Martina Åkerlund: Diligence in diversity

With pandemic limitations easing, it is really all methods go for the gaming industry with operators and suppliers alike, in particular as the environment braces by itself for the ever-growing (and may well one particular incorporate, omnipresent) collaboration of “confident and competent” women in the marketplace. Martina Åkerlund, CEO of Triggy AB, speaks with Isabella Aslam on her sights close to gender equality and individuality within the gaming small business.

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“I consider it is greatest when we incorporate guys and women, just like I feel it’s ideal when we incorporate diverse ages, expertise and ethnic backgrounds. We all have assorted perspectives, encounters and other techniques of fixing factors. So I imagine we are usually ideal when we try out to combine and integrate as a lot as doable.”

With a robust belief that females really should be dealt with in no way dissimilar to guys, Åkerlund both of those values and welcomes variety inside of the place of work.

Getting additional gals involved in the gaming business is a thing she aims to advocate with her visions for growing a new US tech team, along with the new technological know-how workforce now running in Stockholm.

“In the near long term, we would like to have more females in the enterprise. Now that we are increasing in the US, we are hopefully seeking at having a woman on board there as perfectly. We will carry on increasing our tech workforce externally to have overall flexibility,” she added.

Some scientific studies suggest that only 25% of all tech work opportunities are held by women of all ages.

Figures clearly show that for the duration of pre-faculty, 64% of girls decide on to find out about technological reports, as opposed to 83% currently being boys. Also, only 30% of ladies pick out to study science, technological innovation, engineering, mathematics (STEM) subjects at university, in comparison to 54% of males. A stunning amount of 3% of females select a tech-dependent task as a career decision, in comparison to 15% of males.

Åkerlund proceeds: “From my perspective, it’s all about the men and women, the good individuals and gifted people today. Gender is not significant to me. I would like to work with a group of ladies, just like I would really like to function with a team of males.”

As we live in a culture where ladies institutes like Girls Who Code and International Gaming Women of all ages applaud women of all ages for doing the job or integrating on their own in the tech or STEM industries, it’s refreshing to see, but as for now, it’s time to close the gender gap…Really do not you assume?

The whole job interview will be integrated in the September/Oct edition of Gambling Insider journal, out in early September you can read the July/August version listed here.