Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round-Up: February 2, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Its February – which means we are celebrating Black History Month! This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War”, you can read more about it below.

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Diversity

Last week we spoke about the correlation between a diverse workforce and a company’s financial performance. According to a new study from the North Carolina State University, there is also strong evidence that diverse and inclusive companies are (measurably) more innovative.

Inclusion

Macy’s, one of the biggest department store chains in the US, just announced that they are launching a new fashion line in collaboration with the Islamic fashion brand “Verona Collection”. The fashion line will feature hijabs, abayas and other clothing items and will be available across the US.

According to a new report from the Indian government, the preference for having male children in India did not only cause a gender gap with “missing” girls, it also led to the birth of 21 million “unwanted” girls. Those girls are often neglected, receive less schooling and poorer nutrition.

Diversity

Its Super Bowl time – and companies are releasing their commercials ahead of the weekend. Coke’s advert “The wonder of us” is all about diversity and features different backgrounds, races, abilities and generations.

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African Americans in Times of War


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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