D&I Weekly News Round Up: IWD Special Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Sunday the 8th of March is International Women’s Day (read more about the theme here) and in this special edition, we focus on gender topics only: Unilever reaching gender balance across their management team, a worrying report about gender bias, how having domestic help might close the gender gap and a campaign celebrating trailblazing women.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Women in the Workplace

Unilever announced this week that they have now reached gender balance across their entire management team (which is over 14 000 people). In 2010, women accounted for 38% of the managerial roles, so this quite an accomplishment in 10 years.

Gender Bias

According to a new United Nations report that covers 75 countries, almost 90% of people are biased against women. Every second person believes that men are better political leaders, and almost 30% believe that it is ok for a man to beat his wife. Read more here.

Gender Gap

Very interesting article – can more affordable household cleaning services close the gender gap? Sweden has been offering a tax break for any housework since 2007 and has now released a report that looked at the usage of the benefit and the working hours of married women.

Women Empowerment

Ahead of IWD, Secret Deodorant (Procter & Gamble) launched the campaign “Not The First”, featuring Serena Williams and Swin Cash. Please watch!

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