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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Aug 3, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Thanks for voting your “Best Of” for our 200th newsletter! (Videos and articles are in no specific order). Happy Friday!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category

Inclusion

The 21st of March 2018 was World Down Syndrome Day and 50 moms and their children with Down syndrome created this heart-warming Carpool Karaoke style video. Definitely a must watch!

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 was then awarded with several Lions in Cannes. Awesome idea and great video!

https://www.facebook.com/ogilvy/videos/10156755911027994/

Gender Equality

This spot from the Norwegian Finansforbundet (a financial trade union) was published for International Women’s Day: the video captures the unscripted reactions of children who experienced that equal work does not mean equal pay. Very sweet!

Inclusion

The Australian broadcaster SBS published this video as part of their “The real you matters” campaign to promote the importance of inclusion in the workplace. Worth watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4KjyDYLSVI

Girls Empowerment

Over 4 years old now but still one of the most popular videos – the Always “Like a Girl” campaign. If you haven’t watched it, please do!
“Walking like a girl”, “throwing a ball like a girl” “fighting like a girl” is often used in a very negative context. This video is showing children and teenager who are being ask to act “like a girl” – and their reactions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

Girls Empowerment

Troup 6000 is a very special Girl Scouts group in New York that was founded in 2017 to help homeless children. Children who grow up being homeless are twice as likely to become homeless adults as well, so Girl Scouts is trying to support them and give them perspectives. Nice video!

Unconscious Bias

Great TEDx Talk from Kristen Pressner (Head of HR at Roche Diagnostics): Kristen, being a senior female leader, talks about how she recognized her own unconscious bias against women leaders and how she returned it to consciousness. #FlipItToTestIt

Women’s Empowerment

Very inspiring story! Meet Lauren Simmons – the 23 year old is not only the youngest, but also the only female full-time trader at the New York Stock Exchange. Lauren didn’t have a finance degree, but managed to pass the Series 19 (an exam traders have to pass to work on the floor) right away to the surprise of many of her colleagues.


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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