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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Apr 05 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about Google’s latest diversity report, World Autism Day, Dove’s project #ShowUs and a very inclusive employer in India. Happy Friday!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Diversity

According to their latest diversity report, Google has employed less white male employees than the years before. Women now make up more than 33% of the workforce and less than 50% of the employees are white.
Last year Google was challenged a lot about gender and racial diversity and their sexual harassment policy even resulted in employees staging a global walk-out.

Inclusion

The 2nd of April was the World Autism Awareness Day. Did you know that the risk of un- or underemployment for people with autism is around 80%? When Thorkil Sonne learned that his son had autism, he decided to launch Specialisterne, a foundation with the goal to create a million jobs for people with Autism. Watch the video here.

Inclusion

Interesting read! The Kochi Metro in Kerala, India was opened in 2017 and is a great example of an inclusive employer. Women were hired as part of a women-empowerment program and now make around 80% of the workforce (including train drivers) and the metro was also one of the first employers in India to hire from the transgender community.

Women Empowerment

70% of women don't feel represented when they see adverts or read magazines. Dove, together with Girlgaze and Getty Images, have launched project #ShowUs to create the world's largest stock photo library aiming to change beauty standards in digital media. Worth watching!

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