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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about Google’s latest diversity report, the difference between mentoring and sponsoring, the US adding a new gender marker on passports, and a 70-year-old bat girl.

Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Caroline Berns

Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Diversity Report

Google just released the latest edition of its diversity report. In 2020, Google made progress hiring more Black and Latinx employees, but at the same time battled with attrition of minority groups, especially Black women. Read more here.

Equity

We often talk about “sponsoring vs “mentoring” people in the workplace. Great HBR article - explaining what the differences are, how good sponsorship looks like, and how it can be used to drive equity.

LGBTQ+

The US has just announced an upcoming change to their IDs and passports – and will allow non-binary, intersex or gender-nonconforming applicants to use X instead of M or F as gender markers. Accommodating non-binary gender identities on passports is already a common practice in other countries (for example in the Netherlands or New Zealand).

Gender

A dream 60 years in the making… When she was 10 years old, Gwen Goldman asked the Yankees to become a bat girl, but was rejected based on her gender. Now they fulfilled her dream - watch the video.

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