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D&I Weekly News Round Up: Racism, Disability and More

D&I Weekly News Round Up: Racism, Disability and More

Published 09-16-22

Submitted by Ericsson

Caroline Berns Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Originally published by Ericsson

By Caroline Berns, Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round Up. Today we are talking about heightism affecting careers, racial discrimination in the workplace, ID markers helping people with invisible disabilities, and an inspiring NASA engineer.


Heightism, so the discrimination against someone based on their height, can have an impact on careers. Studies have shown that height can correlate with income, can affect promotion opportunities, and taller people can be seen as more “leader-like”. Interesting article, worth reading!


According to a new study done in the UK, racial discrimination in the workplace remains a huge issue. In a survey done among Black and other minority ethnic workers, many reported racist bullying and harassment, and more than one out of four shared that they had faced racist jokes or comments on their appearance.


People with disabilities, especially if these are invisible disabilities, can face challenges when interacting with others, for example, law enforcement officers. The State of Colorado is now offering people to add a special marker to their driver’s licenses or IDs – a move that is getting worldwide interest.

Women in STEM

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson is an American engineer – and as the Artemis 1 launch director, the first woman in history to oversee a NASA countdown and lift-off. Read more about her here!

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