D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women in Science, Racial Bias and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, why SAS pulled an advert, a great talk about racial bias and why we have to be careful how we drive employment equity.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Discrimination

To drive equality, people often talk about the discrimination that happened in the past. But according to researchers from Canada, this can have a negative impact, as experiments showed that this can cause the majority group to withdraw. Very interesting - and while there is more research needed, this is something to consider when driving employment equity programs. Read more here.

Racial Bias

If you have a bit of time, you have to watch this very interesting talk from the WEF Annual Meeting 2020: Psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff is sharing how data can be used to reduce racial bias.

Women in Science

On the 11th of February, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Here are seven remarkable women in science you might or might not know yet.

Diversity

Within 24 hours of its release, Scandinavian Airlines SAS decided to pull their advert “What is truly Scandinavian?”, as it caused a huge outrage from anti-immigration and far-right groups. The video, that has now been republished, is talking about how travel and immigration have impacted the Scandinavian culture.

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