D&I Weekly News Round Up: Intersectionality, Bias and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the impact of intersectionality in the workplace, how to avoid implicit bias in recruiting, women in Afghanistan and parenting during the pandemic. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Bias

This article is a must-read for everyone in the People / HR community. According to new research, there is a simple method to avoid implicit bias when considering candidates.

Intersectionality

When we talk about intersectionality, we talk about the impact on people who fall into several groups that are discriminated against, e.g. being an ethical minority AND disabled. This very interesting WEF article shows the impact intersectionality can have in the workplace – and what companies can do to address it.

Women Empowerment

Literacy among women in Afghanistan is very low, and approximately two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school. But there is also a rise in educated women taking on leadership roles – which comes at a price. Interesting report, definitely worth reading!

Inclusion

Parenting while working from home during the pandemic is not easy, and especially women are impacted, which will have long term consequences. But this one here had me laughing - a quick simulation game on how it is to parent two small children while working from home.

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