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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: June 29, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about a brilliant Coke campaign, the reverse gender gap in Mongolia, Disney’s CODE: Rosie program and an inspiring artist from Ghana. Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Women in Tech

The Walt Disney Company is offering female employees who are currently working in non-tech roles, the opportunity to become software engineers. The CODE: Rosie program, first launched in 2016, offers women a 15 months training program, after which they can move into one of Disney’s technical teams.

Gender Equality

Really interesting articleMongolia is currently experiencing a so called “reverse gender gap”. Boys are usually pulled out of school at an early age to look after the cattle and parents invest more in their daughters education(in 2015, 62% of the college and university graduates were women). This obviously leads to an imbalance later, with more men unemployed and more women in the workplace.

LGBTQ

“This Coke is a Fanta” is an expression that has been used in Brazil for years to make fun of homosexualsCoke, together with the advertising agency Ogilvy, decided to turn this around and make a campaign out of it – which has just been awarded with several Lions in Cannes. Awesome idea and great video!

Generation

DJ Switch just became the youngest Ghana DJ Awards winner – and she is a 10 year old girl who started DJ-ing only a year ago. BBC spoke to the artist as part of “What’s new”, a program focusing on young people in Africa. 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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