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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusion, Gender Parity and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about drone companies disrupting the aviation industry, a new inclusive addition to a dictionary, 5 inspiring Paralympic athletes and how diversity announcements impact companies’ share prices.

Women discussion
Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Gender

A study released by the Stanford Graduate School of Business shows that it pays out to increase diversity in a company. The researchers looked at how the share prices reacted to diversity announcements made by firms in the tech and finance sector.

Inclusion

Merriam-Webster has officially added the non-binary pronoun “they” to their dictionary. The word can be used for a single person who does not identify as male or female.

Gender Parity

The aviation industry is one of the most male-dominated industries, and globally almost 95% of the commercial pilots are men. Interestingly, drone companies are now disrupting the industry – and with them, a shift in gender balance is likely to come. Read more here.

Inclusion

Watch the videos: The inspiring stories of five Paralympic athletes who are hopeful to win medals at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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