Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round-Up: March 23, 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. The 21st or March was World Down Syndrome Day and people all over the world celebrated and created awareness with wearing different socks. And, some moms even decided to make a very special version of Carpool Karaoke. Read about this and more in today’s newsletter. Happy Friday!
The job platform Indeed is now partnering with the rating websites Fairygodboss, InHerSight and Comparably. Their employer reviews and scores will be included as widgets on the Indeed pages and should give job seekers a better understanding how diverse and inclusive potential employers are. Read more here.
Google Maps has just become more inclusive – Google announced this week that a new feature has been added that will allow users to find wheelchair accessible transit routes. So far it has been rolled out in 6 major cities across the world, and the plan is to add more locations soon.
Women in STEM
Over 40 years ago, thousands of children in the US were asked to draw scientists and when researchers analysed the paintings, they found that less than 1% of the children had drawn a female scientist. The study has been repeated several times since then and the good news is that gender stereotypes are changing! The latest study showed that since the 1980s almost 30% of the drawings depicted female scientists.
The 21st of March was World Down Syndrome Day and 50 moms and their children with Down syndrome created this heart-warming Carpool Karaoke style video. Definitely a must watch!