SPOTLIGHT ON SUMO’S PRISM GROUP
Women in Games is happy to shine a spotlight on the great work that its Corporate Ambassadors, Education and Individual Ambassadors are doing. Here we take a look at Prism from Sumo Group…
In October 2021, Sumo Group launched Prism – its internal inclusion and belonging community group.
Made up of five public community streams – Ethnic Minorities, Women, LBGTQ+, Nationality, Culture and Faith, and Ability & Wellbeing – and two closed channels for Marginalized Genders and Ethnic Minorities, Prism was set up by Head of Belonging & Inclusion at Sumo Group Leon Killin.
Since it began, Prism has accumulated over 250 members worldwide and almost 20 ‘Diversity Champions’ who guide their stream, working with the members to host panels, attend events, provide opportunities, run workshops and share resources. As part of their role, Diversity Champions are given access to the resources and training needed to develop their skills in public speaking and leadership.
Over the last 18 months, Prism has hosted a range of panels and workshops for everyone at Sumo Group to participate in, has played a key role in changes and policies which enable our people to bring their whole authentic selves to work every day and has evolved our physical spaces with the introduction of single-space bathroom and changing facilities in our studios.
Prism is made for and by the teams at Sumo Group as it continues its mission to make the games industry a safer, more inclusive and diverse place to be.
Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman offered: “Sumo Group should be applauded for its great work with the Prism community group, championing inclusion and belonging across its many studios and beyond. We very much welcome this kind of positive action by our Corporate Ambassadors, and congratulate Leon Killin for heading up this initiative.”
If your studio or organisation has an initiative that you would like us to highlight, please email Lisa.Carter@womeningames.org