D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusion, Gender Stereotypes and more
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about inclusive leadership, an aspiring politician with Down Syndrome, the gender gap in mobile internet usage and why the US soccer president just resigned.
We know that inclusive leadership has a direct impact on organizational performance. So what traits and behaviours do inclusive leaders show? Very interesting research from Deloitte.
Last night, the US soccer president resigned, after harsh criticism on how the federation defended their decision to not pay women equally. According to the court filing, they had argued that it requires less skill and effort to be on the women’s soccer team. (Just for clarification, the US women’s team currently ranks no. 1 in the world and won 4 world cups, whereas the US men’s team is on no. 22 according to FIFA). Read more here.
In the past days, companies all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day on social media – but over 1 billion women were unable to see the posts, because they don’t have access to the internet. According to the latest report from GSMA, there is still a substantial gender gap in mobile internet usage.
34-year-old Eleonore Laloux is currently running in a municipal election – and if she wins, she will become France’s first local politician with Down Syndrome. Watch the video!