NetEnt Pushes For Diversity With Guy Talk Dinner
The Sweden-based premium supplier of digitally distributed gaming systems has organized the first ever Guy Talk dinner, which was held last week at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm.
The goal of this event is to encourage men to take more initiative when it comes to diversity, inclusion and societal norms.
Creating an Inclusive Work Environment
According to available information, the moderate dinner was focused on the role men have in the modern gaming industry, their health – both physical and mental, male norms, group pressure, and gender identity. The event was very productive, offering a set of actions that could be taken by male NetEnt employees to secure a more inclusive working environment.
Here are examples of the suggested actions:
– advocating diversity in the office; standing up for respect, diversity, and inclusion at work
– recognizing and dealing with bad behavior
– creating a comfortable working environment, where anyone can show their full potential (this example particularly refers to managers)
Gender Balance a Prime Objective
NetEnt is widely recognized as a company dedicated towards gender balance. The company’s long-term goal is to reach a 50/50 gender balance by the year 2020. The Guy Talk event emphasized the importance of incorporating diversity into all aspects of the company’s business operations and spreading the word on it among the male employees.
The NetEnt even was inspired by the Swedish #killmiddag movement, led by Ida Ostensson. As a founder of Make Equal Forum, Ostensson encourages men to actively participate in the ongoing campaign for equality.
Founded in 1996, NetEnt today is a leading supplier of digitally distributed gaming system, working with some of the biggest names in the industry.