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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Gender bias, Inclusion & tech, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we talk about women not asking questions at live audience events, illiteracy in Somaliland, why companies should incorporate DEI into their decision-making, and a new campaign from Heineken.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture


Great HBR article from Harvard researchers and behavioural change practice MoreThanNow, sharing why companies should incorporate DEI into their decision-making – proudly featuring a field experiment from Ericsson!


According to various studies, women are much less likely to ask questions at live audience events. This insightful article looks at possible reasons, and shares what moderators and organizers can do to help more women to speak up.

Inclusion & tech

Illiteracy in Somaliland is a huge challenge - according to a 2022 report from UNICEF, three in every four adults cannot read and write, and one child in four is not in school. A new free app is helping to change this. Read more here.

Gender bias

Heineken’s latest campaign to raise awareness about gender bias in football features Jill Scott MBE and Gary Neville. The two former international players from England swapped their social media accounts for five days – and the results were not surprising. Watch the video

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