Essential Facts About Diversity In the Video Game Industry

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Essential Facts About Diversity In the Video Game Industry

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.

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