- The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI): Great news in the industry for students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)!
- A Message to CEOs and workplaces. What is the CEO Action pledge?
- Most new Order of Canada appointees are white men, despite diversity-boosting efforts
- Study Claims UK Gov’s Digital Inclusion Strategy Missed Targets
- Creating Space for Religious Diversity at Work
- In 30 Years, Little Progress for U.S. Sports Leagues on Leadership Diversity
Diversity & Inclusion news in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Education
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI): Great news in the industry for students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)!
Some of the founding partners of the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) include the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Chemours, and HBCU Week Foundation. FOSSI, a national industry-wide program, announced its goal of supporting 150 students majoring in STEM at HBCUs in the first year of the program which provides scholarships, internships, mentorship, and leadership development for students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Applause to FOSSI’s initiatives and effort to address and support the needs of underrepresented groups in the industries to build a more robust, equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce of the future.
Diversity & Inclusion news in Business
A Message to CEOs and workplaces. What is the CEO Action pledge?
CEO Action Pledge is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Recognition and enforcement from the very top matters more than ever when it comes to making real changes and taking timely & responsible actions towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Some of the CEOs who have signed the pledge include: BIC’s CEO – Gonzalve Bich, AAA Life Insurance Company’s CEO – John W. DuBose, Accenture’s CEO – Julie Sweet, Adobe’s CEO – Shantanu Narayen, ADP’s CEO – Carlos Rodriguez, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America CEO – Walter White, and Verizon’s CEO – Hans Vestberg, etc.
Diversity & Inclusion news in Politics
Most new Order of Canada appointees are white men, despite diversity-boosting efforts
The Order of Canada was established by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1967. The Order’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). The Order of Canada honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the country. Did you know that all Canadians are eligible to be appointed to the Order of Canada? Most of the new year 2020 appointees to the Order of Canada were white men. Rideau Hall (the residence and workplace of the Governor General ) acknowledges the slow progress on nominating more women, visible minority and Indigenous people.
Diversity & Inclusion in Government
Study Claims UK Gov’s Digital Inclusion Strategy Missed Targets
Diversity and inclusion is not only a workplace topic as it would usually come first in one’s mind. Inclusion is also a matter of community engagement, societal relationships and removing barriers to provide opportunities for all.
Andy Woods, Director of Rouge Media, said:
“It’s been really interesting to study the progress being made to meet the Government’s ambitious target of getting everyone who’s digital capable online by the end of 2020. It’s clear that while positive work has been done, an enduring digital divide remains.
Internet costs have been rising steadily over recent years, while speed and reliability are still major issues affecting many regions. Until the UK’s digital infrastructure is fit for purpose nationwide, we won’t be able to unlock the full social and economic potential and make greater strides in addressing the inequalities that remain.”
Diversity & Inclusion news in Religion
Creating Space for Religious Diversity at Work
There are a lot of aspects and due diligence involved around accommodating Religion, Belief and Spirituality in the workplace as well as legal and compliance issues.
Harvard Business Review says: Providing accommodations to the diverse needs of your workforce can be challenging, but it is possible!
Diversity & Inclusion news in Sports
In 30 Years, Little Progress for U.S. Sports Leagues on Leadership Diversity
Lets take a look at some major sports leagues, shall we?
Interesting data showing the % of players of color vs % of head coaches of color.
Despite a handful of initiatives meant to increase diversity in the leadership of sports organizations, coaching and management roles have mostly gone to white candidates in the past 30 years, according to a New York Times analysis of data from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports.
Diversity & Inclusion news in TV, Film and Entertainment
Film & TV Diversity: What Changed In 2019 And What’s Next In 2020
Where did year 2020 go?
What movies do you remember from year 2020?
No Time to Die for James Bond fans? Being released in April 2021 now.
The trend being recognized in Hollywood is increasing representation for marginalized communities in film and TV.