Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Dec 21, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up – Special Edition “Inclusion”. We just welcomed a new member to our family, so for the next few weeks (until January) I wont be sharing any new content, but have prepared a few “Best of” special editions for you. Happy Friday – and to everyone who is celebrating, Merry Christmas!

D&I Friday News Round-up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Inclusion

I love CBeebies (BBCs children’s channel) campaign! Their agency asked pairs of friends what makes them different from each other and their answers are awesome!

Inclusion

According to a study from the Center for Talent Innovation, only 3.2% of employees in the US self-identify as having a disability to their employers, although 30% of the employees are actually physically or mentally impaired. For the fear of being discriminated against, most disabled people keep quiet about their condition. Read more here.
 

Inclusion

The fast food chain Burger King has been driving diversity and inclusion and social matters in various adverts the past years . This spot, called “Bullying Jr.”, was released in 2017. Worth watching!

Inclusion

Microsoft just released this holiday spot, called "Reindeer Games". It features disabled video gamer Owen Simmons (who is a 9 year old with a rare genetic disorder), his friends and the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Very cute advert!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v70Fu2WU8-w

 
Inclusion

My two favourite videos supporting families and their children with Down syndrome.

The “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” organisation released this Carpool Karaoke style video in March 2018. Definitely a must watch!
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society created the “Anything but Sorrycampaign, telling people what they can say when a baby is born with Down syndrome. (Warning, the video does contain some inappropriate language.)


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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