The Muslim Network is one of our people networks that aims to promote and encourage Diversity & Inclusion across BT. The goal of the Muslim Network is to provide a platform to harness the talent of Muslims and our members across BT, by connecting to our people, business and communities.
I have been fortunate enough to be given a senior role within the network and am also the Comms lead for the network!
We have organised many exciting and educational activities over the last year. During Islamophobia Awareness Month in November 2020, we launched a BT-wide campaign to shed light on Islamophobia and invited all colleagues to a knowledge call on the topic. The campaign sparked some important conversations and gave colleagues a deeper insight into the struggles and Islamophobia Muslims face regularly.
We also organised the 'Apprenticeship Discovery Series', which was a three-part virtual event set out to promote and raise awareness of the apprenticeships that BT offers and also to guide the attendees in their applications.
Recently we ran a Ramadan campaign with the aim of educating fellow colleagues about what Ramadan is and what it means to Muslims. The campaign involved many activities like our Ramadan quiz and Ramadan knowledge call. The eagle-eyed in London may have also spotted a Ramadan greeting on the BT Tower info band on the first day of the holy month!