Anita Sarkeesian is speaking at the following session/s
Are Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives Helping or Hurting?
Over the last several years we’ve seen a substantial increase in conversations around the importance of building healthier studio cultures. Studios are finally asking questions about how to boost numbers of underrepresented workers, and how to retain those workers for the long term. This has opened up a market for DEI managers and consultants with the exclusive focus on helping improve company culture, but is it really working? Are the legacy systems and structures inside of game studios still hindering progress and causing more harm to workers?
This discussion will provide participants the opportunity to discuss the challenges in creating real culture change to both support workers and build better games.
- Gain insights into the current state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in the games industry
- Gain a deeper understanding of the roadblocks and impediments to creating healthier work environments
- Learn from peers about their successes and struggles in transforming workplace culture