IGT Wins the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year Award

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During the tenth annual Women in Gaming Diversity Awards ceremony, International Game Technology, better known as IGT, was given the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year award. The ceremony, which was held in London this year, was created to celebrate the achievements of women in the online gaming industry and honor companies that work to promote diversity and inclusion.

IGT Has Earned the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year Award

The Women in Gaming Diversity awards program is a global event that recognizes the efforts of brands to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in the iGaming sphere.

IGT receiving this prestigious award should come as no surprise to anyone who is following their achievements. The company has made many obvious strides towards becoming one of the most diverse and inclusive online gaming networks in the industry.

The Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Lee, remarked that she is “tremendously proud” of the work being done to “advance diversity and inclusion within IGT.”

Kim Barker Lee’s appointment to the role of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion is in itself a tremendous step for IGT. The role was created in 2018 in order to help the global brand create and maintain a supportive corporate culture that makes all employees feel valued, respected and empowered.

“Winning the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year award reinforces the importance and quality of this group’s work, and supports our commitment to making IGT a diverse and inclusive workplace for all 12,000-plus of our employees around the world.”

The Online Gambling Industry Can Learn From IGT’s Success

While there has been a significant push in recent years to open up the online gaming industry to be more diverse and inclusive, not all brands have seen the same level of success in adopting this philosophy as IGT has.

One of IGT’s greatest achievements in the realm of inclusion is the development of the Woman’s Inclusion Network in its Las Vegas offices. The group has only been established for about a year, but during this short time, the WIN group has already seen a few major accomplishments.

Their achievements include implementing a more comfortable parking arrangement for pregnant women, volunteering for women’s events in the community and developing “Lean In” circles for women in the offices. The team, which goes by the slogan “WIN with IGT Las Vegas,” also has numerous other networking opportunities, mentorships and professional development strategies in the works in order to continue fostering a more empowering and inclusive work environment.

This level of commitment to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusion is something that sets IGT apart from other gaming companies, and it is why they were honored with the Diverse and Inclusive Team of the Year award for 2019.

More About IGT

IGT is known for more than just its work towards promoting diversity and inclusion. The brand has been a global leader in games creation for several years. The company specializes in the development of slot machines, online casino games and gaming software, and they are regularly cited as being among the top software developers across the globe.

The company is also known for being an industry leader in offering innovating gaming solutions for both land-based and online casinos. Their games can be found in brick-and-mortar casinos as well as on dozens of online and mobile platforms. Despite the growing popularity of online-only casinos, IGT is able to produce and distribute top-quality slot cabinets that thrive in the smaller niche of land-based casino gaming.

Aside from their commitments to quality and diversity, they are also passionate about safe and fair gaming. All of their software is regularly audited by verified third parties to ensure safety, fairness and randomness to ensure the best possible gaming experience.