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Q&A with Wendy Li

2019-03-07T14:05:05+10:00

How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current position? In 2009, I joined the Finance team at SKYCITY Hamilton as the Performance Analyst. After two years in the role I took an opportunity that came up to continue my career in marketing when I became Loyalty Executive – Gaming in the Marketing team. In October 2013, I joined the Gaming Department as Loyalty Operations Manager and in August 2018, my role expanded to VIP & Loyalty Operations Manager with responsibility for Premier Rewards Operations and VIP Gaming. What excites you most about working in the gaming industry? Over the years I have developed a real passion for the casino industry, and all the areas I have worked in has given me a comprehensive understanding of the overall business. I also have a huge sense of enjoyment from working in this industry, and I learn and gain new experience every day! What excites me the most is the platform to create unforgettable customer experiences for each one of them. I enjoy entertaining and talking to customers and getting feedback from them. Hearing the positive comments of course is awesome, but I [...]

Q&A with Wendy Li2019-03-07T14:05:05+10:00

WGA joins Australia Gender Equality Council

2018-12-06T08:53:23+10:00

WGA is proud to announce its membership to the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) which launches today. AGEC is Australia’s first independent, national body dedicated to driving gender equality. We are committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society. The members of WGA form part of AGEC’s member network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research. AGEC has released a campaign video, titled “It’s Time” to mark its launch. The video can be viewed below or on the AGEC website. There are still significant inequalities in Australia – some of which are represented in the video – despite both the suffragette movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. These inequalities are what AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve: Women still receive on average 22% less remuneration than men Women’s reproductive freedom is not legislated in every State of Australia 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys 1 in 5 [...]

WGA joins Australia Gender Equality Council2018-12-06T08:53:23+10:00

ALH Group joins WGA as a Silver Partner

2018-11-15T09:14:35+10:00

Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announce that ALH Group has joined as a Silver Partner.   Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) is the only industry body in Australasia dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced gaming industry.  Launched in May 2017, WGA supports the development and success of women in the industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities.  “We are thrilled to have ALH Group on board as a partner” said WGA CEO Helen Galloway. “As Australia’s leading pub operator of electronic gaming machines, wagering, sports betting outlets and KENO, ALH Group will have a large impact increasing the levels of females in leadership and contributing to gender equality within gaming.”  "ALH are committed to promoting diversity in management and we believe our partnership with WGA will further assist in developing the career of many of the talented females currently working within our business." said ALH CEO Bruce Mathieson Jnr.  ALH Group is the fourth partner of WGA joining The Star Entertainment Group, Aristocrat and Crown Resorts.   ALH Group employ over 15,000 people across Australia at more than 330 licensed venues and in excess of 550 retail liquor outlets.  [...]

ALH Group joins WGA as a Silver Partner2018-11-15T09:14:35+10:00

Crown Resorts joins WGA as Diamond Partner

2018-11-15T09:18:21+10:00

Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announce that Crown Resorts has joined as a Diamond Partner.   Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) is the only industry body in Australasia dedicated to empowering women working in, or looking to work in, the thriving and fast-paced gaming industry.  Launched in May 2017, WGA supports the development and success of women in the industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities.  “We welcome Crown Resorts as our first Diamond Partner” said WGA CEO Helen Galloway. “Crown’s commitment to gender equality within the gaming sets a great example and shows dedication and progression for diversity and inclusion within our industry.”  “Crown Resorts is highly committed to diversity and inclusion across our business to ensure all employees feel comfortable and confident in bringing their whole selves into the workplace.” said Crown Resort’s CEO, Barry Felstead. “A key focus of our diversity and inclusion programs is Gender Equity to promote empowerment and advancement through employment. Naturally, we were thrilled with the opportunity to support and engage with Women in Gaming Australasia as their goals and commitments align closely with those of Crown Resorts.”   Crown Resorts joins The Star Entertainment Group and Aristocrat, both founding partners as members [...]

Crown Resorts joins WGA as Diamond Partner2018-11-15T09:18:21+10:00

Q&A with Dani Morris

2019-02-06T15:47:06+10:00

How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current job? I worked as a table games dealer at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast while I completed my Bachelor of Business (Event Management and Marketing) at Griffith University. Like many others before me I didn't have any intention of staying in the gaming industry, then I graduated and moved to Crown Melbourne, and the scale of the property and organisation blew my mind. The more people I spoke to, the more I learnt and soon I had an unquenchable thirst to know more about the business and the industry. After being at Crown for one year, I attended a career networking session for table games, and I was successful in moving positions to my current role as an Innovation Coordinator within the Table Games Product and Strategy Team. My new role focuses on enabling the organisation to generate revenue, by developing new products and processes, packaging it and communicating with new audiences. What advice would you give your younger self, starting out in the Gaming industry? I have always been focused, so feel that my younger self did a [...]

Q&A with Dani Morris2019-02-06T15:47:06+10:00

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck

2018-05-17T03:08:24+10:00

It gives me great pleasure to be writing this piece for Clubs Insight as the inaugural CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). This marks an important step for WGA, since its launch in May 2017, with the focus now on building awareness, attracting additional corporate partners and helping men and women reach across the gender divide. […]

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck2018-05-17T03:08:24+10:00

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?

2018-05-30T03:31:22+10:00

The last year has seen a wave of activism around the world focused on gender equality. Women have shown great courage in sharing their stories, generating open and robust discussion on misplaced power and bias and workplace discrimination and harassment. We need to be bold, to be urging more courageous conversations about gender equality and to press for progress. We need to better support and encourage each other to gain momentum and break new ground. Gender parity is over 200 years away according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report and we can’t accept that. Recognising a need to support progress for women in the gaming industry, Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) was established in 2017. Dedicated to empowering women in this thriving and fast-paced industry, WGA supports development and success through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. Gender equality is an issue of economic and social importance and WGA is committed to supporting women’s progress and promotion, valuing the benefits gender equality brings to the workplace and gaming industry. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress and WGA is proud to contribute to and support progress for women and to drive positive change. We encourage all women [...]

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?2018-05-30T03:31:22+10:00

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