EA’s Gabrielle Toledano has revealed that sexism is not what holding women back from contributing in larger amounts in the gaming industry. This is a very level headed explanation and not something that should be dismissed because of how different it is from the popular opinion.
“Nearly half of all gamers are female and yet I still continue to hear on a weekly basis that ‘the only people playing games are boys in their basements.’ It’s just not true,” Toledano said. She also noted the importance of hiring more women, since they know how best to design games that female players would find appealing — a critical factor for the industry’s continued growth.
“Embracing a diverse culture and making talent a core focus of our business isn’t just a feel-good message — it’s necessary if we want to keep making great games,” said Toledano.
“We’d love to hire more women but we can’t find enough of them to hire.”
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