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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Mar 01 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about IBM and a blunder on their job application website, Dove’s paternity leave campaign, an organization teaching girls how to code and Nike’s latest advert. Happy Friday!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Race

IBM had to apologize this week for a blunder on their US job application website. Job applicants noticed that they were not only asked for their race when completing their details, but that the options given included labels like "yellow" and "mulatto".

Gender

As part of a Dove Men+Care campaign, the skincare brand Dove launched the Pledge for Paternity Leave and created a Paternity Leave Fund. In the US, only 15% of dads have access to paid paternity leave and Dove committed USD 1 million to fund dads in need. Read more here.

Girls in STEM

Mariéme Jamme, a Senegalese-born business woman, is on a mission to teach over 1 million girls and women how to code. Mariéme had a traumatic childhood and founded her organization #iamtheCODE to empower girls in marginalised communities.

Women Empowerment

"Dream crazier" is Nike's latest advert, launched at the Oscars last Sunday. The advert is narrated by Serena Williams and celebrates the achievements of women in sports. Worth watching!


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa and is really passionate about Diversity & Inclusion. 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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