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Welcome Sylwia Chmielewska, BEMO's First Hire of 2021

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Sylwia is the newest addition to our BEMO team and we couldn't be happier to have her! Joining us as our Head of People, Sylwia will be a stellar addition to our Leadership Team and will spearhead our aggressive recruiting plan, seeking out the best of the best for BEMO. We are so pleased to have her on the team!

A little background on Sylwia:

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Sylwia comes to the U.S. by way of her homeland of Poland. Sylwia and her husband arrived in Washington state for what they thought would be a short stint in Redmond when he was recruited by Microsoft. 17 years later, they are still living in Washington! Having gone to law school in Poland, Sylwia was drawn to the rules and order as well as the help Human Resources provides companies and their employees.

Luckily for us, HR is what brought her to know our CEO, Bruno Lecoq, and what brings them to work together again, all these years later at BEMO! While Washington has clearly created a place in Sylwia's heart, when asked where her favorite place on earth was, she replied "My parents' house". Family is important to Sylwia. Her favorite family tradition? "Eating dinner together every day. We laugh a lot during dinner". says Sylwia about herself, her husband, and their two kiddos, ages 13 and 7. Their bunny, Coco, and their fish, Sparkly, also add to the fun.

 

Coco


When she has time to herself, Sylwia loves to paint. "I am passionate about painting. It helps me relax and be more creative in other aspects of my life."

 

Sylwia art

Sylwia brings that creativity to the kitchen too! She absolutely loves to bake. Look at these amazing Polish Croissants she made!Sylwia Polish Croissants-1Still, right now, her biggest project takes place in the garage: mounting her tow hitch to her car with her husband! Sylwia is certainly a multi-talented individual. When we asked her the question "Who inspires you" she said "People that I can learn from and are enthusiastic about their job, family, etc. They are passionate about what they do. Positive people, because very often they spread the positive energy around them and other people feel good, positive and energetic."

A few more fun facts about Sylwia:

What was the best concert you ever attended? Stanislaw Soyka concert (Polish artist). The concert was in the Grand Theater in Poznan, Poland.

If you could be any animal, which would you be? A tiger because of its strength, confidence, and courage

What’s the last book you read? Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with my son.

What’s your favorite movie? "The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain"

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Insanity ride on the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. I was clearly insane doing this ride. 😊

What are you currently watching on Netflix? “Lost in Space” and “The Kominsky Method”.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been to, where would you go? Bora Bora (it is on my Bucket List)

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Elon Musk (could be interesting Mars related conversation), my grandpa Leon (I was too little when he passed away and I didn’t have a chance to know him better), Simon Sinek (always good to hear his inspirational talk), and Bruce Willis (just because he is my favorite actor)

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue. The color of the sky and the ocean.

Welcome Sylwia Chmielewska!

We are delighted to have you join the team, Sylwia! Welcome to BEMO.

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