Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Aug 24, 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about inclusive hiring, the oldest female parachutist in the world, an airline accused of sexism and some great STEM YouTube channels that are worth watching. Happy Friday!
Greyston Bakery is known for baking the brownies in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream – and also for their non-conventional approach to hiring. They practice “open hiring”, which means they don’t ask for a CV or background check but offer anyone who wants to work an apprenticeship to show their skills. This inclusive model is now spreading, and Greyston Bakery is training other companies how to implement it. Watch the video here.
The airline TUI Airways has been accused of sexism when handing out stickers to young passengers. The stickers itself were kept gender neutral and said “future captain” and “future cabin crew” – but according to various upset travellers, the pilot stickers were handed out to young boys, whereas girls received the cabin crew ones.
Women in STEM
In order to get more girls interested in STEM, it has to be accessible and fun – and they need role models. Here is a list of some great YouTube channels that are worth watching. Physics Girl is one of my personal favourites, I have been following her for a few years now and learned a lot.
What an inspiration! 86 year old Dilys Price is not only the oldest female solo parachutist in the world, she has now also become a model for the well-known fashion brand Helmut Lang.