D&I Weekly News Round Up: Racial Bias, Generation and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about a 9-year-old girl from India challenging gender stereotypes, a healthcare system with racial bias, how we can engage more white men in D&I topics and how Japan is dealing with aging drivers.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Diversity

Very interesting article on how to get more white men interested in D&I topics. Some might feel attacked, others don’t feel wanted or needed – so what can companies do make sure they are being included?

Racial Bias

We know that one of the risks of using predictive algorithms is built-in bias. According to a new study, a widely used healthcare system in the US is showing bias against black patients, which means they are less likely to get the right medical care.

Generation

Japan, where one in five citizens is 70 years or older, is currently battling with old drivers causing car accidents. Simply taking drivers licences away is obviously not an option and the country is now putting various measurements in place, including retraining and the use of technology. Read more here.

Girls’ Empowerment

This is the story of Kamali, a 9-year-old skateboarder from India. Kamali is overcoming gender stereotypes - and a movie about her journey has now made it onto the Oscars shortlist. Worth reading / watching!

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