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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the lack of black representation at the top of FTSE 100 firms, Google agreeing to pay millions to settle a discrimination lawsuit, Nike’s new inclusive sneakers, and a powerful TED Talk from Tracy Young about her journey as a CEO.
Caroline Berns

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture


According to a statement from the US Department of Labor, Google has agreed to pay $3.8m to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The company was accused of systematically discriminating women and Asian engineers, after monitors discovered pay disparities and discrimination during the hiring process. Read more here.


Across all FTSE 100 firms, there is not a single black executive left – and only 10 out of the almost 300 people in the top three roles have ethnic minority backgrounds. Noteworthy is also the lack of Black employees in the leadership pipeline (according to a report, it is less than 1%).


“How vulnerability makes you a better leader” - touching (and partially graphic) TED Talk from Tracy Young. The construction engineer and CEO of a tech start-up is sharing her journey trying to adapt in a male-dominated business culture.


What started in 2012 with a letter from Matthew Walzer (a then 16-year-old with cerebral palsy) asking Nike to design hands-free shoes – has now resulted in the global launch of a shoe collection that can make life for people with special needs more inclusive.

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