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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Special Edition – Best of 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are sharing some of our favourite articles and videos from 2023. Happy New Year!

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Women in the workforce

In October, Professor Claudia Goldin was awarded the 2023 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for her decades of work studying women in the workforce and the gender pay gap. Since 1969, this prize has been awarded to 90 men – she is the third woman in history to receive it (and the first woman to receive it solo). Read more here

Gender bias

According to a UN reportgender biases have not improved over the past decade. 49% of people worldwide still believe that men are better political leaders than women, and more than 40% believe that men are better business executives than women


Coming back from vacation, people often tend to overwork, which can increase stress and even undermine their efforts to catch up. This article shares several post-vacation strategies, worth reading!

Gender & climate change

Ahead of the 2023 International Women’s Day, the short film “Daughter” was launched to raise awareness about the impact that climate change has on women around the world. Worth watching!


Interesting article about “Niksen”, the trend from the Netherlands that translates to “doing nothing”, and can help people to manage stress and improve well-being.

Medical racism

A 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as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard) could increase medical racism – due to them giving incorrect advice and sharing long-outdated beliefs about Black patients.

Cognitive diversity

Interesting article about problem-solving vs problem-finding in the age of AI - and why cognitive diversity will be crucial going forward.

Girls’ empowerment

Touching video with Dr Urvashi Sahni, sharing her personal story - and how her experience encouraged her to fight for girls’ education in India for the past 37 years.

World of work

Interesting HBR article about the importance of speak-up culture – and what steps leaders can take to create conditions where all employees feel free to speak up.


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


Great short film about Britain’s Chineke! Orchestra, the first professional orchestra in Europe consisting of mainly Black and ethnically diverse musicians. It was founded in 2015, and champions change and celebrates diversity in orchestra music.


An interesting story from Luleå, a city in the north of Sweden, where a campaign called "Säg hej" (Say hello) is trying to tackle loneliness

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