Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: June 22, 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about Google’s latest diversity report, an inspiring skateboarder, GMs new CFO and the youngest – and only female – trader at the NYSW. Happy Friday!
Google just released their latest diversity report and in most areas, there is very little change. Very male, a few less white staff, a few more Asian staff, but no real changes for black and Latino employees and looking at women, they only improved from 30.6% in 2014 to 30.9% this year (they did increase the percentage of women in technical roles though).
With the announcement of their new CFO Dhivya Suryadevara, General Motors became the largest company in the world that has a female CEO as well as CFO. In the Fortune 500 there are only 23 companies that have a woman as CEO, and only two (GM and Hershey’s) where both the CEO and the CFO roles are held by a woman.
Meet Lauren Simmons. The 23 year old is not only the youngest, but also the only female full-time trader at the New York Stock Exchange. Lauren didn’t have a finance degree, but managed to pass the Series 19 (an exam traders have to pass to work on the floor) right away to the surprise of many of her colleagues. Read more here.
Red Bull just released this inspiring interview (and video) with skateboarder Dan Mancina. Dan is 30 years old and lost 95% of his vision in his mid-twenties, but this didn’t stop him getting back onto his board. Worth watching!