Women in Games has published a second edition of The Guide: Building A Fair Playing Field – Business News

Women in Games has released the second edition of The Guide: Building a Fair Playing Field.

The book update which was first published in 2018 is nearly 150 pages and contains new information, inspiration, resources, first-hand testimonials, showcases and other useful content and well-documented over the past four years. It is written by Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games, and Sharon Tolaini-Sage, Education and Research Consultant for Women in Games, and should be useful for those who work in video games and want to progress and develop. engage more with the ideas of gender equality and greater diversity and inclusion.

Women remain underrepresented in games, and regular controversies continue to show that there is a need for change, both in the games industry and in the attitudes of consumers buying game content. According to Women in Games, The Guide intends to address these sadly persistent issues and highlight the role of leadership in better achieving equity and how it can encourage and enable change in the community, as well as to present some positive initiatives that are already underway. .

“The world has changed since the publication in 2018 of the first Women in Games guide. Covid-19 and its lingering consequences have brought uncertainties, but it has also brought huge opportunities to drive positive change. Global work practices, and in particular the gaming industries themselves, are transforming, and this guide aims to give new impetus to gender equality and equity. said Women in Games co-author and CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman.

“The guide is part of our aligned efforts to take action in support of the UN SDGs, in particular number 5, gender equality. And an integral part of a broader work portfolio within our 5 action spaces: Industry, Education, Community Policy and Culture. This supports our mission to create new platforms, pathways and synergies that bring together agents of change, advocates, men and boys, champions, experts, grassroots organizations and others, for new solutions-focused dialogues. shared towards fairness and equality for all. This is a time when integrating practical steps across the board to achieve gender equality is not only right, it is achievable. »

The Guide: Building a Fair Playing Field is currently only available in written English, but will soon be translated into other languages ​​and made into an audiobook and podcast. If you want to read it for yourself, you can find it downloadable for free from the Women in Games website.

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