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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Gender Equality, Stereotypes and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about women striking in Switzerland, how Unilever is challenging stereotypes, a “quick fix” to solve the women in tech issue and Nike’s new inclusive mannequins.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Gender equality

Switzerland – one of the world's richest countries - lags behind in gender equality, especially regarding pay and general workplace equality. Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets to protest, demanding for a change. Read more here.

Inclusion

Nike just redesigned the setup of their flagship store in London, and have now included plus-sized and parasport mannequins for their women's sportswear. The inclusion of the plus-sized mannequins caused a huge debate on social media, both with people praising their inclusiveness and others complaining that Nike is now promoting obesity.

Gender

You can't get more women leaders in tech? Just photoshop them in! What sounds like a joke, actually happened last week at an event in Italy, where two women were added to a picture of (all male) senior tech executives. The image was shared via social media and GQ (a popular men's fashion magazine), but has in the meantime been removed.

Stereotypes

Consumer goods giant Unilever started the initiative "Unstereotype" to help marketers to challenge their own stereotypes. Watch the video!

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