Johana Jonáková [johana.jonakova(at)genderstudies.cz] Director
She graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences, majoring in German and Austrian Area Studies. After graduation she worked in Gender Studies as a project coordinator before joining the European Union. Subsequently, she worked at the Ministry of Regional Development in the field of Structural Funds methodology, with emphasis on horizontal priorities and evaluation. She spent a year at the Robert Bosch Foundation's study programme for prospective public administration staff at the Ministry of Economics in Berlin and at the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Since 2007 she has worked as a freelance consultant for the preparation and implementation of projects supported by EU funds. The focus of her work was on projects for human resource development, social integration and school education. In parallel, she was involved in the evaluation of programmes from the perspective of social integration and equal opportunities. In 2017, she returned to Gender Studies where she led a team working on gender audits of companies. She is the author and coordinator of the currently implemented project Czechoslovakia in Women's Memory. She is a member of the Gender Expert Chamber of the Czech Republic.
Areas of interest: modern history, social integration, gender audits, gender in education
Markéta Štěpánová [marketa.stepanova(at)genderstudies.cz] Deputy Director, Project Manager
She has worked in Gender Studies in various positions since 2005, but she had already encountered feminism long before that in activist circles. She graduated from the Higher Vocational School of Information Services, majoring in library science, and is currently studying Teaching for the first grade of primary school at the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University. She has coordinated projects focused on multiple discrimination, family policy and reconciliation of personal and professional life. For many years, she was the editor-in-chief of the Equal Opportunities in Context online magazine, led workshops in maternity centres focused on anti-discrimination and women's return to the labour market after maternity and parental leave, and was a librarian at the Gender Studies library.
In recent years, she has focused on gender-sensitive upbringing and education, she conducts workshops on gender stereotypes and their manifestations in the education system. She presents tools that help promote individualization and equality in education. She led the project Education for Respect and Tolerance: from teachers to children. She is currently a professional guide for democratic culture at Lyčkovo náměstí Elementary School, she coordinates the projects Democratic Culture at Lyčkovo náměstí Elementary School and Democratic Culture at Lyčkovo Square II. She is also a librarian at the Gender Studies Library.
Areas of interest: gender sensitive education, pedagogy, critical thinking, family policy, social policy
PhDr. Mgr. Josef Vošmik [josef.vosmik(at)genderstudies.cz] Specialist for the cooperation with employers
Josef joined Gender Studies in 2015 as a specialist for the cooperation with employers. He also coordinates the contest “Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities”. He achieved master´s degree in Social Work and later in Public and Social Policy, both at the Charles University in Prague. He is still a student of the doctoral programme in Applied Ethics at the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University where he specializes in ethical perspective of gender issues. Up to now he has worked in the public as well as nonprofit and for-profit sectors, especially in administration and coordination of the projects financed through the European Social Fund, but also training, gender issues and services for children in institutional care.
Areas of interest: gender studies, social policy and employment, applied ethics
Marie Koval, M. A. [marie.koval(at)genderstudies.cz] Oral historian
Marie completed an internship at Gender Studies on the Girls Day project in April 2019, and since December 2019 she has been working here as an oral historian and content supervisor within the Czechoslovakia in Women's Memory project and coordinating the Girls Day event. Since June 2020, she has also been the editor-in-chief of the quarterly Equal Opportunities in Context. She holds a Master's degree in Public History, Oral History and Community Heritage from the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom. She focuses on oral history and gender, particularly on the female political prisoners of the 1950s and 1960s, prison culture and the history of everyday life. Since May 2022, she has been involved in the project From Eliška Krásnohorská to Jiřina Šiklová: In the Footsteps of Female Education as an archival specialist.
Areas of interest: modern history, oral history, gender history, queer activism, music and art, sexual violence prevention
Mgr. Anna Kotková [anna.kotkova(at)genderstudies.cz] Project Coordinator
Graduated in journalism (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague) and Jewish Studies - Ethnology (Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University Prague). She has been focused on the topic of work and care or best employers' practices in the field of equal opportunities of women and men. She represented Gender Studies in FoRS (Czech Forum for Development Cooperation, 2013-2017), also she took part in and lead its working group "Gender", and in Social Watch CZ (2010-2014). She was also active in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, in 22% K ROVNOSTI - in a project, tackling gender pay gap. Since 2021 she works for the project "Na 1 lodi" as a maternity and parental leave management specialist. She also manages the international project "Prevent and Support - Cyber Gender Based Violence".
Areas of interest: gender and urbanism (member of AutoMat organisation), gender and media, gender and language, development cooperation, jewish history and culture, jazz and swing (Lindy Hop) and the era between WWI and WWII.
Mgr. Klára Čmolíková Cozlová [klara.cozlova(at)genderstudies.cz] Project Manager
Klára joined Gender Studies in 2015. While holding a degree in Social Work (college VOŠ and ETF UK) she also graduated with a degree in Gender Studies at FHS UK, where she focused on gender auditting in Czech Republic. She focuses on gender based violence, gender sensitive social work, diversity management in the scope of age management and management of gender equality. She is specialized in the topic of labour market, work-life-balance and management of maternity and paternity leave. She is a manager of the project Na jedné lodi. Since 2020 she is a vice-president of Gender Expert Chamber in CZ.
Areas of interest: gender and labour market, gender sensitive social work, gender audits, gender mainstreaming.
Markéta Budská [marketa.budska(at)@genderstudies.cz] Financial Manager
Bc. Lucie Přibyl [lucie.pribyl(at)genderstudies.cz] Librarian, Information Specialist
She graduated from Andragogy and Personnel Management and studied Information Studies and Librarianship at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. She completed her librarian internship in the library of the Theater Institute, worked in the library of the Military History Institute as a cataloger and for several years ran the library at the Jan Amos Komenský University.
At Gender Studies, she is a librarian at the Jiřina Šiklová Library, coordinator of the Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities award and also participates in the international project Prevention and Support for Cyber Gender Based Violence. From May 2022, she is involved in the project From Eliška Krásnohorská to Jiřina Šiklová: In the Footsteps of Female Education as an information specialist. In addition to Gender Studies, she has been working as a volunteer for QFF Mezipatra and the Prague Pride festival for several years.
Areas of interest: intersectional feminism, gender sensitive language, queer culture, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Bc. Agáta Hrdličková (she/her, they/them) [agata.hrdlickova(at)genderstudies.cz]
Agata is finishing master's in Gender Studies at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University - their research analyzes how Czech schools approach LGBTQ+ students. She has been working as a primary prevention lecturer since 2013. Their main focus is on LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education - they creates trainings and workshops for teachers, children, youth or parents. Agata has experience in working with demanding class groups (e.g. classes affected by bullying) within selective prevention programs and in consultations with school counseling offices. She participates in a project focused on cyber security and digital well-being as an e-learning creator, lesson methodologist and trainer.
Areas of interest: gender in education, LGBTQ+ youth, prevention of homophobia and transphobia, gender inclusive schools, gender-based cyberbullying
Bc. Helena Skálová [helena.skalova(at)genderstudies.cz]
Board of Directors
Petra Štogrová Jedličková
Mgr. Lada Wichterlová
Bc. Helena Skálová
Board of Supervisors
PhDr. Eliška Janšová
PhDr. Hana Maříková
Mgr. Zuzana Uhde, Ph.D.