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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Discrimination, Girls in STEM and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about a blind pianist, how to be a better mentor and sponsor, Google being accused of discriminating pregnant women and how girls’ reading skills might impact the gender gap in STEM.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Gender

We know that gender diversity is critical to business success and has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line. Good overview on what men can do to be better mentors and sponsors to their female colleagues.

Discrimination

Google in the news again. An internal memo from an employee went viral this week, after she accused the company of discriminating her and other pregnant employees.

Girls in STEM

Why is the STEM field dominated by men? A new study, analysing data from over 300,000 high schools in 64 countries, came to an interesting conclusion that might contribute to the gap: Girls are not bad at maths – but they are even better at reading and therefore often prefer a different career path.

Inclusion

Inspiring story of 19 year old Yongren Otundo from Kenya. Yongren lost his eyesight when he was only two years old, but this is not stopping him from being an award winning pianist and an electrician.

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