Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: Apr 19 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about AI’s diversity issue, graduates following their passion, equal pay and about a male synchronized swimmer. Happy Friday, and to everyone who is celebrating – Happy Easter / Happy Pesach!
The AI industry has a massive diversity issue: over 80% of AI professors, 85% of AI researchers at Facebook and 90% at Google are male and there is almost no representation of ethnic minorities. This obviously leads to gender and racial biases, according to a new report published this week.
According to a report from Indeed, one of the biggest global job search companies, the focus of graduates looking for a job has shifted significantly in the past years. Instead of jobs in business or finance, a lot more graduates are looking for a job with a purpose or follow their passion.
Having a female manager does not necessarily close the gender pay gap. According to a study published in the European Sociological Review (Oxford University Press), women might not benefit from a female management. According to the researchers, women are often still a minority and have difficulties challenging existing structures.
Watch: Aleksandr Maltsev is a male synchronised swimmer who is fighting for gender equality in his sport. His goal is to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.