D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women in STEM, Equality and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about an inspiring surfer from Senegal, a great new science show, PwC’s first diversity report, and how working from home might leave women and people of colour behind. Stay safe everyone!

Caroline Berns

Diversity

For the first time ever, accounting giant PwC released a diversity & inclusion data and strategy report. Sharing this report is part of the companies six new commitments fighting for racial justice and equality.

Equality

According to a new study conducted by Qualtrics and theBoardlist, working from home disproportionally affects women and people of colour. One of the findings was that during the pandemic, 34% of men with children at home got a promotion, versus 9% of women with children at home.

Women in STEM

For years, Emily Calandrelli pitched her science show to science networks, but kept hearing that the majority of their audience is male and would probably not relate to a female host. Luckily, Netflix picked it up last year and gave Emily her own show - “Emily’s Wonder Lab”. Watch the full episodes on Netflix – or highlights on YouTube.

Women Empowerment

Love these powerful pictures! Khadjou Sambe is Senegal's first female professional surfer. When she grew up, surfing was not seen as appropriate for women – now she is teaching other girls and women how to become a surfer.

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