Bridget Lea

For the last two years Bridget has been General Manager of Stores for Telephonic UK. Whilst managing such a high number of employees has its challenges, it is a role that she absolutely loves and she relishes the opportunity it gives her to help others and promote the BAME community.
Bridget openly encourages diversity throughout the Stores team and has been recognised by Telefónica UK’s CEO and other board members for her work in this space. Since becoming General Manager (GM) of Stores Bridget has set up a programme called Inspirational Women. This is for women in the Stores who have overcome adversity, many of whom are from the BAME community.
As the only White and Black African person in Telefónica UK’s 50-strong senior leadership team, Bridget will work not only continue to make the Stores teams a more welcoming and inclusive place, but also the rest of the business. As a result of her dedication, the Stores team now have a significantly higher BAME representation than the rest of Telefónica UK (as of January 2016 it was 21% in Stores versus 14% in Telefónica UK).