News Corp plans network of its female execs

The News Corp is planning to launch a global network for its female executives.

It is understood that James Murdoch, News Corporation chairman, and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, will lead the network.

Brooks reportedly discussed the shape of the planned network with several senior women journalists working for the News Corp at a dinner she hosted for them.

Among those who attended the dinner were News of the World deputy editor Victoria Newton, Sun Saturday editor Jane Johnson, Saturday Times editor Nicola Jeal, Times executive editor Alex O'Connell, Sunday Times associate editor Eleanor Mills, Times comment editor Anne Spackman, News of the World Fabulous magazine editor Sally Eyden, Sunday Times Magazine editor Sarah Baxter, Times assistant editor Anoushka Healy, Sunday Times Style magazine deputy editor Camilla Long and Sunday Times Washington correspondent Christina Lamb.