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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women Empowerment, Generation and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about gender stereotypes, a very brave journalist from Somalia, a new gender-neutral doll and how companies can tackle age discrimination.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

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The bias of age is a big challenge in the workplace, especially when considering that by 2025, an estimated 25% of the US and UK workforce will be over the age of 55. Very interesting HBR article on what actions companies can take to overcome age discrimination.

Women Empowerment

Maryan Seylac is a journalist from Somalia who is empowering other female journalists in her country. BBC spoke to her and captured her journey of becoming a reporter in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Read more here.

Gender Stereotypes

Did you know that until the 1950s, blue was associated with girls and pink with boys? Interesting article about gender stereotypes and how they are limiting both men and women.


Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, has just launched “Creatable World”, a gender-neutral doll kit. Watch the video.

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