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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Bias, Neurodiversity, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about GSMA’s latest Mobile Gender Gap report, flexible working for onsite workers, gender bias at school, and an autism-friendly city in the US.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

World of work

Workplace flexibility has become a priority for many employees - but how can employers offer flexibility to workers who have to be onsite (e.g. in healthcare or manufacturing)? Very insightful article!


Interesting (small) study from the US. When maths teachers think gender equality has been achieved and women no longer face discrimination, they tend to be biased against girls’ mathematical abilities. Read more here.

Gender gap

GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association) just released the 6th annual edition of the Mobile Gender Gap Report. Women in low- and middle-income countries are currently 19% less likely than men to use mobile internet, and the progress to close the gap has seen a slowdown for two years in a row.  


According to a survey, almost 90% of autistic families don’t take vacations, as travelling is too stressfulMesa, a city in Arizona, has recognized the need to become more inclusive, and became the first Autism-certified city in the US, with almost all public-facing employees trained and certified. Read more here.

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