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!
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.
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.
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.
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!