Renata Siemienska-Zochowska, sociologist, full professor at University of Warsaw, head of the Center of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the R.B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, and chair holder of the UNESCO Chair “Women, Society and Development”, U of W. She is also head of Chair of Sociology of Social Change at M. Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. She was director of the R.B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies of the University of Warsaw (2002-2012), head of the chair of Sociology Education and Schooling of the Institute of Sociology , U of W (1991-2009). Siemienska obtained Ph.D. at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland) in 1969, habilitation at University of Warsaw in 1977, title of professor in 1992. She was a fellow of the Ford Foundation, the Am. Council of Learned Societies in USA (University of Michigan) and the Italian National Science Foundation, visiting professor in the USA (several times at University of Michigan, University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Santa Clara University, etc. ) and in Canada (Toronto University). Siemienska served as president of the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), expert of UN, UNESCO (Division of Human Rights and Peace), the Council of Europe and European Commission. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Plenipotentiary of Equal Status of Men and Women in Poland (1992-2005). Member of several editorial boards of international journals; author and editor 27 books and 150 essays on comparative cross-national value systems, ethnic relations, women’s public participation, socialization, system of education, family, gender inequality in public sphere (politics, labor market) and welfare system. She has high experience in organization of research teams and conducting studies using quantitative and qualitative methods, analysis of documents, public discourse etc., preparation of reports for international organizations and governmental agencies.