D&I Weekly News Round Up: Women’s Empowerment and More


Interesting report of McKinsey on talent attraction and attrition, by interviewing more than 13,000 people in 6 different countries. Businesses need to start rethinking their offeringsas traditionally, people were drawn to career development and advancement – but this is increasingly replaced now by the demand for flexibility, well-being and meaningful work.

Gender equality

We know the challenges that can potentially arise with women working from home, including the risk of missing promotions due to proximity bias. This article also examines other aspects, including gender roles in families – and how these new ways of working could lead to a regressive division of domestic and care responsibilities.

Gender balance

LinkedIn just announced a new feature called “Diversity boosts” It’s okay alert recruiters if their search for candidates lacks gender parity. The tool will then suggest additional criteria (such as location, skills or companies) to improve the balance. Read more here.

women’s empowerment

Wahida Amiri worked as a librarian in Afghanistan until the Taliban took over. She now lives in Pakistan as a refugee, struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan. Moving interviewplease read!

Mara R. Wilmoth