International Game Technology (IGT) has won the “Diversity and Inclusion” category at the 2023 Women in Gaming (WIG) Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards, held this month in London. The company was recognized for its commitment to DEI initiatives at the global awards program.
The Women in Gaming (WIG) Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards program aims to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to enhancing diversity, equality, and inclusion within the gaming industry.
“IGT winning the “Diversity and Inclusion” category at the WIG Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards reflects our commitment to creating a workplace culture that is empowering to women and their colleagues globally,” said Brian Blake, IGT Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
“We are dedicated to our ongoing efforts to embrace our core values and embed equality across our organization while setting a standard of excellence in the gaming industry that empowers our employees, stakeholders, and the communities we serve.”
Since IGT created its Office of Diversity & Inclusion in 2018, the company notes it has executed various programs, policies, and systems that have promoted multiple dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
These initiatives include facilitating mandatory and elective employee training courses that support the company’s anti-discrimination commitments, implementing more inclusive and equitable hiring processes, and offering competitive benefits for same-sex partners.
IGT has also expanded its global roadmap for its employee-led and executive-sponsored Diversity & Inclusion Groups (DIGs), which include the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN), ACE (Employees of African descent), PRIDE (LGBTQ+), Wealth of Wisdom (employees 50+), NEXGEN (millennial and Gen Z employees), and more.