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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Its International Women’s Day today and we look at gender equality across the world, LinkedIns Gender Insights report and of course we learn more about this holiday. Happy Friday and happy IWD!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

IWD

Today is International Women's Dayread more about when and why it started, how it is being celebrated in different countries and what this year's theme - #BalanceforBetter – is all about it.

Gender

LinkedIn just released a very interesting Gender Insights report. After looking at billions of actions between candidates and companies, they came up with some key findings. Women for example are 16% less likely than men to apply to a job after viewing it – but when they did apply, they were 16% more likely to get hired.

Gender Equality

According to a new report from the World Bank, there are only 6 countries in the world that provide equal legal work rights for women. The good news is that there is progress – a decade ago there was not a single country that provided equal rights. Read more here.

IWD

The International Women's Day team collated some great IWD videos from around the world, have fun exploring!

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