D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusion & Tech, Racism and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about everyday racism, the latest report on wealth inequality, how promotions can lead to higher divorce rates for women and how a dad helped his disabled daughter play video games.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Gender

According to the new paper “All the single ladies”, published by Swedish researchers, there is a strong correlation between women being promoted and divorce rates. In comparison to men, women are twice as likely to be divorced three years after becoming CEO.

Equality

Did you know that the world’s 22 richest men have more money than all the women in Africa combined? Oxfam just released their “Time to care” report, looking at wealth inequality across the world. Very interesting read!

Racism

Unfortunately, everyday racism and racial bias is an issue a lot of black people face in the US. When Sauntore Thomas tried to cash some checks at his bank, they called the police on him and suspected fraud. Ironically, the money was coming from a racial discrimination settlement he had just won. Read more here.

Inclusion & Tech

A dad modified a game controller so his disabled daughter could play a video game – and his tweet showing her reaction went viral. Very sweet story and a great example of how technology can support inclusion.

Last but not least – some great news: Ericsson has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index 2020, rating workplaces on their LGBTQ+ equality!

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