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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. In March we are not only celebrating “International Women’s Day” on the 8th of March, the entire month is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted” – you can read more about it here. Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Diversity

A former Google recruiter is now suing his ex-employer, saying he was fired because he disagreed with the practice of discriminating against white and Asian male candidates during the recruitment process. Google denies his claims and says that while they do focus on diversity, they have a clear policy to hire candidates based on their merits and not their identity.

Race

A longish but very interesting read about the history of “race science” and its current revival. “Race science” is a pseudoscience claiming that there is empirical evidence that certain races are more intelligent than others.

Gender

March is Women’s History Month and Johnnie Walker, the famous Whisky brand, is releasing new limited edition bottles featuring a female walker – Jane Walker. Diageo, the company behind the brand, said as part of the campaign they will not only make donations to organisations supporting women, but they will also drive gender diversity internally and among their agencies. Read more here.

Inclusion

Toyota’s latest campaign “Good Odds” shows the life of eight times Paralympic Gold medal winner Lauren Woolstencroft and how she managed to beat the odds. Toyota is currently repositioning their brand from vehicles to overall mobility, including solutions for people with disabilities.

Related links:

Women’s History Month
Article - “Nevertheless, She Persisted”

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