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EQUAL@WORK  | July 2019
Slow to embrace diversity in the workplace? It’s probably affecting business.

When I started becoming an engineer as an undergrad, I was quickly confronted with a startling realization: there were very few women in that field. In my classes, I was surrounded by men. Male teachers, male students. You get the picture. And when recruiters came to campus, they were all men, too.

It soon became clear that if I was going to be an engineer, I’d have to get used to the fact that there weren’t going to be many people like me. Years later, when I went on to start my own tech company, ThisWay, I looked around and noticed the same: there weren’t many female founders. Read More

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) highlighted the need for urgent action to combat racism in the European Union. Read More

ENAR's Equal@work Platform brings together employers from the public and private sector, social partners, NGOs, public authorities and political institutions to explore progressive ways to operate workplaces that are open, equal and free from discrimination.

Want to see more action against racism from your #MEPs in the @Europarl_EN ?

Ask them to join the Anti-Racism Intergroup @ARDIEuroParl. Get your #MEPs NOW to sign up by emailing the coordinator of @ARDIEuroParl: alfiaz.vaiya@europarl.europa.eu Write to them now. Visit now. Download the graphics here
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hackathon Diversité, Pour la Solidarité, April-October. Read More
Online course: Fight against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia. Read More
Listen to Europe: Campaign and event calendar. Read More
European survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and also non-binary, and other gender non-conforming people: Take now
European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards: Deadline: 01/10/2019. Apply now
Petition: Remove 1 Year Detention Needed to Qualify to Apply for Irish Citizenship: Sign now
Administrator, European Network Against Racism, Deadline: 21/07/2019. Apply now
FEMYSO STUDY SESSION LEADER, Deadline: 31/07/2019. Apply now
TELL MAMA reporting app on Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks, Read More
POLITICO's Sustainable Future Summit, 14/11/2019. Read More
 
ENAR NEWS
European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2019
On August 2, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the murder of the remaining Sinti and Roma in the so called “gypsy family camp” will be commemorated at the former German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. This day was officially declared by the European Parliament in 2015 as the “European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day” commemorating 500,000 Sinti and Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe. Read More
What it means to be a Roma woman MEP.
"Barriers are there to be broken with Love"  says outgoing MEP Soraya Post. She is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden. She is a member of the Feminist Initiative, part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. Post's father was a German-born Jew, and her mother was a Romani (Norwegian and Swedish Travellers). #Antigypsyism, #Islamophobia, #intersectionality Watch the full interview
ENAR twitter campaign around EU election gained 2.6 million impressions
ENAR sucessfully launched a twitter campaign with financial assistance from twitter targetting the Dutch speaking community in Belgium. In the last two weeks leading up to the election day it recorded 4 times (1.4 million) the outreach that was initially calculated to be the highest possible. The campaign used a range of videos and graphic messages combined with general social media work on twitter. The three main campaign videos reached roughly 260,000, 200,000 and 410,000 people respectively.
Anti-Racism in Focus with Dr. Michaël Privot by Bashy Quraishy
Bashy Quraishy, Chairman of the ENAR advisory body asks ENAR director Dr. Privot about #racism and #solidarity. #ENARGA Watch the full interview
 
EQUAL@WORK PARTNERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Sodexo Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion for the 5th Consecutive Year
Sodexo, a food and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index (DEI) -- a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) to recognize organizations who promote diversity and disability inclusion in the workplace. Sodexo received a score of 90 percent and was a top scorer among 180 other businesses. Read More
L'Oréal Scores High on Disability Equality Index
For the second year in a row, L'Oréal USA has been recognized as a top place to work with a score of 100 on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for corporations. Read More
Coca-Cola pledge support to Sport Against Racism Ireland
Coca-Cola have announced a new partnership for Sport Against Racism Ireland with the drinks company contributing €35,000 to a number of projects over the course of the next year. 

"Knowing the impact that sport can have, we’re thrilled to have the backing and support of Coca-Cola Ireland in their capacity as sponsor of the Premier League,” he said.

“This funding goes a long way in our initiatives and helps encourage and promote a positive environment in our communities.”  “With the theme of ‘Where Everyone Plays’ for our Premier League campaign we can think of no better partner than Sport Against Racism Ireland,” added Ronan Farren Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Ireland. Read More

World's Best for Diversity & Inclusion to Lead at 2019 World Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky(R) and 2019 Leonie Awards.
 
House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. today announced that several of the world's most successful Companies including Coca-Cola,  Prudential, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, PepsiCo, Accenture, Kroger, Fine Hygienic Holding, Coty and Sandoz would take the lead for its 2019 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women.   Read More
 

BEST PRACTICES ON BUSINESS & INCLUSION

L’Oréal on how the ‘power’ of diversity transformed the brand

L’Oréal Paris says its increased focus on diversity has pushed sales and led people to reappraise the brand.

