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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the Women in the Workplace 2021 report, how long and inflexible working hours impact the gender pay gap, inclusive fashion adverts, and Switzerland voting “yes” to same-sex marriage.
Caroline Berns

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Gender

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey just released the latest Women in the Workplace report, surveying 65,000 employees from over 400 organizations. While there have been some positive developments regarding women’s representation – the pandemic is taking its toll, and more women are now considering scaling back their careers and are experiencing burnouts.

Gender Equality

Interesting HBR article about one of the reasons for the gender pay gap in the US: high-salary jobs often come with long and inflexible hours, which makes career progression more difficult for anyone with caregiving responsibilities outside their job.

Inclusion

Representation matters – and while around 15% of the world’s population live with disabilities, the fashion industry (and media) have not been very inclusive in the past. This is slowly changing (also thanks to customers’ expectations), and more and more brands are now including models with disabilities in their campaigns. Read more here.

LGBTQ+

As one of the last countries in Western Europe, Switzerland will now allow same-sex marriage. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, almost 65% of the people voted “yes” to legalize civil marriage for same-sex couples.

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