D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusion & Tech, Gender Equality and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about using AI to combat loneliness, Equal Pay Day, why JPMorgan is launching a global diversity training and how the current pandemic might change cultural norms and expectations. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Discrimination

After cases of racial discrimination in Arizona, JPMorgan is now starting mandatory diversity training for all of their employees globally. One of the focus areas of the program is to help managers to become more inclusive leaders. Read more here.

Gender Equality

According to new research, the global COVID-19 pandemic will disproportionally impact women, especially in the short term. In the long run, though, cultural norms and expectations might change because of the new ways of working remotely – which would benefit women.

Equal Pay

The 31st of March 2020 was Equal Pay Day – the day when women earnings “caught up” with what men earned in 2019. IWPR (the Institute for Women’s Policy Research) released this great video on wage inequality.

Inclusion & Tech

Loneliness can be a huge health risk, especially for people over 70, and the current situation with lockdowns and social distancing is, of course, making it worse. Very interesting article on how the use of voice technologies and AI could help.

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