OUR STORY
Founders of D&I Shapers are two. Two women. Two friends.

Jana Tikalova and Tereza De Bardi. Jana is the CEO of OPIM, an NGO with a 20 years history in diversity and inclusion on the Czech market. Tereza is a consulting director and D&I ambassador at Deloitte. Both of them are passionate about people development, leadership, culture, and diversity at the workplace.

They met in January 2021 to discuss how to adopt a global D&I strategy in the local environment. Their passion, drive with an impact and chemistry clicked together instantly.


Soon they realized that they aim for the same target in the D&I agenda - bring a systemic change, applying a holistic approach instead of small isolated actions. Jana’s agile but impactful execution and D&I expertise combined with Tereza’s business knowledge and project mindset gave the solid basis for D&I Shapers to be born on 1st June 2021.

Partners
Brave and bold partners from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Denmark as Dita Formankova (Avast and Czechitas), Renata Mrazova (Home Credit International), Roman Bojko (IKEA), Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen (Living Institute), Wolda Grant (Deloitte SK) and Ingrid Veling-de Block (Ignite) gave us their trust and stood behind the idea from the beginning, providing support and wisdom during the first months.
Growth
D&I Shapers is growing and after a few months of existence, there were 12 strong players standing behind and being part of the community. These companies employ 150.000+ people, which is already a huge impact. The number of member organizations, which the platform is connecting, vastly grows. It could easily mean bringing more social impact to the local market in a shorter time if we join forces together.
D&I Shapers was founded by the organization OPIM with expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion for 20+ years.
Our Drive and Passion
Inviting more people to the table generates more ideas and impact. That is why we created a diverse and international

D&I Shapers Board of Advisors Team.

  • Jana Tikalová
    Founder & CEO OPIM
    I am eager to move the needle in diversity, equity and inclusion together. Shaping it with practical tools and approaches.
  • Tereza De Bardi
    Consulting Director and D&I Lead at Deloitte CZ
    I am excited to co-create energy that will make the business and the society more inclusive, mindful and respectful.
  • Roman Bojko
    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager for IKEA CZ, HU and SK
    I look forward to connecting with D&I changemakers from CZ and abroad for inspiration and driving the change together.
  • Jana Vychroňová
    Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Vodafone Czech Republic
    I am excited about joining this team of D&I professionals and look forward to creating inclusive future for everyone together.
  • Renata Mrázová
    Group Chief People Officer at Home Credit International
    (part of PPF Group)
    I look forward to meeting many inspirational people with the same level of ambition and aspiration to make a change.

  • Dita Formánková
    Director of Diversity and Communities at Avast, Founder of Czechitas
    I love the opportunity to be shaping the DEI landscape in the Czech Republic together with such inspiring and impactful colleagues.
  • Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen
    Chief Consultant at Living Institute Denmark
    I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with people passionate about shaping a more inclusive future for everyone.
  • Ingrid Veling-de Block
    Ignite Coaching & Consultancy Founder
    I look forward to shift together perspectives and mindsets of people and organisations to create equal opportunities for us all.
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