D&I Friday Read No. 148

Weber Shandwick and KRC Research just published a new study on how different generations feel about “CEO activism”. 47% of the Millennials said CEOs have a responsibility to talk about issues that are important to society, and 44% of them said they would be more loyal to a company with an activist CEO. Read more here.

A very interesting NY Times article on the various reasons why we are still battling to see more women heading up Fortune 500 companies. The author spoke to women who almost made it to the top and also looked at a Korn Ferry survey with senior executives and there still seems to be a strong bias against women becoming CEOs.

Unconscious Bias
A new approach to tackling Unconscious Bias is coming from this Australian company. The startup Diversifly is using immersive learning through VR (Virtual Reality), which allows the participants to interact and directly experience bias via an app on their smartphone.

Singer Charli XCX just released her new video for her song “Boys”. With the support of other artists like Joe Jonas, Mark Ronson and Charlie Puth, as well as puppies, pancakes and flamingos, she challenges gender stereotypes typically shown in music videos.


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