Scopely hosts its first-annual Global Inclusion Day
✨ Exciting event spotlight! ✨
This week, Scopely hosted its first-annual Global Inclusion Day across 3 markets in Asia, Europe and North America. The program featured both internal and external speakers and was a multi-time zone virtual, interactive experience. The program, among many other diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) initiatives at Scopely, aimed to highlight our deep commitment to creating One Scopely for all–creating and maintaining respectful, equitable and inclusive experiences every day for employees and players around the world.
Each year, we plan to choose a theme to rally around for Global Inclusion Day, with this first year being the transformative impact of inclusion. Conversations around inclusion are an opportunity for a community to grow, to understand new perspectives, and to learn on a personal and professional level. We believe that when we do this work together, we are creating even more meaningful transformation for ourselves and each other.
Each of our three regional Global Inclusion Day “showings” provided opportunities to listen, learn, discuss and implement programs that support DEI&B. Scopeleans heard from many Scopely leaders around the world about the importance of inclusion and learned about our new employee resource groups (ERGs) initiative. They also heard from some of our player community team about the important work they are doing to ensure our games are positive experiences for all.
Scopeleans also heard from a dynamic group of external speakers who: brought a unique mix of expertise, direct encounters with inequality and exclusion, and overall, have each contributed to building a more inclusive world. Host, producer and avid gamer, Jacki Jing, spoke with diversity advocates Gordon Bellamy, president and chief executive officer of the Gay Gaming Professionals; Jay-Ann Lopez, chief executive officer and founder of Black Girl Gamers; and Keisha Howard, founder of Sugar Gamers, about their experiences related to diversity and inclusion in the games community.
And finally, Scopeleans had multiple opportunities to interact with peers including an open conversation about inclusion and an interactive “50 ways to fight bias” discussion, which is a training program created by LeanIn.org. Our day concluded with an interactive platform where Scopeleans were able to: learn about important global organizations who are contributing to positive change around DEI&B, experience beginner language classes to be able to be more inclusive to peers around the world, reflect on the important topics of the day; and finally meet, chat, and dance in our DJ dance halls.
Thank you to our speakers, panelists, and Scopeleans for supporting our continued dedication to building and maintaining an inclusive environment and for making the first-annual event a success!