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Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: May 03 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about Caster Semenya and the CAS ruling, Braille Lego bricks, how a change in rating scale can impact gender bias and Halima Aden, a Muslim model wearing a hijab and a burkini. Happy Friday!

D&I Roundup
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

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Very interesting! According to a study, published in the American Sociological Review, a simple switch from a 1-10 to a 1-6 rating scale in performance reviews can eliminate gender gaps. This is caused by biases, linking a perfect 10 to the stereotype of male excellence.


In a historic ruling on Wednesday, the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) confirmed IAAF's decision to regulate female athletes' testosterone levels. South African athlete Caster Semenya had challenged the IAAF on their decision – you can read more about the background story here.


The popular magazine Sports Illustrated just announced that Somali-American model Halima Aden will be featured in their May edition – as the first model ever wearing a hijab and a burkini.


The toy maker Lego has just launched a project called "LEGO braille bricks". In order to make learning fun, blind and visually impaired children are given bricks that have studs for the individual letters and numbers of the Braille alphabet. Watch the video.

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