D&I Weekly News Round Up: Ageism, Women in STEM and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about a boy with really long hair, how workers over 40 are being discriminated for their age, why we should ask “How do you pronounce your name?” more often and why so few women have won the Turing award.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA


People with non-western names might experience discrimination or feel excluded in multinational work environments, especially when their names are constantly being mispronounced. In this article, author Ruchika Tulshyan is providing some useful tips that can help to create an inclusive workplace.


Interesting research about ageism (discrimination based on age) in the workplace. According to the findings, workers over 40 were discriminated as soon as the employer learned about their age, even if they had successfully passed the first stage of the hiring process.

Women in STEM

The Turing Award is an annual prize given to an individual for significant contributions in the computer field and is the highest distinction anyone can get in computer science. Since 1966, 70 scientists have won the award, but only 3 of them were women. Why is that so? Read more here.


Farouk James is a 7-year-old boy from London - with the most amazing long hair. His mother is now preparing a petition so boys don’t have to cut their hair in secondary school. Watch the video.

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