Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto

"It's like the Agile Manifesto, but for humans. " @dandimanifesto

What Is The Diversity & Inclusion Manifesto ?

It is a set of values and principles created collaboratively within the Games Industry.

It is a rallying call to the Games Industry to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively.

It is the foundation on which we can create a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workplace where employees feel fearless, valued, and excited about building their career within the Games Industry.

What The Diversity & Inclusion Manifesto Is Not ?

The Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto is not a cookie cutter, one size fits all solution. It is a baseline, a foundation on which studios and publishers can create their own goals.

How Can We Sign Up ?

We are initially reaching out to games studios and publishers with whom we have worked in the past. A full list of the studios we plan to reach out to can be found here.

We will ask each studio and publisher to publically support this initiative through social media, blog posts etc. As part of this support we would ask for commitment to the following two statements :

  • We will continue to make our workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion

  • We will share best—and unsuccessful—practices

We will use these 2 commitments to generate conversation. (Source : www.ceoaction.com)

What's Next ?

We plan to meet quarterly with a representative from each studio. During these meetings we will talk about progress being made, best practices, unsuccessful practices and discuss emergent D&I topics.

At the end of 2019 we will gather all the representatives together at a central location and we will prepare the first draft of the Manifesto.

We Need Help

This is a community effort in which everyone benefits.

The "Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto" may take years to define and it will constantly be evolving as does our industry and society.

If you would like to get involved then drop a mail to : [email protected]

Please help us spread the word about this initiative.

Thank you. #DiversityManifesto #EveryoneWins