Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2012
Jitka is an experienced senior manager/director and change maker with over 18 years of experience in human rights and community regeneration work; both in developing countries in the Global South, and an EU environment.
She has worked both as a service provider of innovative programmes for marginalised and under-represented communities facing multi-faceted social-economic discrimination, and also as a lobbyist for migrant women’s rights at an EU level. She is able to act both at senior management level, with extensive technical expertise, and as a manager of complex stakeholder engagements, including UN bodies, EU members states, philanthropic and corporate funders, local and national governments, as well as local communities and grassroots organisations.
Originally from Czech Republic, Jitka is an effective communicator across cultural, political, and social audiences. Throughout her career, Jitka feels that she has been fortunate to have line managers and mentors who believed in her abilities, and gave her responsibility to develop innovative services and supported her to become a visionary leader with a clear track record of change management.
She is currently involved in several initiatives and has been working on developing a UK Migrant Women’s Platform. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to utilise her wide range of experience and skills in an environment which meets her values.
Current principal role: UK Representative
Current principal organisation: European Network of Migrant Women
Other leadership role 1: Director
Other organisation 1: Migrant Women's Platform UK
Other leadership role 2: Co-founder
Other organisation 2: EthicalWEBDesign
Research: The aspirations for social inclusion as seen by South Asian Muslim Women Newly-Arrived to the UK (with support from the Home Office)
Research topics: Accessibility; Citizenship; Community development; Equality;
Secondment host: Johnson & Johnson