The international team of experts and practitioners of diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Czech Republic, Holland and Denmark.
Group Chief People Officer at Home Credit International (part of PPF Group)
Renata's background is in finance and business. She has hold several CFO and CEO roles during her career. Finance is her strong background and HR where she promotes respect to diversity, humanity and inclusiveness is her strong passion. Currently, she represents Home Credit International (part of PPF Group) leading global teams as a Group Chief People Officer. She has been active in promoting diversity as a speaker, mentor or by publishing children's and family book "Amazing Women from the Heart of Europe".
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager for IKEA CZ, HU and SK
Roman has more than ten years of experience in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Within IKEA Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia he focuses on the integration of strategies and projects that aim to provide equal opportunities to all employees and support various disadvantaged groups not only within the company but also throughout the region.
Founder and Director of OPIM, D&I Trainer and Consultant
Jana has been working in the field of diversity, equality, inclusion and human rights over the last 20 years, starting in the European waters working for the Council of Europe mainly. She founded OPIM in 2001 to fulfill her big dream to raise awareness and educate in the field of DEI leading to social impact change. She thrives for holistic approach to D&I. She stands behind numerous international projects. During her career she held managerial positions for global companies in HR and Training in travel retail and automotive industry.
Jana is a passionate diversity expert with 20+ years of experience in HR. In her role of Diversity & Inclusion manager at Vodafone she has focused on creating a truly inclusive environment where anyone can thrive. Jana believes in a future without gender, age, sexual or cultural biases. She has implemented many initiatives that have been perceived as inspiration in the market and recognised with various HR awards, e.g. for family-friendly policies, including a 16-week parental leave, support offered to the victims of domestic abuse, job flexibility, support of LGBT+ people or colleagues with disabilities.
Director of Diversity and Communities at Avast, Founder of Czechitas
Dita is a Chairwoman and (cheer) leader of the Czechitas organization, which she founded in 2013, and Director of Diversity and Communities at Avast. With a background in software engineering, she enjoys educating and finding new talent in information technology and digital skills, community building and their organizational culture, social impact entrepreneurship and the topic of diversity. She is a member of the board of directors of Social Impact International and Česko.Digital.
Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen
Chief Consultant at Living Institute Denmark
Kasper's passion lies in promoting cultures of inclusion. He specialises in inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias and cross-culture as well as disciplinary collaborations. He is a Chief Consultant for the most senior D&I organisation in Denmark. He combines practical experience, theoretical knowledge with anthropology background in facilitations, trainings and diversity strategy builidng. He is a brilliant entertaining keynote speaker.
Tereza De Bardi
Consulting Director and D&I Lead at Deloitte CZ
Tereza is a creative person, combining many interests and passions. As Consulting director at Deloitte, she works with clients on large transformation programs, mainly in the field of Finance and Shared Services. Through her 20 + years career in the business world, she knows how to navigate the waters of the male-dominated environment well and hopes to see more diversified leadership and management levels in business soon. From 2020, Tereza leads the D&I agenda in Deloitte Czech Republic.
Ingrid Veling-de Block
Ignite Coaching & Consultancy Founder
Ingrid is an expert in culture change, leadership & talent development and diversity, Inclusion and belonging. As CHRD & L&D Director in the financial and IT sector, Ingrid supported leaders and high potentials from various cultures in their development and creating and implementing D&I approaches. She has a multi-cultural perspective on Talent Agility, Leadership Effectiveness and organisation dynamics. She is an executive coach, trainer and D&I advisor.
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