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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Inclusive learning, Gender pay gap, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about leaders disclosing their chronic illnesses, new research on how women negotiate salaries, “girl” trends on social media, and Lego supporting inclusive learning with braille bricks.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Well being

Interesting HBR article about leaders with chronic illnesses - and the possible impact of revealing long-term health conditions in the workplace.

Gender pay gap

Women’s reluctance to negotiate for better salaries is often stated as one of the reasons for the gender pay gap. New research is now challenging this – saying that women in fact do negotiate (and more than men). Read more here.


“Girl dinner”, “lazy girl job”, and “girl math” are popular trends on social media right now – this article looks at the stories behind these trends, and what the downsides might be.

Inclusive learning

In 2020, toy maker Lego launched bricks coded with braille numbers and letters and offered them free of charge to schools to help visually impaired children. Lego has now announced that the braille bricks will also be available for purchase, allowing inclusive learning for children and their families. Read more here.

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