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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Equality, Discrimination and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about Microsoft’s latest diversity report, Facebook settling a discrimination lawsuit, how online meetings can support equality, and a great TED talk about the benefits of paternity leave.
Caroline Berns

Diversity Report

Microsoft just released its third annual diversity and inclusion report. Since 2017, the tech company has continuously managed to increase the number of women as well as racial and ethnic minorities – and is driving further improvements.


Facebook has agreed to pay $14 million to settle allegations of favouring immigrant applications over U.S. workers for thousands of high-paying jobs. In 2020, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that it used recruiting methods that deterred or excluded American workers. Read more here.


Interesting article! While online meetings can be very tiring, research has also shown that they can help to drive equality. Thanks to tools like the chat or hand raising, people who might not get a chance to speak in face-to-face meetings, can be heard.

Gender Equality

Although more and more countries and companies are offering paternity leave, globally only a small minority of new dads are making use of it. Great The Way We Work TED talk from Shu Matsuo Post, sharing why paternity leave brings so many benefits for everyone.

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