Games giant Embracer Group has pledged its support of Women in Games by signing up as a Corporate Ambassador.

With its head office based in Sweden, Embracer has a global presence through its eight operative groups of THQ Nordic, Koch Media, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment and Easybrain. It boasts more than 80 internal game development studios and engages than 9,000 people in over 40 countries.

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman offered: “We are delighted that Embracer Group has chosen to join our Corporate Ambassador programme. With such a global reach, and with incredible franchises such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Timesplitters, Borderlands and many more, Embracer is a true powerhouse in video games. We are looking forward to working with the Embracer team on our on-going work to create a fair playing field for women throughout the industry.”

Karin Edner, Embracer Group’s Corporate Governance & Sustainability Co-Ordinator (pictured) added: “At Embracer Group, we engage thousands of people worldwide in our companies and many more through our games. For us, it does not matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, or what games you love.

“We advocate diversity because we know that diversity will ensure a greater variety of perspectives and competencies. This creates a better working environment for everyone and contributes to securing our business’s future. For us, gender equality and equal conditions are of the highest priority.

“We welcome initiatives that contribute to an improvement and change in the industry. We are delighted to collaborate with Women in Games and their efforts to create an equal playing field where everyone is welcome. Their valuable knowledge in the area and available tools reinforce what we are already doing and will be a part of our continued commitment to supporting women in the industry.”

To find out more about the Women in Games Corporate Ambassador programme, email sponsorship@womeningames.org