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Diversity & Inclusion news – DE&I Celebration Calendar
Take a glance at the complete listing of important dates to celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion.
February is the month to celebrate:
Black History Month (US & Canada) – Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science (World) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres: “To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.”
LGBT+ History Month (UK) – LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual trans, and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements.
Have a Heart Day (On-reserve funding/conditions) (Canada) – Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
Pink Triangle Day (World) – What does the pink triangle mean today?
Diversity & Inclusion news – Tips for Leaders
87% of your fellow bosses told consultants at pwc that diversity is a business priority…
Since June 2017, more than 800 American CEOs have signed a pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace…
How do you go about turning workplace diversity goals into reality?
Workplace diversity and inclusion have become rallying cries in the wake of racial justice movements like Black Lives Matter. U.S. corporations are responding with commitments to create a workforce that looks more like America.
Some of the TOP BLM (Black Life Matters) Quotes
Diversity & Inclusion news – Mental Health
Protecting employees’ wellbeing more vital than ever.
It is time to think differently. These are unprecedented times. Every person has been affected by this pandemic, with mental health being challenged on a daily basis.
Diversity & Inclusion news – Disabilities
4 Ways To Understand The Diversity Of The Disability Community
How can companies, community organizations, and individuals really know how to treat disabled people in everyday life properly when the disability community itself contains so many different perspectives and opinions?
How do disabled people explain ourselves and what “we” want, when we so rarely agree with each other?
Disability Inclusion: The Best Actionable Guide and Statistics
The Complete Guide to Disability: Types of Disability list, and latest disability statistics, benefits, and how to create promote diverse and inclusive workplace, classroom, and society.
Diversity & Inclusion news – Women
Microsoft Australia To Subsidize Partners’ Gender Diversity
According to a recent survey by Professionals Australia, women account for just 28 per cent of the workforce across the tech sector in Australia, compared with 45 per cent across other professional industries. In that survey, more than half of the women polled reported experiencing gender discrimination in the past three years.
Microsoft Australia is proud to be working with the Women Rising online program which is now available to Microsoft Australia partners. They have recently partnered with Megan Dalla-Camina to bring partners this unique online program fusing positive psychology, neuroscience, leadership development, gender science and wellbeing principles. It’s designed to support women to rise and achieve their leadership goals via a carefully curated journey.
Microsoft is offering its partners a hefty discount on leadership programs for women in a bid to improve diversity in the local tech sector.
Gender Bias In STEM: Women In Tech Still Facing Discrimination
Gender bias in STEM-related subjects and the lack of women has already been adequately recorded and reported. It has also been estimated that closing the gender gap in the STEM field would increase the EU GDP per capita by 0.7–0.9 per cent in 2030 and by 2.2–3.0 per cent in 2050.
Diversity & Inclusion news – BIPOC
People of colour have always felt pressure to hide their personal identities in professional environments. Now, virtual work has complicated code-switching even more.