Author Archives: Jo Bertram

Laying out the roadmap to sustainable business models

The climate emergency is called so for a reason – it is a problem that demands an urgent response. Not tomorrow, not next week, but today. The UK’s Net Zero target may not be until 2050, but in order to reach it we must work together now. At O2, it is our mission to build … more »

LGBT History Month: Why everyone in business should be an ally

As LGBT History Month draws to a close, I wanted to recognise what our people have been doing here at O2 – and, as executive sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion and an ally to the LGBT+ community, I have the pleasure of sharing some exciting news from our employee network, Proud @ O2. Traditionally, LGBT History Month … more »

Building the gender diverse workforce of tomorrow

By Jo Bertram, Managing Director, Business at O2 Today marks the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science; a day designed to recognise the critical role women and girls play in these fields. As a woman working in telecoms, I am often confronted with a lack of gender diversity, not just in the … more »

COVID-19 safe workplaces: the tech you need to know

Whilst work didn’t stop, COVID-19 meant many workplaces did. As people gradually begin to return to their offices and workplaces, employers and employees alike are looking for safety, reassurance, but also to minimise disruption where possible. I’m a passionate believer that in digital technologies we can find opportunities to improve the way businesses operate. That’s … more »

O2's Mark Leonard named as an OUTstanding LGBT+ future leader

By Jo Bertram, Managing Director, O2 Business and Executive Sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion Today, I’m thrilled to say our very own Mark Leonard has been named as an LGBT+ Future Leader in the annual OUTstanding list. The award, published today on Yahoo! Finance, recognises the top 50 individuals globally who have made a significant … more »

Proud at O2 marks Pride 2019

By Jo Bertram, O2 Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion This week I’m getting ready for Pride after our staff network, Proud at O2, invited members of O2’s executive committee to join them.  I attend most years, but this will be my first time taking part in the O2 parade.  Alongside Ann Pickering and Nina … more »

O2's Ana Herranz named in Management Today's 35 Women Under 35

By Jo Bertram, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, O2 Recently Ana Herranz, O2’s (Telefonica UK) Head of Customer & Commercial Strategy was named in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35, the UK’s longest-running, prestigious list of female business talent. I was incredibly proud to learn of Ana’s inclusion– having been selected from a competitive shortlist for … more »

Bringing BAME to the table

Diversity is not a new subject. Whether it’s in films, in sport or, closer to home, in the workplace, diversity remains a hot topic. We need to strive to live in a world where everyone feels empowered. Where everyone feels included and valued. This is something that I’m particularly passionate about and last September I … more »