D&I Weekly News Round Up: Black History Month, Bias and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the impact of schmoozing, how Goldman Sachs is introducing a diversity quota for IPOs, interesting research about bias and Google celebrating “Black History Month”.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA


According to a new study from Harvard, schmoozing (i.e. informal chatting) with your manager can impact your career – and while it can help men to get promoted faster, women might lose out.


Last week, Goldman Sachs announced that they will refuse to take any company public that has an all-white, straight male board. They expect companies to have at least one diverse board director, and in 2021 this will be raised to a minimum of two diverse directors. Read more here.


Very interesting article about bias. Researchers from Stanford looked at how we learn bias at an early age and what companies can do to counter it.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month – and Google kicked off the celebrations with a “The Most Searched” video. Worth watching!

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