BT aims to push women upwards

BT today launches a network designed to promote women into top management
positions.

The Women’s Executive Network is the latest in a raft of initiatives
designed to boost the number of women in senior posts year-on-year.

Caroline Waters, BT’s people networks director, said the network will
outline the attributes, such as openness, risk-taking and motivating and
inspiring staff, that set high-fliers apart.

The network, which includes 200 of the company’s most senior women, is
backed by BT’s chairman, Sir Christopher Bland.

Waters said the company has also told headhunters it wants balanced lists of
candidates and is confident the company can effect change

"I think we will see change very quickly," she said.

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