The campaign for its True Match foundation, which came out in August last year, targeted men for the first time. It decided to pick male blogger and makeup artist Gary, aka ‘The Plastic Boy’, as one of its brand ambassadors, to reflect the fact that more men are wearing makeup.

Speaking to Marketing Week, the brand’s UK general manager Adrien Koskas says the “power of the campaign” has been “phenomenal” and helped the True Match product to become the best-selling foundation in the UK for the past five months in a row. Read More

Kate Gleason College of Engineering recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

Engineers today must be able to manage technical aspects of projects but also work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace. Rochester Institute of Technology is preparing its engineering graduates for those growing demands. Successful diversity and inclusion efforts toward that end have been recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as part of its national commitment to improve diversity within university engineering programs. Read More

Beauty for all: L’Oréal placed eighth worldwide for diversity and inclusion by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has named L’Oréal among the top 10 companies in the world for diversity and inclusion for the third consecutive year.

Thompson Reuters ranks over 7,000 international organizations on a set of 24 diversity and inclusion metrics, subdivided into four key pillars: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversies, and this year placed the French beauty giant in eighth position, ex-aequo with Natura worldwide. Read More

U. Michigan to Award Profs $100K for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Each professor selected will receive an annual stipend of $20,000 for each of his or her first five years holding the title. The stipend is meant to fund the professors’ professional and scholarly labor, but those selected will apparently not be expected to take on any additional research or tasks other than to “continue their important work and forge new interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Philbert. Read More

7 Ways To Integrate More Diversity And Inclusion Into Your Company Right Now

Diversity has become a hot buzzword that is frequently used within organizations today. While companies do recognize the value in diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs, sometimes the implementation of these programs into the workplace can be challenging. Research indicates that many of these programs often fail. Every company has different D&I challenges so specific needs can vary. Read More

NEWS FROM EUROPE & BEYOND
‘Young people care about peace’: UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council
She reminded the Council that the Youth, Peace and Security agenda is being recognized and institutionalized within the UN as “core” to the Organization’s priorities for young people, and that the UN Youth Strategy, Youth 2030, identifies peace and resilience building as “one of its five core priorities for the UN System’s work for and with young people”. 

“With this first-ever UN Youth Strategy, we have set out on a new path and will support young people in all their diversity in accessing education, decent work, social protection and their health, while we will stand with young people when they oppose injustice and will work with them to prevent conflict and build peace”, maintained Ms. Wickramanayake. Read More
Diversity, inclusion elevate staff engagement

At $3.4 billion asset BCU in Vernon Hills, Ill., the human resources (HR) and talent management departments prioritized diversity and inclusion to elevate employee engagement. Read More

Diversity and Inclusion in Travel

In an industry where the customer reigns supreme, diversity and inclusion can give your business a massive competitive edge – connecting more closely with customers, becoming a magnet for prized talent and ultimately boosting your bottom line. Read More

Emma Watson Interviews Reni Eddo-Lodge
Emma Watson Interviews author of 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' Reni Eddo-Lodge. Watch the full interview
SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit Bringing Together Important Voices for Change

With this Sunday’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit, ACM SIGGRAPH kicks off SIGGRAPH 2019 with a full day devoted to presentations and discussions focused on a wide range of important issues all pointing to the fact that a more diverse and inclusive workplace makes production more creative and successful.

Billed as a day-long workshop “that will inform and educate our community about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership (I.D.E.A.L.S),” the summit, open to all registered SIGGRPAH 2019 attendees, includes a number of key speakers from academia and industry who will share insight into how workplace diversity “adds significant value to our community, encouraging us to make better decisions, develop better algorithms, and engage with art, media and design.” Read More

Dal set to welcome new leadership in equity and inclusion
For Theresa Rajack-Talley, newly appointed as the university’s first vice-provost of equity and inclusion, what makes the journey from her current home of Louisville, Kentucky so exciting is the diversity she sees in the Dal community.

“I was drawn to the university because of the diversity of the student population, and the accompanying issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, nationality, religion, and culture,” says Dr. Rajack-Talley, who most recently served as professor of Pan-African Studies and associate dean of international, diversity and community engagement in the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Louisville. Read More
The ‘new right’ is not a reaction to neoliberalism, but its offspring
The ongoing and increasingly intense conservative backlash currently taking place across Europe is often understood as a populist reaction to neoliberal policy. The neoliberal assault on the welfare state, as for instance Chantal Mouffe has argued, has eroded post-war social security even as it destroyed people’s faith in electoral politics. Coupled with a sharp increase in inequality and rapid globalisation, the technocratic nature of neoliberal government has angered electorates across the continent. Read More
PUBLICATIONS
‘Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe’,
The book ‘Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe’, published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, brings together a combination of academic and activist writing, based on practical experiences, to shed light on the multi-dimensional and complex phenomenon of antigypsyism. It uncovers how racialised discourses shape knowledge, policies, and racist practices and behaviours; analyses the role of European policies; and presents different case studies of structural discrimination against Roma in Europe. Download the book
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