D&I Weekly News Round Up: Diversity in Tech, Gender and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about diversity in tech companies, how language can lead to gender-biases, colourism impacting racial equality and Lego helping visually impaired and blind children. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Diversity in Tech

For many years now, big tech companies have been saying that they need to become more diversebut the needle hasn’t moved much. Very good video with insights about the history, the challenges and potential solutions.

Bias

Skin-whitening creams, photoshopping celebrities to have lighter skin, pay inequality based on skin tone – these are some examples that are linked to colourism (skin-tone bias). Interesting article about the background and how this impacts racial equality in the workplace.

Gender

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University looked at career-related gender stereotypes in 25 different languages. The researchers found that there is a strong relationship between having gender stereotypes and speaking a language that is very male career-biased.

Inclusion

After a successful pilot, Lego is launching braille bricks to help visually impaired and blind children. The bricks are being distributed to schools in various countries across the world and will introduce children to braille and improve their tactile skills. Read more here.

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