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
Feb 02, 2018
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

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

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