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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about Millennials doing mid-career internships, gender-stereotypes in adverts, a more accessible and inclusive world and Alexis Ohanian’s 16-week paternity leave experience.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Inclusion

Interesting WEF (World Economic Forum) video about the need to design a more inclusive world. Over one billion people live with a disability, but they are usually not being considered when companies design products, public spaces, etc.

Generation

If we think of an intern, we normally think of someone early to mid-twenties, and no or little prior job experience. Interestingly, this seems to be changing – more and more Millennials decide to start from scratch and go from high paying jobs to middle-career internships. Read more here.

Gender stereotypes

Earlier this year, new rules to ban harmful gender-stereotypical representation in adverts were implemented in the UK. Two TV adverts (one from VW and one from Mondelez) have now been stopped – and this decision caused a lot of discussion on social media.

Gender

I enjoyed this read: Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Serena Williams husband, wrote about his decision to take 16 weeks of paternity leave when his daughter was born. Especially in the US, there is still a huge stigma around paternity leave, and dads who want time off are often seen as not being serious about their careers.

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