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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Race, Representation and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the importance of representation for children, a new LinkedIn survey with Black professionals in the US, a universal basic income experiment in Canada, and new research on bias during the hiring process.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Caroline Berns

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture


Lots of companies are working on increasing the number of women and ethnic minorities in their workforce. But how successful are they at diverse hiring? New research from two Wharton professors shows that bias during the hiring process remains an issue. Most interesting, I thought, was a new type of discrimination the researchers found – employers believe women and minorities are less likely to accept job offers, and they are therefore less likely to pursue them.


In January, LinkedIn surveyed Black professionals in the US, to get a better understanding of the challenges they face. Almost half of the 18 to 34 year-olds have experienced discrimination or microaggressions at work, and one out of four feels they would face retaliation if they would speak about racial justice issues at work. Watch the interview.


Representation matters! Children need to be exposed to diversity in the shows they watch, books they read and adverts they see, so we can build a more inclusive society and get rid of harmful stereotypes. This collection of 12 great examples of representation made me smile, enjoy!


Interesting universal basic income experiment in Canada. Recently homeless people were given a one-time cash handout by a local charity, and their spending habits were monitored over the next months and compared to a control group. The outcome was really promising – watch the video.

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