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ClubsACT joins Women in Gaming & Hospitality

2019-10-24T08:26:04+11:00

Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGH) is pleased to announce that ClubsACT has joined as an affiliate partner. WGH is an industry-driven not for profit organisation that aims to identify and remove barriers for the advancement of women in the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries. WGH CEO, Helen Galloway, said the partnership with ClubsACT will help to effect positive change for gender diversity and inclusion within the sector. “We are thrilled to have ClubsACT join as a member of WGH. ClubsACT is an industry association representing the needs of Canberran community clubs. This partnership will allow us to work together to promote gender equitable outcomes in the industry.” ClubsACT President, Kim Marshall, said that the club community in Canberra has always been important leaders in inclusion. “I see them playing an even greater role to drive gender balance and influence equitable outcomes for women.  Women want to participate in our amazing industry which provides many opportunities to meet the needs of our communities”. ClubsACT is the second industry association to join WGH as an affiliate partner.

ClubsACT joins Women in Gaming & Hospitality2019-10-24T08:26:04+11:00

WGA Announces Mentoring Program Recipients

2019-10-24T08:27:15+11:00

Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) recently announced a partnership with Women Ahead, a social enterprise founded with the belief that parity between men and women will benefit individuals, organisations and society. As part of this partnership, WGA members were offered the opportunity to participate in a cross-company, cross-sector mentoring scheme. Today, the WGA Board are pleased to announce the recipients of Women Ahead Mentoring Program. WGA CEO Helen Galloway said the partnership with Women Ahead supports the development and success of women in our industry through education, mentorship, and networking opportunities. “Mentoring is one of the best ways to build sustainable female leadership and we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our members.” Galloway said. A 2017 study conducted by Moving Ahead, in collaboration with Deloitte, encompassed more than 6,000 people across 40 major UK organisations and showed that when mentoring was done well, it created 11 key benefits. These included empowering and developing confidence, creating empathetic leadership, developing core transferable skills, and accelerating culture change. “It was wonderful to receive almost 50 expressions of interest to participate in the program. We used a blind process to identify the final applicants and we are happy [...]

WGA Announces Mentoring Program Recipients2019-10-24T08:27:15+11:00

WGA joins Australia Gender Equality Council

2019-10-24T08:32:22+11:00

WGA is proud to announce its membership to the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) which launches today. AGEC is Australia’s first independent, national body dedicated to driving gender equality. We are committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society. The members of WGA form part of AGEC’s member network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research. AGEC has released a campaign video, titled “It’s Time” to mark its launch. The video can be viewed below or on the AGEC website. There are still significant inequalities in Australia – some of which are represented in the video – despite both the suffragette movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. These inequalities are what AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve: Women still receive on average 22% less remuneration than men Women’s reproductive freedom is not legislated in every State of Australia 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys 1 in 5 [...]

WGA joins Australia Gender Equality Council2019-10-24T08:32:22+11:00

SKYCITY joins WGA as a Platinum Partner

2019-10-24T08:33:08+11:00

As part of its ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion, SKYCITY has signed as a Platinum Partner of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA), broadening our reach to New Zealand, Adelaide and Darwin. The industry-for-industry body is dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced gaming industry in Australasia. This includes work that removes barriers and increases opportunities for the advancement of women in the industry, all of which aligns strongly with SKYCITY’s values, says Claire Walker, SKYCITY Group General Manager Human Resources. “At SKYCITY our focus on diversity and inclusion is not only about doing what’s right, but also about reflecting the diversity of our customers and community, and a recognition that diversity is a sustainable competitive advantage in the long term,” says Walker. SKYCITY Hamilton General Manager, Michelle Baillie, was selected by SKYCITY to represent the company on the Board of WGA, bringing with her 24 years’ operational and senior management experience in the industry. “Our industry has evolved over the years in many ways, but we still need to see more women, and more diversity, in senior roles. It makes sense to be working together to develop solutions that will see [...]

