EDI 11.03.2022

International Women’s Day 2022 across Sumo Group

Sumo Group has been celebrating and spotlighting the talented women working across its businesses around the world for International Women’s Day 2022.

In keeping with the theme of IWD of raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality, women across the Group contributed to the #breakthebias social campaign on LinkedIn and Twitter calling out why breaking the bias was important to them.

Auroch Digital’s Alice Liguori is being featured on Twitch for Women’s History Month. The streaming service is spotlighting Women Creators on the Women’s History Month Shelf and through a number of live streams and events.

Publisher Secret Mode participated in a panel hosted by UKIE as part of their #Raisethegame initiative. The initiative aims to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the games industry - creating cultures where everyone belongs, voices are heard and ideas can thrive.

Vancouver based Timbre Games posted a powerful message on LinkedIn speaking of their commitment to build a studio where women can thrive by creating a community that empowers the female voice at all levels and that improves equality for women in technology by way of allyship, mentorship, and support of organisations that serve to educate and amplify women and their stories.

Sumo Digital studios activity included posters (designed by Junior Artist Lucia Pigoli) being printed and sent to all Sumo Leamington’s people whilst the ladies of the Sumo Nottingham studio received a personalised gift. Sumo India studio’s Pratiksha Nagori, HR Manager - Strategy & Compliance, was featured in India’s Digital First magazine speaking about the increased participation of women in the gaming industry in India. The Chinese Room hosted a Women of TCR meeting, a successful group that was started a year ago on IWD - you can read more about Women of TCR on this blog written for UKIE as part of the #Raisethegame pledge celebrating IWD 2022.

Representatives from across Sumo Group also participated in the Women in Games Careers Expo taking place on March 10th with panels around the IWD theme #breakthebias, mental health and how to get in to the games industry.

“Sumo Group is proud to offer internal and external initiatives, partnerships and mentoring schemes to women across the globe” said Karen McLoughlin, Group Director of HR. “We’re committed to supporting and progressing women already working in games, and women and young women who are considering a career in the games sector”.