Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Feb 08 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about MBAs and equal pay, the latest Super Bowl adverts, new inclusive emojis and male cheerleader. Happy Friday!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Equal Pay

People usually invest in an MBA to advance their careers and earn higher salaries. According to a new study, this does not mean pay equality though – although women and people of colour were earning more than before, they were still paid less than their white male counterparts.

Inclusion

The Unicode Consortium has just approved 59 new emojis, many of them promoting inclusion. The new set will be released in the second part of 2019 and includes a wheel chair, a guide dog, interracial couples and a drop of blood, aiming to destigmatize menstruation.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Super Bowl happened last week and as every year, the commercials are (almost) as important as the actual game. This year, Google, Toyota and Microsoft had a D&I focused theme – Google talking about unity, Toyota featuring Toni Harris, a female football player and Microsoft showcasing their adaptive controller.

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Gender

We also saw diversity on the Super Bowl field - for the first time ever, two male cheerleaders joined the performance. While its very common to see male cheerleaders at high school and college matches, the NFL started having male cheerleaders last year only. Read more here.


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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