Our diversity efforts

In early 2021, ISFE and EGDF established a Diversity Working Group with the goal of committing to advancing gender equality and diversity within the industry; promoting best practices of our members, and serving as a resource for information on diversity-related policy and legislative issues.

Driving diversity and inclusion is the socially responsible thing to do — the right thing to do.

“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

CEO, ISFE

Diversity pledges across Europe

The video games industry employs over 86,000 employees in Europe. ISFE’s national associations engage in local initiatives to inspire and improve diversity and inclusion in the games industry. Click on the map below to find information on an initiative near you: 

ISFE is a corporate ambassador of Women in Games 

In late 2020, ISFE joined Women in Games as a corporate ambassador during the European Parliament’s first-ever 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. Read more.

 

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