Ubisoft begins 5-year program to improve workplace diversity

This story about systemic change, boiled down, in 1:21 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

One of the largest video game developers in the world is adopting new practices focusing on diversity and inclusion — at a time when the issue is topical.

The situation

Headquartered in France but prominent around the world, Ubisoft is a juggernaut within the video game industry.

Ubisoft has just launched a 5-year program in order to improve diversity in the workplace.

  • Titled “Project Rise”, the program will focus in particular on gender equality, race and ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and disability inclusion.
  • Measures will be implemented in all areas of the company, such as talent acquisition and talent development.

Boiling it down

Ubisoft has been hit with a wave of allegations over the past few years regarding employee misconduct, harassment, and systemic sexism.

Such issues are unfortunately industry-wide, with other companies of the same caliber fostering their own programs in response to their own allegations.

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