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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we talk about language bias in performance feedback, employers offering holiday related benefits, an SDIM23 session on accelerating progress on gender parity, and a great animation about autism.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Language bias 

Augmented-writing platform Textio just published a new reportLanguage Bias in Performance Feedback”, showing that women and people of colour receive the lowest-quality feedbackmaking them more likely to leave their organizations. Worth reading!

Well being

Taking leave from work is crucial for our well-being. Some employers are now offering holiday-related benefits – to improve attraction and retention, and to make sure their employees are taking proper breaks. Read more here.

Gender parity

According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report, it will take an estimated 131 years to reach full parity at the current trajectory. Last week, leaders met at SDIM23 (WEF’s Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2023) to discuss accelerating progress on gender parity. Watch the session here.


There are many stereotypes about autism - but, in reality, autism presents differently in different people. Great animation, worth watching!

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