Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: July 20, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. This week, on Wednesday the 18th of July, we celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. People all over the world celebrated his life and donated 67 minutes of their time for charity work, recognizing Mandela’s 67 years of public service. Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category

Gender

Two Australian researchers analyzed over 23.000 comments that were left on YouTube science videos – and there is a significant difference between channels hosted by men and those hosted by women. Female hosts received a much higher percentage of critical comments as well as feedback on their physical appearance than men. Read more here.

Racism

The well-known pizza restaurant chain Papa John’s has just removed their founder John Schnatter from all marketing material (including his picture in the logo) and evicted him from the headquarter. This came after Schnatter made a racist remark in a conference call with a media agency, just months after him losing his CEO position due to controversial comments about the NFL protests.

Diversity

Interesting TED Talk from Rebeca Hwang. Rebeca has Korean heritage, grew up in Argentina and is living in the US now and had to learn how to juggle her different identities and embrace the diversity within herself.

Women Empowerment

Watch Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi freestyle. She is an 18 year old living in Malaysia, a country where soccer is dominated by men – but she doesn’t let her gender (or her headscarf) stop her from following her passion and her tricks are now attracting a lot of followers on Instagram.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa. 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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