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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Nov 2, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about Google employees staging a walkout, racial profiling, Intel’s latest diversity report and kindergartners learning sign language to surprise their schools janitor. Happy Friday!

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

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Diversity

Intel just released their latest diversity report and proudly announced that they achieved full representation two years ahead of their goal. Full representation in this case means their numbers are aligned to the percentage of women and minorities in the US tech industry – which still has a long way to go.

Gender

After allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace and accused executives leaving with huge packages, Google staff decided to protest against the treatment of women in the company. Across the world, employees took part in walkouts yesterday, demanding to end pay inequality, better transparency in cases of sexual misconduct and an end to forced arbitration. Read more here.

Bias

Apparently being a black female means that you can’t be a “real” medical doctor. Two years after a similar incident on a Delta flight, a doctor was challenged about her credentials when trying to help a fellow passenger in need. Delta has apologized in the meantime.

Inclusion

Teaching inclusion starts at an young age! Very sweet video of kindergartners who learned how to sing “Happy Birthday” in sign language for the hearing impaired janitor at their school.

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