Diversity & inclusion Friday news round-up: January 19, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up.

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

This week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day (15th of January). Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights leader who fought for racial equality in the US. Learn more about how employees celebrated the holiday from Monday’s blog post.

Race

Facebook just announced the appointment of the first black board member to their all-white board. Kenneth Chenault has been the CEO of American Express for the past 16 years and will move to Facebook in February.

Inclusion

The French cosmetics company L’Oreal Paris is launching a new campaign for hair products with Amena Khanas one of their models. Amena is a British beauty blogger – and wears a hijab (a headscarf).  Read more here.

Racism

After receiving even more backlash for the monkey sweatshirt (including stores being trashed in South Africa), H&M has now announced that they will appoint a Global Leader of Diversity and InclusionAnnie Wu is currently the Global Manager for Employee Relations.

Inclusion

The British Army has been struggling with recruitment lately, so they decided to launch a new campaign, focusing on inclusivity. The TV adverts titled “This is Belonging 2018” are targeting potential recruits from different backgrounds, faith, gender and sexual orientation.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa. Born in Germany, she lived in the US and various countries in Europe until 2012, when she moved to South Africa.
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