D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Neurodiversity, Stereotypes and More

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 the first Black woman on the ISS crew, a new job marketplace for neurodivergent job seekers, the boring stereotype, and Samsung apologizing for their latest advert.


Addressing Barriers for Women Leaders: Reducing Gender Bias

By: Dawnita Wilson

In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global recognition that there are basic inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms that apply to every human being. The Declaration made clear that men and women have the same rights to basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

Allstate #theysay: Luis, 13

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Teen volunteer Luis, 13, overcomes the stereotype that teens are always on their phones and too busy by connecting with his friends to initiate a food drive at his school, proving that the “smallest thing could make the biggest difference.” Listen to Luis share his story:

Allstate #theysay at We Day Illinois: Nancy, 16

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Allstate Teen Reporter, Nancy, 16, spoke with We Day Illinois attendees about their experience at the youth empowerment event. She asked participating teens how they give back and prove that what #theysay isn’t always true.
Youth across the country can share their own stories about the things they do to change the world with #theysay, and they can read other stories about youth on a mission to make a difference at
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