Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Aug 17, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about a great program for girls in STEM, the pros and cons of pay transparency, a discrimination case in Sweden and why diversity in the health care workforce is important. Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category

Equality

Better pay transparency is being discussed widely and so far only 17% of the companies in the private sector in the US actively practice it, whereas the other companies discourage or even prohibit it. But what are the benefits of pay transparency and can this really lead to better pay equality? Interesting article looking at the pros and cons.

Gender / Race

If you are a woman or a black man, the gender or race of your doctor might have an impact on the outcome of your medical treatment.
Two different studies in the US had a look at potential correlations and although the reasons were different (women were probably misdiagnosed whereas black men seemed to trust black doctors more), they both show that there is a need for better diversity in the health care workforce.

Inclusion

When a Swedish Muslim woman refused to shake her interviewers hand, her job interview was cut short. The Swedish labour court now ruled that this was a case of discrimination and ordered the company to pay compensation.

Girls in STEM

What a great initiative! New York’s City Park Foundation is offering a program called “Green Girls” that allows middle school girls to become environmental scientists after school or during their summer holidays.  Read more here.


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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