Media round-up: This week’s diversity news

The top leadership diversity and equality stories from across the UK

Governments are too focused on ‘gender diversity’ in the workplace, says former Lloyds Bank chairman
Sir Win Bischoff says businesses and governments must broaden out initiatives to include more marginalised groups, including a deeper focus on ethnic diversity.

UK employers join forces to improve tech diversity
Data on recruitment and pay to be shared in effort to correct gender imbalance

EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards
Proposals from European commission would compel businesses to positively discriminate when hiring new executives until quota is reached.

Death of diversity champion and FTSE 100 chair announced
Diversity pioneer Manjit Wolstenholme – one of only three non-white chairs of FTSE 100 companies – has died suddenly at the age of 53

Labour suspends ex-minister Ivan Lewis over sexual harassment claim
Party suspends MP for Bury South after woman alleged he touched her leg and invited her to his house in 2010, when she was 19.

Campaigner: I received rape and death threats after gender-neutral speech
Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon describes online abuse she received after calling for gender-neutral language in schools.

Mr Men and Little Miss series creates female engineer character to tackle gender stereotypes
The latest addition to the collection, a female engineer, is intended to be a “positive role model” for girls, the author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves has said.

Portrait exhibition at Oxford showcases university’s diversity
Oxonian subjects, including disabled, black and minority ethnic graduates, nominated by students and staff to defy stereotypes

Europe’s Dearth of Diversity
Europe’s male, pale and stale boardrooms face the same fate as the most polluting companies — evolve or die.

Wellcome Trust explores diversity rules for funding applications
Institutions that do not meet standards in areas such as gender may be ineligible for grants.

Japanese politicians force colleague with baby to leave chamber
Yuka Ogata took seven-month-old son to work to highlight difficulties parents have amid acute shortage of childcare places.

 

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