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October 27, 2023

Be The Change Summit: Empowering Diversity and Inclusion in Esports and Beyond

Liam Fletcher
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Be The Change Summit: Empowering Diversity and Inclusion in Esports and Beyond

The British Esports, a national body supporting grassroots esports in the UK, has announced the Be The Change Summit, an online event dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the industry. This summit, delivered as an online webinar and powered by Women in Esports, aims to bring together key stakeholders from esports, education, technology, sports, and video games, as well as educators, influencers, and wider stakeholders committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive community.

Empowering Change

The Be The Change Summit goes beyond competitive gaming and aims to create a broader impact across industries. With an inaugural theme of Empowering, the summit raises awareness about the significance of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, emphasizing their impact on individuals. It also promotes education by facilitating discussions on various EDI topics and shared personal experiences. The event encourages an open dialogue, providing a safe space for participants to express their perspectives.

Developing Essential Skills

In addition to raising awareness, the summit is designed to help attendees develop essential skills and tools for enhancing their own EDI practices and inspiring others to take meaningful action. Through showcasing best practices and highlighting success stories, participants will gain valuable insights and strategies.

Addressing the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Scheduled to take place on November 14, the Be The Change Summit aims to address and highlight the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion across industries and society as a whole. Women in Esports recognizes the need to create a more diverse and equitable space for everyone, regardless of their industry, background, or identity.

Key Features of the Summit

The Be The Change Summit will feature:

  • Engaging Panels: Thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts, exploring the challenges and opportunities in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout industry.
  • Insightful Keynotes: Inspirational keynotes from influential figures who have made significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective fields.
  • Interactive Workshops: Practical workshops designed to equip attendees with the tools and strategies needed to create more inclusive environments.
  • Networking Opportunities: A chance for attendees to connect with like-minded individuals, organizations, and potential collaborators who share their passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Showcasing Success Stories: Celebrating and highlighting the achievements of individuals and organizations that have championed diversity and inclusion throughout their industries.

Inspiring Positive Change

Sue Lavasani, Chair of the Women in Esports Committee, expressed her excitement about the summit, stating, "Iā€™m really pleased to announce the EDI Summit, an event that reflects Women in Esports' unwavering commitment to fostering more equitable, diverse, and inclusive spaces for women and marginalized groups. This summit will bring many voices together from many sectors to inspire positive change. Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to embrace and drive change, paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive society."

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Haruki Nakamura
Haruki Nakamura

Haruki Nakamura, affectionately termed "DataSensei" within the Esports universe, is EsportRanker's resident data wizard. Seamlessly merging his love for Esports with his knack for research, he provides insights and analysis that propel the industry forward.

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