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D&I Weekly News Round Up: LGBTQ+, Well-being and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about the real-time impact of microaggressions, early-career burnout, why male anchors in Afghanistan are now wearing masks on air, and Laverne Cox getting her own Barbie doll.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture


Interesting research on the real-time impact of microaggressions in the workplace. Malissa Alinor, the author of this study, took Black participants through an experiment, showing how competency microaggressions affected them personally, but also their team interactions.


Insightful article on how burnout is impacting employees in the early stages of their careers. According to new research, Millennials and Generation Z (the generation following Millennials, so born mid to late 1990s to 2010s) are now reporting the highest rates of burnout across all age groups.


In early May, a decree was issued in Afghanistan that women must cover their faces in public, including TV presenters. This led to local protests, and male TV presenters have started wearing face masks on air in solidarity with their female colleagues. Read more here.


Toy maker Mattel has honoured transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black, Inventing Anna) with her own Barbie doll. The doll is part of the Barbie Tribute Collection, and Laverne Cox is the first transgender person to have a Barbie doll designed after her.

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