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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Menopause, Health equity, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we talk about a diverse health database, Dove's promise not to use AI to create women's images, the importance of support programs for menopausal workers, and a football club using haptic technology for deaf fans.

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

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

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Compliance Officer – Leadership & Culture

Health equity

Up until now, 90% of people taking part in large genetic studies have been of European origin. The All of Us Research Program in the US is creating a diverse health database that includes data from under-represented communities and ethnic minorities. Read more here.


According to Dove (Unilever), one in three women feel pressured to alter their appearance due to what they see online, even when they know the images are fake or AI-generated. Dove has now promised not to use artificial intelligence (AI) to create or distort women’s images in its advertising campaigns and has launched a new campaign called “The Code” to raise awareness.


According to a recent study in the UK, 23% of women surveyed had considered resigning from their jobs due to the effects of menopause. While some employers have introduced menopause-specific support programs, much more support is still needed overall. Read more here.

Inclusion & tech

Newcastle United Football Club just launched t-shirts with haptic technology, allowing their deaf fans to experience the noise and excitement at matches through vibrations. Read more here.

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