Not-for-profit organisation Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia is running an industry survey looking into barriers to entry, retention and advancement of women in gaming and hospitality.

The survey closes on Monday 8 March, and the WGHA wants you to have your say and shape the industry – take part in the WGHA survey here.

WGHA has initiated the research to help better understand the barriers and issues facing women in the gaming and hospitality industry in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally the survey will also help WGHA gain up-to-date information from all industry participants (including all genders) on gender equality.

The survey comes as WGHA reports the total number of female Key Management Personnel in gaming and hospitality has failed to reach 30 per cent.

Helen Galloway, CEO of Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia said: “We advocate for gender representation of 40:40:20, that is 40 per cent female, 40 per cent male and 20 per cent undefined.”

The Gaming & Hospitality industry comprises 105 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reporting organisations in Australia combined they employ over 69,000 people.

“I am disappointed with the latest WGEA results which show only a 1.6 per cent increase in female KMP from 25.1 per cent to 26.7 per cent, at this rate we will not reach a minimum of 40 per cent until 2029,” Galloway said.

WGHA pointed out there are an incredible 31 organisations with no females in their key management personnel structures.

Galloway added: “WGHA are funding research to understand the barriers to entry, retention and advancement of women in the industry, to assist reach 40:40:20 sooner.”

That research kicks off with the industry survey and WGHA need to hear from all industry participants, regardless of gender, to participate in the research visit the WGHA website to take part.

By completing the survey you can go into a draw to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.

WGHA represents the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries to assist delivering better outcomes for women.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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