BT's Ethnic Minority Network e-mentoring programme


The BT Ethnic Minority Network (EMN), is a proactive, employee based, self help group which is run by a small group of dedicated people over and above their very busy 'day jobs'. The EMN has grown into one of the largest company sponsored networks of its kind in the world, since its inception 7 years ago, with thousands of members world-wide.

The EMN was established to encourage greater diversity throughout BT and help bring significant commercial, community and individual benefits to BT and its people. The network has a key role to play in persuading, advising and guiding individuals of the effective promotion of racial equality. The Network contributes to the creation of a level playing field for all BT's people and influences decisions in the areas of Recruitment Policy, Personal Development and Training.

Its Vision is

To become the leading company sponsored network in the world.

Its Mission is

To develop and encourage BT's ethnic community to achieve their full potential, whilst supporting BT in the pursuit of its global aspirations.

The EMN E-Mentoring Programme

The EMN E-Mentoring Programme has been set-up to provide a global reach and enhance the capabilities of its traditional Mentoring Programme which, aims to develop individuals and help them discover their capabilities, understand the culture of the organisation, remove barriers, break the glass ceiling, enhance their careers and achieve their full potential.

Over the years the traditional Mentoring Programme has grown significantly with Mentors being recruited from across the organisation in the UK, with varying knowledge, experience and cultural backgrounds. The net result has been the production of numerous role models, higher aspirations, increased motivation, better cultural awareness and improved attainment. The aim of the E-Mentoring Programme is achieve similar results but on a global basis.

The E-Mentoring Programme will work alongside the traditional programme and provide the much needed global reach by overcoming the barriers of distance and time. Mentors and Mentees will span the globe and will be made up of people from BT, its Joint Ventures and Strategic Global Partners.

The programme aims to build on the success of the existing scheme, which is highly respected within BT and is recognised as a leader in its field externally by other organisations.

The E-Mentoring Programme has got off to a flying start and has already attracted people on to the scheme from across the UK, Italy, Netherlands and USA.

For Further Details Contact Zulfi Hussain on +44 (0)113 246 6730 or email: