Media round-up: this week’s diversity news

The top leadership diversity and equality stories from across the UK

Today is Equal Pay Day: from now, women work ‘for nothing’
Today marks Equal Pay Day, the day when women stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

Two of Holyrood’s ruling committee resign to make way for women
MSPs leave Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as critics accuse Nicola Sturgeon of downplaying harassment claims against a former minister

Apple releases first diversity report under new VP of diversity and inclusion
Apple has released its first diversity and inclusion report since naming Denise Young Smith as VP of diversity and inclusion in May.

Legal recognition for non-binary people planned in Scotland
Proposals include simpler and less intrusive self-declaration system for those over 16 who want to change gender

Gender pensions gap widening in UK, research shows
A new report has revealed that the gender pensions gap between women and men investing in personal pensions has widened by 16 per cent over the past five years.

D&I is an ongoing journey
Speakers at the CIPD conference highlighted the importance of inclusion as well as diversity

Ariel’s Mellody Hobson Calls Out Finance Chiefs on Diversity
Mellody Hobson, president of mutual fund company Ariel Investments, called out the finance and business community for failing to make strides in diversity.

Lupita Nyong’o accuses Grazia of removing her hair
“Still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture”.

Why the regulators care about diversity
In order to be truly effective, we have to reflect the diverse society we serve.

Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment
Actress Portia de Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.

‘No coloureds’ landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog
Buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson told agent to ban ‘coloured’ tenants because they left curry smells in his properties

Why Othello will be played by a woman at the Liverpool Everyman
Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles – and next year, there will be a female Othello for the first time in a major modern British theatre.

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