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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Gender Parity, Generation and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking gender parity in boardrooms, a bank offering 20 weeks of parental leave to secondary caregivers, how the health of Millennials is declining and why introverts might try to become more extrovert.

Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Gender Equality

The bank Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that they will now give 20 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents. This is not only the most paid leave any major US bank is offering, but it is also regardless of gender and caregiver status. As a next step, the bank now has to make sure its employees feel empowered to actually take the leave.

Gender Parity

Deloitte just published their 6th “Women in the Boardroom” report – and according to their latest research, it will take at least 30 years until we reach gender parity across the boards globally. Worldwide, women currently hold 16.9% of board seats and only 4.4% of CEO seats. Read more here.

Generation

According to a new study from Moody’s Analytics, the health of Millennials is declining significantly – and faster than Generation X. Seeing that they currently make up the biggest portion of the US workforce, this might have a major impact on economic growth and healthcare costs.

Neurodiversity

People are happier if they act extrovert, at least according to a (small) study from the University of California. But can introverts simply convert to being extroverts? Worth reading!

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