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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about living with invisible disabilities, Facebook’s latest diversity report, an all-women ranger team and a transgender model making history. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Diversity

Facebook just released its latest diversity report. They are still struggling to hire, promote and retain minority employees, and continue to lack black representation in technical and leadership roles. Last year, Facebook decided to add diversity targets to the bi-annual performance reviews of some of their executives, but due to the pandemic, performance ratings were suspended in the first half of 2020.

Inclusion

The New York Times recently started a new series about people with disabilities. In this article, the author talks about living with invisible disabilities. Worth reading!

LGBTQ+

For the first time in history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model in their upcoming Swimsuit issue. Valentina Sampaio is from Brazil, a country that has the world’s highest number of murders and violent crimes against the trans community. Read more here.

Women Empowerment

Similar to other ranger teams in Africa, Kenya has an all-women team to protect the wildlife. This article gives some interesting insights into the daily work of the members of “Team Lioness”, showing how their job is helping them to be recognized in their community.

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