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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about a couple normalizing interabled relationships, gender-free ID cards, a dataset teaching bias and the future of female leadership. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Gender

According to research, countries with female leaders have seen significantly fewer people dying from COVID-19 and will recover sooner from the recession. Why is this so? Interesting HBR article looking at the factors behind it, and what this could mean for female leadership in the future.

Bias

Last week, the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the leading research universities in the world), decided to take down a very popular image database. The dataset was used to train machine learning systems, but contained racist and misogynistic labels. Read more here.

Gender

The Dutch government just announced that their ID cards will be gender-free in the next five years. This is done to avoid unnecessary registration and help to accommodate non-binary or trans people.

Inclusion

Hannah and Shane are an interabled couple, sharing their journey hoping to normalize interabled relationships. Worth watching!

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