New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group becomes the latest industry incumbent to join the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as a founding member and participant the diversity initiative’s inaugural year.
The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors.
Entering 2018, IGT has moved to improve its group diversity standards and personnel training, promoting long-term executive Kim Baker Lee to the newly created role of Vice President of Corporate Diversity & Inclusion.
Confirming IGT joining the All-in Diversity Project, Baker Lee stated; “The gaming industry is unique and requires its own benchmarking in order to yield the most reliable and applicable data”
“We need an open discussion on industry-specific barriers to inclusion and diversity, and offer opportunities to improve. Understanding where we are today will inform what we need to do to move the bar and make a lasting impact.”
Founded in 2017, by gambling executives Kelly Kehn and Christina Thakor-Rankin, the All-in Diversity Project has expanded its mandate, gaining corporate partnership with Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and Clarion Gaming.
Welcoming IGT Group, Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project stated; “We established All-in Diversity Project, but this initiative should be led by the industry. IGT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will help serve as a shining example to the industry globally as to leadership on progress toward workplace equality.”
“Gender diversity is not about pushing quotas or agendas,” said fellow All-in Diversity Project Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin
“The All-in Diversity Project is about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers are very different to ours, and we need to make changes now in order to prosper in the future.”