D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women in the Workplace, Period Poverty and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about gender inequality in the workplace, Scotland planning to overcome period poverty, a video about gender stereotypes that went viral and very interesting insights in how Japan is embracing diversity.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Women in the Workplace

Why do we still battle with gender inequality in the workplace? This long but very interesting HBR article is looking at the different theories and how overwork is playing a role. Worth reading!


Great insights about diversity in Japan. Japan is seen as a very homogenous country with one national identity and very little ethnic/racial diversity. But in recent years, this has been changing - so what does it mean to be Japanese today, especially for Japanese people of mixed heritage?

Girls’ Empowerment

Period poverty” describes the struggle girls and women face when they are unable to afford sanitary products. This is a huge issue across the world and stops girls from going to school. Scotland is now discussing to make pads and tampons free and accessible for all, and just advanced a bill to support this. Read more here.

Gender Stereotypes

The videoBe a Lady, They Said” has caused a lot of discussions on social media the past days. The company behind this video is a women’s fashion magazine - which is interesting, as media plays a big role in influencing beauty standards. Please watch.

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