All-in Diversity Project criticises lack of women in leading roles

The report found only 15% of CEOs in gaming are women.
The report found only 15% of CEOs in gaming are women.

The project has called for more women in management in the gaming industry.

UK.- The All-in Diversity Project has criticised the lack of women in management roles as its latest benchmarking report shows women hold less than a quarter of non-executive board positions.

The project’s All-Index 2019 Annual Report analysed data from 26 gambling industry operators representing more than 100 brands.

Developed in partnership with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University, the report found that 77.5 per cent of non-executive board members last year were men.

The number of women represented fell by 5.5 percentage points from the previous to 22.5 per cent

Men also made up 59.2 per cent of executive positions and 70 per cent of C-level positions.

Women accounted for just 15 per cent of chief executives and managing directors and only 34 per cent of directors and department heads.

The report identified stereotyped attitudes to job areas, with men vastly outnumbering women in technology, trading and risk, and women more likely to work in hospitality and human resources.

It also identified a continuing gender pay gap, despite 83.3 per cent of respondents having equal opportunities and anti-discrimination policies in place. 

The report also found that the number of employers hiring LGBTQ+ workers, disabled people and ethnic minorities fell by 30% year-on-year.

All-in did not reveal the identity of all the organisations participating in the study but noted that GVC Holdings scored best, followed by Sky Betting & Gaming, Betsson Group and SIS.

Project co-founder Kelly Kehn said: “We believe that surveying the industry annually is one of the most significant ways we can continue real progress globally.

“We are grateful to all participants who are both committed to their own progress but also to the industry’s overall improvement.”

Earlier in the year, the industry praised the increase in the number of women leaders at Atlantic City casinos.

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