Michael Sherman

Michael is the first and currently the only Black Executive Committee member at BT Group and uses his position to pull together those of Black, Asian and minority ethnicities in order to improve networking across the business. This has meant working to identify people of colour throughout the organisation and championing the improvement of the organisations data collection to help in tracking people of colour through their careers to support in their development and performance as well as to look at how BT can underpin this with appropriate measures. This has also included individual mentorship of employees of colour to support and guide them through their career. Having piloted a reporting and score carding initiative within his own team, Michael is working with his leadership team and HR to spearhead more Black, Asian and ethnic diversity across BT. He has been an active board member, investor and mentor to students through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, who focus on helping students and historically Black colleges and universities to develop next generation African-American leaders. He is also an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, supporting growth and development of Black C-suite executives and board members. In addition, Michael is an active member of Sigma Pie Phi (Boule), raising money for the Boule foundation and its associated scholarship funds, with a focus on children of African American descent.

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