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.
AT A GLANCE:
- 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.