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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: July 13, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about aging workforce, Facebook’s latest diversity report, people’s experience with discrimination and a really powerful story about a woman changing tires at Nascar races. Happy Friday!

 Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Diversity

Facebook just released their 5th annual diversity report – and there is little improvement. A few more female and minority employees in the overall workforce in comparison to last year, but when looking at black and Hispanic employees in technical and leadership roles, you see those numbers haven’t really changed in the past 5 years.

Generation

Once the generation of the “baby boomers” has retired, Germany is expecting a serious skills shortage. Companies like Mercedes have now created a program to be more inclusive for all generations, to do better skills transfer – and to eliminate biases and challenge stereotypes people might have about older generations.

Diversity

Great video gallery! The BBC interviewed people in Uganda, Sweden, the US, Israel and Singapore about discrimination, diversity programs and what can be done to make it better.

Women Empowerment

I really enjoyed this storyBrehanna Daniels is one of the first women changing tires at a Nascar race, and the first African-American woman ever. She and her colleague came through Nascar’s Drive for Diversity programthat looks for talent at college campuses. Nascar’s goal is to widen their current fan base, which is predominately white and male.


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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