proud to have a legacy of the business and HR leaders she has inspired and developed who are successful across multiple industries and geographies today.

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