2018: Essential Facts About Diversity in the Video Game Industry.

  • 10.13.2018
  • Data & Insights

As one of the most dynamic sectors of the tech industry, video game companies prioritize fostering greater workforce diversity. ESA members are leaders in adopting and enforcing anti-discrimination and harassment policies in the workplace. In addition, the ESA Foundation, our industry’s philanthropic arm, has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to women and minorities since 2007.


  • 41% of US gamers are women.
  • Women currently make up 22 percent of the video game industry workforce–a number that has nearly doubled since 2009.
  • 30% of students enrolled in video game design programs are women–nearly twice the number of women enrolled in other computer science and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.

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