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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Gender Parity, Bias and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about cognitive biases, achieving gender parity at all levels of an organization, gender stereotypes about STEM, and Black Santas at Disney Parks.
Caroline Berns

Gender Parity

Companies often have a good representation of women in entry-level roles, but are unable to get even close to gender balance at senior levels. This interesting HBR article looks at how companies can achieve gender parity across all levels in an organization, using Unilever as an example.

Bias

There are over 180 cognitive biases that impact how we see the world. This article gives a good overview, showing 24 common biases - which of these do you recognize?

Gender Stereotypes

According to new research from the University of Washington and the University of Houston, gender stereotypes around tech can start as early as first grade in school. One of the challenges is that a lot of kids believe that girls are less interested in STEM subjects - and the stereotypes create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Representation

For the first time in history, US Disney parks decided to include Black Santas in their Christmas character line-ups. Happy holidays!

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