Video Games Europe becomes corporate ambassador for Women in Games during European Gender Equality Week
Women in Games is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2009, grown from grassroots to be the leading global force on gender equality in the video games industry. Women in Games’ vision is of not only an industry but a culture and community free of gender discrimination, where equity and parity of opportunity, treatment and conditions empowers girls and women from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential.
“It is essential that the industry strives to reflect gender equality in its workforce and in the video games themselves. Women currently represent only 30% of the workforce in the digital sector in the EU and, according to national surveys, 28% of workers in the video game sector are female. We look forward to working with Women in Games to drive and promote good practice across Europe for the good of both the industry and the playing community.”Simon Little, Video Games Europe CEO
“We are delighted that Video Games Europe has joined Women in Games as Corporate Ambassadors. They have partnered with us at a pivotal moment of growth as our global reach expands. There are multiple ways we will work together across education, policy and business to support our vision and female community of practice, which is represented in 41 countries and growing.”Marie-Claire Isaaman, Women in Games CEO
Video Games Europe members game in Germany and Ukie in the UK have both recently launched national diversity initiatives:
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