The All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) has strengthened its global advisory by confirming the addition of Birgitte Sand and Esu Ma’at as board members.
Ma’at is AIDP’s first appointment which the organisation stated is ‘reflective of educational and institutional and organizational change management’.
AIDP praised his appointment, pointing out that Ma’at is a ‘trans-disciplinary thought leader’ who has a distinguished track record of ‘driving a 21st century vision for diversity, equity and inclusion’, having led a series of initiatives during his time at the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
“The All-In Diversity Project is an extremely important initiative,” said Ma’at. “I look forward to collaborating with this impressive team of industry experts to share the tools and resources needed to advance workplace diversity, equity and inclusion worldwide.”
Sand, who currently serves as the CEO of Birgitte Sand & Associates ApS, has amassed over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. Her tenure as Vice President and President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) saw her actively court Africa, Asia and the Americans, in a bid to make IAGR as diverse and inclusive as possible.
She said: “This project has so much to offer all of us! I am honored to be part of this distinct advisory board – and ready to take part in the many challenges that come with a strong vision for diversity, equality and inclusion.
“So much has happened within the gambling industry just within the last decade and on a wider scale. The world has become more transparent disclosing the differences in work places and showing us the need for change. I am truly excited about an international standard – and all the improvements and added value of life that it implies.”
The new additions join AIDP’s global advisory board, and will work alongside Shelley White, Jan Jones Blackhurst, Andy Danson, Sue Schneider, Richard Schuetz and Holly Cook Macarro.
AIDP co-founder Christina Thakor-Rankin added: “The appointment of both Birgitte and Esu is a critical step in the All-in Diversity Project journey as we start to move out of gaming and take a more sector agnostic position with the forthcoming launch of the first ever formal international standard for workplace diversity, equality and inclusion, in partnership with the BSI.
“Birgitte and Esu bring with them a different set of perspectives, experiences and insights which will complement and enhance those of the existing Board allowing us to explore and address every challenge from policy right through to practice across every type of organization right across the world. These are incredibly exciting times for us.”