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Ep 39: How to change the game for D&I, accessibility and representation with Gaming Industry D&I champion, Raashi Sikha

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Helen McGuire
by Helen McGuire

​Raashi Sikka is changing the game, and we mean in a literal sense! Raashi is the VP of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at video game creator, Ubisoft. Raashi’s role is a recently created role that she’s taken on. She seeks to ensure accessibility and representation in Ubisoft’s products for every player in the world as well as for the internal experiences of employees.

We dive into Raashi’s story, from her background in TV to her move to Uber as the first employee at Uber India. Raashi also speaks about her roles as co-founder of The Inclusion Company, and as a non-exec director of many impactful businesses globally. And we discuss the challenges that she’s faced with hiring diverse teams.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Raashi is breaking down barriers to ensure that every single player in the world is able to play Ubisoft’s games

  • The many areas of representation of people in games that need to be addressed

  • The challenges that Raashi has faced in the workplace

  • The reason why Raashi left TV

  • How hiring quickly and at scale can cause problems from a D&I perspective

  • The ‘paper cuts’ effect of the ongoing microaggressions and microinequities that people from diverse backgrounds face

  • What does Raashi draw on in challenging moments to keep her confidence intact?

  • What’s Raashi’s next move?

Join us for this insightful chat!

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