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Rachel Higham

Rachel is passionate about securing the future of women in technology careers for generations to come.  She is the Founder and Executive Sponsor of BT TechWomen, Executive Ally of the BT Gender Network and champions gender equality and inclusive design globally for BT.   BT TechWomen provides a year-long development programme and supportive network that has delivered a tangible impact to the careers of its 2,550 alumni.  Rachel’s work with TechWomen has transformed BT’s agenda for women in key technology, commercial and operational roles.  She also acts as cohort Mentor for BT India TechWomen and has personally supported 126 women in furthering their careers this year. Rachel is Board Chair of FACT, a digital arts charity, and her work has seen over 2,800 women across all backgrounds receive access to digital, media and tech training helping to transform their lives and those of their communities.