Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Jan 11 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. We are back to our normal format and as always, I am looking forward to reading your feedback and comments. Happy Friday!

D&I Friday News Round-up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Gender

With the latest sexual misconduct scandals in corporates and of course the knowledge that better gender diversity helps the bottom line, more and more investors are now looking at how companies treat women. According to this article, the four fundamentals to look out for are representation, pay, health and satisfaction.

Gender Equality

After violent protests against women entering a Hindu temple in India, millions of women formed a 620km long human chain in support of gender equality. The temple historically banned women from entering, but the ban was lifted last year. Read more here.

Racism

This video is heart-breaking to watch… A high school wrestler in the US was given the choice to either cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit his match. The referee had been criticized for racist comments in the past, and an investigation has been opened in the meantime.

Inclusion

21 year old Fatima Timbo, who has dwarfism, did a body positivity video for the BBC, talking about the challenges being confident in herself and how she wants to inspire others. Definitely worth watching!


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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