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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Ageism, inclusion and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about a biker group challenging stereotypes, a retailer making Halloween more inclusive, Generation X leaders being overlooked and why robots are usually white.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Generation

When looking at generation, a lot of companies currently focus on Millennials. A new study, analysing data from over 25’000 leaders, shows that this will potentially cause retention issues elsewhere: in the past five years, Generation X leaders (born between early 1960s to early 1980s) have received significantly less promotions than other generations.

Bias

Have you ever noticed anything about human-like robots? They are usually white! And according to a new study, this might be due to racial bias. Very interesting read.

Women empowerment

Great story and beautiful pictures featuring Inked Sisterhood, an all-women biker group in Kenya. Riding motorbikes is seen as a man’s domain in the socially conservative country and the women are constantly challenging gender stereotypes.

Inclusion

Target is trying to make Halloween more inclusive. The retailer is now selling special costumes for children in wheelchairs as well as for children with sensory issues (that often accompany autism). Read more here.

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