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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Parental leave, Girls’ empowerment, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we talk about parental leave in Sweden, how mini-habits can improve our well-being, a Belgium municipality reviewing the impact of its policies on single people, and a new advert from Dove.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Parental leave

Fifty years ago, Sweden introduced state-funded parental leave, intended for both parents to take advantage of. This article talks about the success of the program, and how the workplace culture has shifted.

Well-being

Insightful article about energy levels, and how we can develop mini-habits that can help us recharge our batteries and improve our well-being.

Equality

Interesting story from Belgium – where 36% of the households are single-adult households. A municipality is now reviewing its policies to consider the impact on those who live alone.

Girls' empowerment

During the Super Bowl last weekend, Dove (Unilever) launched "Hard Knocks" – raising awareness that 45% of girls quit sports by the age of 14, with low body confidence being the primary reason behind it. Watch the advert here.

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