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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about gender equality in the Nordics, a new algorithm that can read sign language, gender bias and girls’ maths results and how loneliness impacts old people.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Gender Equality

Interesting (long) read about gender equality in the Nordics. While they are seen as the world’s most equal countries, women still struggle with equal pay and especially in the private sector, there are much fewer women in senior roles.

Gender Bias

According to researchers from Kellogg, there is a strong correlation between families’ beliefs and girls’ maths performance in school. If a family is biased towards sons, daughters often score lower in maths tests. Read more here.

Inclusion & Tech

Google has developed an algorithm that could make sign language more accessible. The open-source code is available for anyone and can be used to help smartphones interpret sign language.

Generation

Watch the video: According to a study, a lot of elderly people often go for an entire week without speaking to anyone. Cadbury (Mondelez) has now launched a campaign to drive awareness and is asking to “donate your words”.

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