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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: May 25, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about Starbuck’s racial bias training, the new president of the New York Stock Exchange, the importance of age diversity and how the Major of London is addressing the lack of women in leadership roles. Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Generation

A new report from PWC is having a close look at age diversity on corporate boards. 90% of the S&P 500 directors say that age diversity is important, rating it even more important than gender or race – but in the S&P 500 boardrooms the average age is 63 years and there are actually more directors 75 years or older, than 50 or younger.

Bias

Starbucks just gave a preview for their racial bias training that will happen next week. Starbucks decided to offer racial bias training to all their employees across the US after an incident in April, where two men were arrested.

Gender

The New York Stock Exchange just announced their new president: Stacey Cunningham will be the 67th president of the exchange – and is the first female leader in 226 years. Stacey had started her career as a summer intern in 1994 and worked her way up.

Gender

The Mayor of London just launched an initiative to address the lack of women in leadership roles and bridge the gender pay gap. As part of the campaign, the video “Our Time” was released – worth watching!


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa and is really passionate about Diversity & Inclusion. 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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