Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round-Up: February 16, 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking – among other topics – about a report on gender equality that has just been released by UN Women. Did you know that Ericsson is not only supporting the Sustainable Development Goals but that we have actually adopted them as the framework for measuring our impact on society? Happy Friday!
IBM is currently suing their former chief diversity officer for violating the non-competition agreement, as she accepted a job with Microsoft. This is especially interesting as IBM is arguing, that their diversity strategy and the diversity data are a “trade secret”, a term that is normally used by companies for their secret formulas or processes.
The British bank Lloyds just became the first FTSE 100 company who officially set a diversity target for 2020 – for ethnic diversity. The plan is to have 10% non-white staff overall and 8% in senior management. Read more here.
UN Women just launched a report on gender equality as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development(looking across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals). The report shows that progress is too slow and more drastic actions have to be taken.
As you know, February is Black History Month and the video-sharing website Vimeo is celebrating this with a special selection of movies. “Masterpiece” is one of those videos, a very sweet short film about a group of young men supporting their artist friend.