Every March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day – an occasion dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
This year, we've joined almost 50 other companies that are pledging to take action as part of the inaugural SG Women in Technology Corporate Pledge! That's close to 50 other companies committing to at least three actions that target creating conducive environments in their workplaces and putting in place support system designed to attract, retain and develop more women in technology.
WE'VE MADE TWO PLEDGES
The first focuses on nurturing our current female employees and women in technology. We want the women in our industry to have equal opportunities and create the right conditions for them to thrive.
The second pledge is around building our local talent pool in conjunction with academia. We have many female leaders at Ubisoft Singapore that inspire others, including two recognized in the Singapore 100 Women in Tech List, and we want to make sure that there will always be diverse representation.
Pledges need action for them to become a reality and we've already started on the following:
Create ERGs and allyship programs for our female employees and roll out a Women in Leadership program
Review our maternity and paternity leave policies and advocate for flexible work arrangements
Conduct career talks with secondary schools to create awareness about career opportunities in the industry for students and with parents
Addressing gender diversity in our industry is a topic that won't be solved by a single party, and we know that the destination is far on the horizon. However, with the support of each other, we can go much further. We're looking forward to more technology and video games companies making the similar pledges and joining us in taking action.