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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Mental health, Neurodiversity, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we talk about mental health initiatives in Finland, the evolutionary advantages of ADHD, an all-women firefighting group from Borneo changing societal attitudes, and a TED talk about empowering women through information.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Mental health

Finland used to have one of the highest suicide rates in the world, but now it’s often known as the “world’s happiest country”. This article talks about the changes the country made over the past three decades through a series of initiatives and interventions.

Neurodiversity

Very interesting article about ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – and how, according to research, it might have been an evolutionary advantage. Read more here.

Gender stereotypes

Great story about “The Power of Mama” an all-women firefighting group from Borneo, founded in 2022. The group does not only fight fires but also changes communities' attitudes towards fire prevention and women’s role in society.

Women empowerment

Inspiring TED Talk from Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center, on how empowering women with the right information can lead to transformative changes in their lives. Watch it here.

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