LGBTQI+ in the workplace — How can we do better?

Protective legislation against LGBTQI+ discrimination has been improving in many countries around the world, and positive representation in popular entertainment and arts media has increased. Frustratingly, however, discrimination against LGBTQI+ people in workplaces persist, even in countries with laws to prevent it, and some forms, such as the marginalisation of trans people, are particularly prevalent. […]

From Words to Action – Equity In Practice

This week’s newsletter is a repost of an article written by Astrid Rønning Skaugseth. She writes about the importance of not just talking about making a change, but learning actionable practices that immediately can be utilised to promote social equity! From Words to Action – Equity In Practice We have come a long way with regard […]

A Fight for Women is a Fight for All — an Interview with Sherry Hakimnejad

If you are reading this newsletter on the day of its release, it is International Women’s Day, 2023. You may also probably keenly aware that now, in 2023, we are depressingly far from achieving our ambition of a safe, equitable, free and fair world for people of all genders around the world.   Many issues have […]

The Many Faces of Ageism – How Can We Bridge the Generational Gap?

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Bias and discrimination are something that many of us have to constantly face due to factors such as gender or ethnicity. A characteristic that has the potential to affect almost all employees during their careers is age.   Age discrimination is commonly referred to as ageism, and it can take many different forms through our lives. Ageism encompasses […]

Women In Leadership: To Find or Be Found?

When trying to find something in a cupboard, my husband will usually leave the room and come back a minute later, empty handed and disappointed. I will go to the same place and spend five to ten seconds to identify the missing item. The reason is usually because he will open the cupboard doors look at what is immediately in front of him and if it’s not what he is looking for, the item is invisible. Me, I will lift and move things around in order to find the item in question – and usually do.

Artificial Intelligence Has a Bias Problem

From the way that airbags are designed in cars, to the lack of women included in medical research, we see the ways in which gender bias in these fields has negatively impacted women.  Gender bias is especially problematic in fields that  are  overwhelmingly made up of men,  including computer programming.  In our increasingly  digitalized  and technological […]

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