D&I Weekly News Round Up: Income Inequality, International Men’s Day and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about International Men’s Day, income inequality across the globe, a very interesting panel discussion about bias in AI and how diversity in TV is changing.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Income Inequality

Very interesting study on income inequality. Income inequality is obviously not only a gender issue but also a class issue and it is increasing across the globe. What is surprising though is that people in the most unequal societies seem to be less concerned about it.


According to a new report from the Directors Guild of America, 50% of TV episodes produced in 2018/2019 were directed by women or people of colour. This is the first time in history and a huge change, considering that 5 years ago it was only at 21%.

Algorithmic Bias

Interesting panel discussion at the Fortune Global Forum in Paris this week: Senior AI leaders from IBM and Facebook discussed bias in AI and what companies and regulators have to focus on.

International Men’s Day

The 19th of November is International Men’s Day, and although it has been celebrated for more than two decades, it still gets much less attention than International Women’s Day, especially by corporates. Standard Chartered Bank is one of the few companies who ran an external campaign - watch the video.

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