SKYCITY joins WGA as a Platinum Partner2019-10-24T08:33:08+11:00

ALH Group joins WGA as a Silver Partner

2019-10-24T08:33:52+11:00

Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announce that ALH Group has joined as a Silver Partner.   Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) is the only industry body in Australasia dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced gaming industry.  Launched in May 2017, WGA supports the development and success of women in the industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities.  “We are thrilled to have ALH Group on board as a partner” said WGA CEO Helen Galloway. “As Australia’s leading pub operator of electronic gaming machines, wagering, sports betting outlets and KENO, ALH Group will have a large impact increasing the levels of females in leadership and contributing to gender equality within gaming.”  "ALH are committed to promoting diversity in management and we believe our partnership with WGA will further assist in developing the career of many of the talented females currently working within our business." said ALH CEO Bruce Mathieson Jnr.  ALH Group is the fourth partner of WGA joining The Star Entertainment Group, Aristocrat and Crown Resorts.   ALH Group employ over 15,000 people across Australia at more than 330 licensed venues and in excess of 550 retail liquor outlets.  [...]

ALH Group joins WGA as a Silver Partner2019-10-24T08:33:52+11:00

Crown Resorts joins WGA as Diamond Partner

2019-10-24T08:35:12+11:00

Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announce that Crown Resorts has joined as a Diamond Partner.   Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) is the only industry body in Australasia dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced gaming industry.  Launched in May 2017, WGA supports the development and success of women in the industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities.  “We welcome Crown Resorts as our first Diamond Partner” said WGA CEO Helen Galloway. “Crown’s commitment to gender equality within the gaming sets a great example and shows dedication and progression for diversity and inclusion within our industry.”  “Crown Resorts is highly committed to diversity and inclusion across our business to ensure all employees feel comfortable and confident in bringing their whole selves into the workplace.” said Crown Resort’s CEO, Barry Felstead. “A key focus of our diversity and inclusion programs is Gender Equity to promote empowerment and advancement through employment. Naturally, we were thrilled with the opportunity to support and engage with Women in Gaming Australasia as their goals and commitments align closely with those of Crown Resorts.”   Crown Resorts joins The Star Entertainment Group and Aristocrat, both founding partners as members [...]

Crown Resorts joins WGA as Diamond Partner2019-10-24T08:35:12+11:00

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck

2019-10-24T08:38:04+11:00

It gives me great pleasure to be writing this piece for Clubs Insight as the inaugural CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). This marks an important step for WGA, since its launch in May 2017, with the focus now on building awareness, attracting additional corporate partners and helping men and women reach across the gender divide. […]

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck2019-10-24T08:38:04+11:00

Appointment of WGA Chief Executive Officer

2019-10-24T08:38:50+11:00

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Galloway as the CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). Helen has extensive experience in the Asian Gaming market having held senior roles in Macau and Singapore. Helen spent five years with Las Vegas Sands Corporation, first as Vice President - Strategic Analysis at Sands China Limited then as Vice President - Casino Development and Strategic Analysis at Marina Bay Sands. Prior to this she was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wynn Macau. Helen is currently a non executive director with Tasracing and also with TT-Line. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified member of CPA Australia. Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Information Systems, and has completed the gaming focused Executive Development Program with the University of Las Vegas and University of Reno. In her role as CEO, Helen will be responsible for the strategic direction of WGA to attract, develop and retain women within the gaming industry, as well grow and promote membership of WGA. Reflecting on her appointment, Helen said “I’m thrilled to be selected to lead WGA, I’m looking forward to championing gender diversity [...]

Appointment of WGA Chief Executive Officer2019-10-24T08:38:50+11:00

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?

2019-10-24T08:39:32+11:00

The last year has seen a wave of activism around the world focused on gender equality. Women have shown great courage in sharing their stories, generating open and robust discussion on misplaced power and bias and workplace discrimination and harassment. We need to be bold, to be urging more courageous conversations about gender equality and to press for progress. We need to better support and encourage each other to gain momentum and break new ground. Gender parity is over 200 years away according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report and we can’t accept that. Recognising a need to support progress for women in the gaming industry, Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) was established in 2017. Dedicated to empowering women in this thriving and fast-paced industry, WGA supports development and success through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. Gender equality is an issue of economic and social importance and WGA is committed to supporting women’s progress and promotion, valuing the benefits gender equality brings to the workplace and gaming industry. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress and WGA is proud to contribute to and support progress for women and to drive positive change. We encourage all women [...]

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?2019-10-24T08:39:32+11:00

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