Our Team

  • Jana Tikalová
    Founder and CEO
    I have been active in diversity, human rights, and inclusion for 20+ years. During my university studies, I founded OPIM. I graduated from anthropology in the UK. I worked on the international level first 8 years.

    I have experience with senior positions in HR and Training development in travel retail and automotive. As a trainer and consultant, I help to leverage diversity & inclusion in the organization.

    I am a visionary and a well of ideas open to new challenges. In OPIM I lead the team and B2B partners relations. I am a co-founder and member of the Advisory Board of D&I Shapers by OPIM.

  • Martin Kokeš
    IT support & development
    I am a teacher of web design and applications in the secondary school. Among my students there are students with special needs.

    When I was introduced OPIM and one of the projects Diversity Talent Pool, it all fit into the big picture. Somehow my work helps the students to connect with future employers.

    In OPIM I focus primarely on the app backend Diversity Talent Pool and implementation of new technologies.
  • Jana Gajdošová
    Operations & Communication
    Human rights, diversity and inclusion has been my dream work since my ethnology studies. I am part of OPIM over 10 years, starting as a volunteer and coordinator of its evergreen project Living Library. Currently I take care of operations and communication.

    I connect my passion for D&I with my experience of project management.

    I also have passion for education and career consulting. I have been member of the EU working group, representing the Czech Republic for early education termination.

    I am communicative, but I also like my quiet time for conceptual work, learning and reading.
  • Šárka Staňková
    Strategic Partnership Manager
    At OPIM, I work as a Partnership Specialist and create new collaborative relationships. I strive to find the most appropriate solution tailored to individual needs.

    In the past, I have also worked in the education sector, working with children with special educational needs, among others. This experience made me more aware of the need to respect the uniqueness of each of us.

    This gradually led me to work in the field of partnerships and business, where I can build bridges between people and organisations. I believe that diversity is not just a word on paper, but a key element of a successful company as well as work culture.
  • Katarína Kabáth
    Trainer, Coach and Facilitator
    I am a passionate facilitator and coach, a guide through individual and corporate change. I have over 20 years of experience (since 1998) in the business field, focusing on supporting, training and coaching adults in multicultural and diverse environments of about 50 countries and different corporate or organizational cultures.

    In addition to completing my Master's degree at the University of Bratislava and Prague, I am an advocate of lifelong growth and learning. My major steps in recent years include international certified trainings in Cultural Intelligence, Nature as Co-facilitator, Game Changing Index, certification as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, Points of You® trainer, Sociomapping® facilitator and Integral Growth Coaching coach.
  • Barbora Sedlářová
    Living Library Schools
    Since the beginning of my studies, I have been passionate about human rights, inclusion, and diversity. I am particularly interested in the Middle East. Equality, for me, does not mean uniformity for all but rather treating every person as a unique individual.

    In the past six years, and also during my maternity and parental leave, I have been working as a journalist, reporting on domestic, international, and regional news.

    I am a reliable organiser with great organisational skills, which I've gained during my parental leave. In OPIM, I help with organising Living Libraries for schools and in charge of monthly newsletter.
  • Dinah Spritzer
    Trainer & Facilitator - Interculture Comm
    I am a communication consultant focusing on diversity, intercultural dialogue, writing without jargon, media literacy, sexual harassment prevention and boosting women's confidence.

    I have been working as a journalist for two decades across the globe, covering minorities, religion, and gender for the New York Times, USAToday, The Jerusalem Post, and other brand-name media.
    I am an American who specializes in the unique social and cultural dynamics of CEE and has lived in Prague since 2001.

    I teach journalism at New York University and am an author of "Global and Intercultural Communications," an academic book (2021).

    In OPIM I co-facilitate workshops on intercultural dialogue.