Cinzia Musio is an Operations Project Manager at London-based video games studio, Splash Damage (Dirty Bomb, Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: MCC) where she drives the review and implementation of business processes to ensure they are both efficient and inclusive. Alongside her role, Cinzia has a passion for training and development. She currently leads the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board at Splash Damage where she focuses on driving the EDI strategy, as well as training and awareness initiatives.
This year's UKIE census has shown how we need to start working with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the forefront of our internal policies and hiring. We know it's an emergency. Cinzia will walk you through the journey she took transforming Splash Damage's studio culture to become more diverse and inclusive: From Employee Resource Groups, Talks organised in the studio and even the staff Halloween Party! You'll learn the little steps required not only to get buy-in at all levels, but to make EDI a vital part of your studio's day to day. You'll leave this session with knowledge on how to adapt this within your own studios and ways to make your underrepresented employees feel even more welcome and included.
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