International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about persistent prejudices and encourage action for equality. With the help of the Employee Resource Group, the studio has prepared some initiatives to mark the day.
More representation within our teams
In 2021-2022, 34% of our hires were women. Our talent acquisition initiatives are bearing fruit in recruiting more female profiles, particularly in programming (partnerships with the women’s engineering student clubs at ETS, Polytechnique, and McGill). In addition, in 2021-2022, more than 25 women from the studio will have taken part in the Effet A programs (an initiative that aims to propel female ambition) to help them in their career development. Finally, the nomenclature and descriptions of our positions have also been revised to be more inclusive.
Ubisoft Mentoring Fund for Women in Science
A partner of the university for several years, Ubisoft is committed to the development and training of female students in the science and engineering fields. To work towards a better integration and retention of women in academia and the workplace, Ubisoft supports the Faculty of Science in its mentoring efforts. Through this support, we wish to help it raise awareness of the different careers available in the sciences, participate in the development of female leadership, provide role models to inspire our students, and help students build a strong network of women in science.
Making a difference with Ubisoft Education
In a society with a shortage of workers, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. Ubisoft is taking action throughout the year to help reverse this trend.
Through our Ubisoft Éducation program, we’re encouraging girls to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This year, we partnered with several virtual events such as Filles et Code to inspire girls aged 14 to 17 to consider a career in technology. We also participated in Techno au Féminin, which connects post-secondary students with industry professionals. Additionally, we awarded $29,000 in scholarships for excellence to support the next generation of women in science and engineering at seven universities in Quebec.
Contribution to the documentary Lady Sapiens
What if the image of the prehistoric woman was not what we think? The Far Cry Primal teams have created the documentary Lady Sapiens, which sheds light on the role of women in these ancient civilizations thanks to new discoveries. This captivating documentary will be broadcast on the channel Ici Explora on the evening of March 8.
Teams will be able to participate in a micro-training session entitled DIVERSITY: Exploring the Realities of Women in Technology which will expose the current situation with facts, statistics, and definitions and will provide solutions that can be implemented on an individual level to improve the inclusion of women in our industry. This conference will be moderated by Chloé Freslon, a speaker, facilitator, and consultant for companies seeking to diversify their workforce.
Donations to the Mile End Women’s Y
To end our initiatives on a festive note, our colleagues can get stickers featuring Rainbow Six Siege’s female characters and a pin celebrating the day. All proceeds will be donated to the Mile End Women’s Y, and Ubisoft Montréal will match the proceeds up to $1000.
Our colleagues worldwide are #breakingthebias
Our colleagues around the world took a moment to share what this important day means to them, but also how they #breakthebias in their daily lives. It is by working together that we shape change. Happy International Women’s Rights Day!