Interview with Magdalena Linke-Koszek: Behind-the-scenes Of A Young Polish Entrepreneur
WRITTEN BY Darja Maskin
Magdalena is a businesswoman, mother of two, lawyer, author, lecturer, founder, and CEO of Her impact. Today we welcome her into our BB Community.
In today’s interview, Magda talks about HerImpact, her team, challenges, and fashion in her life. Let’s look at the behind-the-scenes of a young Polish entrepreneur.
What is Her Impact? What inspired you to create the HR source for women?
HerImpact is a start-up founded by me and my friend Karolina in 2020. It aims to help young women become successful in the labor market. We are a technology startup, which means we have an app that we create with unique content from experts to help women develop themselves.
The last few years have been challenging for all - businesses and employees. What would you say helps you grow?
We initiated HerImact in 2020, so [it is] right after the pandemic has started. It was really tough for us to grow our business at that time. Especially since we were both pregnant then. But we decided to try, and we focused on building a huge community of women between the age of 25 to 44. After that, we saw that so many women registered for HerImpact. We now have 45 000 women who are using HerImpact mainly every day. And benefiting from its value – finding a job or just fulfilling their dreams and building for themselves their personal brand.
Courage starts with letting ourselves be seen
What’s the most challenging aspect of being a woman entrepreneur?
I worked for 10 years in the corporate world. And after that, I decided to start my own. I was feeling very ready for that. And now, I feel that being my boss is a huge success for me. I try to work very hard and keep my [work-life] balance by spending time with my daughter and my family. And I try to be very present [as a] boss who’s having great relationships with other team members. It’s very important that people feel satisfied and fulfilled at work, so I try to be present. And I also try to be active [as an] entrepreneur who is giving lectures, traveling, and growing the business. And I think that’s successful. HerImpact has become so successful [because] I’m always very present, and it's a place that’s really in my heart. Because we are helping many women, it's significant for me.
What role do beauty and fashion play in your life?
I graduated in law and history, and I always follow the connection between fashion, art, and culture. And for many years, I’ve been doing “SEZON MAG, " a magazine dedicated to fashion and art. And I’ve been doing it with my husband, who works in the creative and fashion industry.
What do you rely on when choosing an outfit in the morning?
In the morning, I try to be very fast, and I usually have a lot of meetings during the day, which means mainly business meetings. So I try to wear something nice, elegant and comfortable at the same time. But also I need to have fashionable clothes because I like them very much. So I try to add some accessories that I like most and some jewelry that would be unique.
Your favorite quote?
Courage starts with letting ourselves be seen.
We couldn’t agree more with Magdalena, so we welcome you to watch our interview.