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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Gender Bias, Black History Month and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the ruling party in Japan inviting more women to meetings (as long as they don’t talk), Black History Month, a new demographics filter on Glassdoor, and a potential solution to reducing gender bias in your recruitment shortlists.
Caroline Berns

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Gender Bias

Interesting research! Progress towards gender equity remains slow in many industries (especially in tech). According to a new study, there is a simple “trick” that can reduce gender bias during the recruitment process.


Employer review site Glassdoor has just added a new filter that allows users to sort reviews by race and gender identity (as well as various other demographics). This will, for example, allow a Black job seeker to see and compare how Black employees of a certain company rate their employer.

Gender Equality

After the ruling party (LDP) in Japan was criticised for being dominated by men, they decided to allow selected female members to attend their meetings – as long as they don’t speak… (Japan has a big problem with gender parity - in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 they ranked 121st out of 153 countries, far behind other advanced countries.) Read more here.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month (mainly celebrated in the US and Canada). Here is a great article about seven Black people who had a significant impact on the world’s history, please read!

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