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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women in STEM, Pride Month and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about all-male panels, family friendly policies, diverse representation in children’s book and Verizon celebrating Pride month.

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Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Equality

A report released by UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) shows that some of the richest countries in the world are not investing in children and family friendly policies. Those policies don't only impact gender equality, they also influence the development of families and societies. Read more here.

Women in STEM

The director of the NIH (the National Institutes of Health, a US agency) announced this week that he will no longer speak on all-male panels and challenged other scientific leaders to do the same.

Bias

Illustrated books are an essential source for children to learn language, but also concepts, problem solutions etc. Having a diverse representation of characters in books is therefore very important – but according to research done by Guardian, the top 100 picture books last year showed a growing bias against women and ethnic minority characters.

LGBTQ

Its Pride Month – and telecoms giant Verizon teamed up with PFLAG (an NPO supporting LGBTQ and their families) to release the advert "Love calls back". Watch the video!


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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