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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Apr 12 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about L’Oréal’s latest campaign, a bank hiring neurodiverse talent, women who just made history and TV2’s “All that we share” advert. Happy Friday!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Inclusion

More and more companies are now considering hiring neurodiverse employees, so for example candidates with autism, dyslexia or ADHD. The investment bank Goldman Sachs has just launched an eight-week paid internship program with the goal to make them permanent employees.

Gender Equality

The cosmetics company L'Oréal Paris, together with McCann, is currently running a very smart campaign titled "This is an ad for men". According to research, less than 10% of the roles in German governance and management boards are held by women – and the adverts are encouraging the reader to hire more women.

Women in STEM

This week, we saw the first actual picture of a black hole. This is also thanks to Katie Bouman, a 29 year old computer scientist, who led the development of an algorithm that was used to create the picture. Her work, together with 200 other researchers (around 40 of them women) has now made history. Read more here.

Diversity

Some of you might remember the advert "All that we share" that the Danish TV station TV2 released in 2017. They have now published a sequel, showing that we are all more connected than we think.


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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