Caesars Entertainment and AIDP Call on Gaming Industry to Embrace Equality & Inclusion
Global Gaming and Hospitality Leader Joins Industry-led Initiative
LONDON—April 17, 2018 – The All-in Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative that aims to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the global gaming sector, is proud to welcome Caesars Entertainment, the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, as a founding member.
As a founding member, Caesars Entertainment will help form the Steering Group for the All-in Diversity Project, setting operational and strategic goals of the initiative, contributing ideas and best practices, and helping to lead the drive for long-term impactful change across the whole industry in the areas of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.
The lead out initiative from All-in Diversity Project is the All-Index, a global industry standard index measuring progress for diversity and inclusion, which was built in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. It will provide a report on annual progress within the industry, and make recommendations in various areas such as demographics, corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, employment policies, unconscious bias and marketing from operators and suppliers around the world. The report will paint a picture for the Gambling Industry and results will be totally anonymised.
"For years, Caesars Entertainment has been on the leading edge of progressive policies around human rights," said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment. “Through the All-in Diversity Project, we have the opportunity to learn and share information to educate the gaming industry and move forward in creating best practices and measuring progress in the gaming workspace.”
“It’s highly important to us that we have a global mix of blue chip companies leading this initiative both to amplify the conversation and to take the first steps toward change. Caesars Entertainment has already demonstrated its commitment to women in the workplace, with 43% of its manager roles and above filled by women in 2017, which is above the national average. It has also established Lean In Circles and has supported the expansion of its successful employee resource group for women, known as SAVVY,” says Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project, Kelly Kehn. “In addition, Caesars recently announced its goal of reaching 50/50 gender equality in management positions and above by 2025, and have aligned this initiative with the work of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. Caesars’ decision to take on a founding sponsorship role with the All-in Diversity Project was a logical next step that shows its support for changes in the gaming industry.”
The All-in Diversity Project recently launched its website and social media campaign and is now registering participants for the All-Index survey. More information can be found at allindiversityproject.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT
Caesars Entertainment is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 47 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. Caesars Entertainment's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment's portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
ABOUT ALL-IN DIVERSITY PROJECT
The All-in Diversity Project is the industry’s global resource for data pertaining to diversity and inclusion. We collect data through employee surveys and the All-Index — a standard index which is set to be the definitive benchmarking tool for the gambling industry to measure progress towards inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is to shift the paradigm for inclusion through transparency, measurability and actionable tactics. All-in Diversity Project has launched its website and social media campaign and is now registering participants for the All-Index survey. More information can be found at allindiversityproject.com or by emailing email@example.com.
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