Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Oct 19, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about babywearing dads, an advert from Uber and Girlboss showing gender bias, Nike’s first professional athlete with cerebral palsy and how anti-discrimination statements might put applicants off. Happy Friday!

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Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

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Diversity

According to a paper published by researchers from Monash University and University of Chicago, adding anti-discrimination statements to job adverts may actually hurt diversity initiatives. The economists placed job adverts across the US – and those that included an equal-opportunity statement, received significantly less applications from minority candidates.

Gender

Apparently carrying a baby emasculates a man… James Bond actor Daniel Craig got mocked by TV presenter Piers Morgan after he was spotted with his infant daughter in a baby carrier. Thousands of dads reacted to the tweet and shared pictures of themselves while babywearing.

Bias

Who is the boss? As a promotion for their start-up competition, Uber and Girlboss just launched an advert that is illustrating gender bias. Worth watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XuHnKcvU54

Inclusion

Nike just surprised University of Oregon running club member Justin Gallegos with a 3 year professional running contract – making him the first Nike-sponsored athlete with cerebral palsy. Watch the video!


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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