Pride Business Forum Voices is an inspirational talk show where motivational guests will share stories about their coming out, being openly LGBT+ person in the workplace, or the hardship of pursuing equality in the Czech workplace. Join us during the 4th edition of this talk show and get inspired by our excellent speakers. PBF members have a free entry.
Dive into a world of inspiration and empowerment with the 4th Pride Business Forum Voices, where the power of storytelling transcends boundaries. Storytelling allows us to learn from another person’s experiences and shapes, strengthens, or challenges our opinions. When these voices catch our attention and engage us, we are more likely to absorb the message and meaning within it than if the same message was presented simply in facts and figures.
Our talk show serves as a beacon of connection, fostering a community of individuals who share a passion for inclusivity and equality. Join us not only to witness captivating stories but also to engage in a dynamic dialogue that extends beyond the screen. Through this immersive experience, we aim to ignite conversations that have a ripple effect, influencing not just workplaces but society at large. Voices is not just a talk show; it’s a catalyst for a change and an opportunity to amplify voices that are rewriting the narrative of acceptance and understanding.
Listen, watch, meet, and get inspired by not only LGBT+ voices that change workplaces. Take a look at how the previous editions of this marvellous talk show looked like here.
DRESS CODE: Casual
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After graduating from Acting and Stage direction at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Daniela Špinar has served as a guest director in many regional and Prague theatres with great success; she was also briefly a resident director at the Theatre in Vinohrady, where her most famous production, Vojcek, was created. Furthermore, she collaborated with the independent theatre Letí. Before joining the National Theatre Drama, she collected all the domestic theatre awards, some of them repeatedly.
From the 2015/2016 season until the 2021/2022 season, she was the fourth post-1989 Artistic director of the National Theatre Drama. In this position, she evolved as an author and staged several of her own dramatizations and text collages in addition to classics.
She has been a freelance director since 2022.
Daniel Aleš Weiss
He is a young associate lawyer with two years of experience in the field of labour law. He comes from the small town of Krnov, but has been living in Prague for the last two and a half years. During his studies, he also focused on human rights issues, which gave him a broad view of the legal field and a side interest in activism. He currently works in an international law firm where he specializes in labor law.
Despite his professional involvement, Daniel has been pursuing an unconventional hobby - drag - for over four years. He regularly performs as Cassiopeia on the Prague scene but also abroad, which is an interesting contrast to his still relatively conservative working environment in advocacy.
Project Coordinator of Educational Projects at Škoda Auto
Jan Kotik is a passionate force originating from Zlin, Czech Republic, dedicated to forging meaningful connections and unlocking potential of all of us. With an International Relations degree from Prague University of Economics and Business and an MBA degree from Bradley University in the US, Jan has pioneered and nurtured Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs at Škoda Auto (Czechia) and SEAT (Spain). Currently leading communication and strategy at Škoda Academy, Learning & Development department at Škoda Auto, Jan is also a DEI ambassador in the Czech Republic. Jan’s impact extends to being a core team member of Škoda Proud employee network, advocating LGBT+ initiatives in the Czech Republic and serving as an Advisory Board member at D&I Shapers by OPIM. Jan is committed to fostering a more inclusive world.
Berkan Yildiran is a proud LGBTQ+ person, originally from Istanbul, Turkiye. Having resided in Prague for over 10 years, he currently works as a Site Support Lead at MSD Czech Republic. Berkan actively champions diversity, inclusion, and equal rights, both within his organization and beyond. He is Rainbow Alliance ERG Czech Republic Co-Lead and capABILITY Network ERG Europe Lead, advocating for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment. Berkan's efforts have been instrumental in MSD CZ receiving the gold prize from the Pride Business Forum for being one of the top LGBTQ+ friendly employers. He is dedicated to collaborating with Pride Business Forum to further promote these important topics and is committed to contributing towards the creation of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.
She is the Country Communication and Patient Engagement Head for Novartis Czech Republic. She joined Novartis in 2020. As a Communications Director, she handles all aspects of internal and external communication, patient-focused activities, and publicity. Katerina is also the nominated spokesperson of our Novartis in the Czech Republic. In 2022, Katerina became the proud sponsor of One Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ERG (OneDEI) in the Czech Republic and provides counsel, support, and guidance to the ERG Leads and Members, including Pride Czechia. Katerina was also awarded the Pride Business Forum Hero Award in 2023.
As a graduate in experimental particle physics, Lenka is not only fascinated by numbers but also by words, as long as they have meaning. Additionally, she has a skill for handling stones and brooms, as she plays curling. Besides, she is involved in organizing human rights, social, and science events. She also enjoys hiking, mentors high school students, improvises, and performs within the realm of slam poetry and poetry jams.
Start time: 18:00
Venue: Opero, Salvátorská 931, Praha 1, 110 00
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