Swedish Mobile Gaming Company LeoVegas Launches “LeoRegulus” a New Gender Representation Initiative
The main objective of the launch is to fix the “imbalance” of the representation with the technology sector of the industry. The initiative is called ‘LeoRegulus. The program is comprised of an award scheme and a dedicated traineeship class for women to pursue a career in the industry. The traineeship class is a 12-month program that allows the individual to work with the company’s product teams.
Gustaf Hagman, Group Chief Executive for LeoVegas commented, in a recent interview, that the industry is definitely “missing out on a lot of potential, crucial perspectives and talent” and a change must happen. He also said,
“It is something that needs a change when the technology sector in Sweden is booming at the same time as the workforce only consist of 25% women. The main goal is of course to inspire more women to pursue a career in tech, both through the difference the Tech Award can make and the career possibilities that the Traineeship Program offers. At the same time we’re aware that this is only one initiative and many more are needed to make a real difference, therefore we hope that this initiative will motivate more actors in the industry to contribute and do more.”