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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Medical racism, Mental health, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we talk about AI chatbots and medical racism, generation-specific employee retention strategies, Iceland’s women going on strike, and mental health support for young children.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Caroline Berns - Head of D&I and Talent Acquisition MMEA

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture


Insightful article about the different strategies employers are implementing to retain their Gen X employees, including eldercare benefits, menopause support, and additional health screening tests.

Gender equality

Last Tuesday, thousands of women in Iceland – including the prime minister - went on strike. Despite Iceland having been ranked as the top nation for gender equality by the World Economic Forum, significant gender disparities still exist, especially in relation to the gender pay gap and gender-based violence. Read more here.

Medical racism

A new study from Stanford School of Medicine shows that popular AI chatbots (such as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard) could increase medical racism – due to them giving incorrect advice and sharing long-outdated beliefs about Black patients.

Mental health

According to a new report from the UK, children under five years require more effective support for their mental healthEarly intervention is crucial to prevent lifelong mental health issues, but currently, there is little attention given to it. Read more here.

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