Xbox Mentorship Program Announced
Today Xbox kicked off a global Xbox Mentorship program. Titled ‘Mentoring: Kickstarting Your Career’ this is a program that is open to everyone and is being led by women leaders from across all areas of Microsoft’s Xbox Division. This is a free program to register for with an April 17 deadline and applicants will receive a one-on-one coaching session with a mentor in their region. In Australia/NZ that mentor is Tania Chee, The Xbox Business Lead in the region who has a career that has spanned 20+ years in roles from a range of Microsoft divisions including gaming, MS Office and retail.
In a recent press release, Xbox identified the importance of programs such as this by highlighting the following information:
- Mentees are promoted five times more often than those without mentors and similarly, mentors themselves are 6 times more likely to be promoted.
- According to a 2019 survey, 82% of men have had male mentors, while just 69% of women have had female mentors. Additionally, most women (7 out of 10) shared they prefer to have female mentors.
And in gaming, Xbox’s ‘Mentoring: Kickstart Your Career’ can help support the next generation of leaders and close the gap between the women gamers and those who work in the industry: according to the ESA, across all players and ages, 45% of gamers identify as female while only 24% of those working in the industry are women.
If this program sounds appealing or you simply want to know more, head to the Xbox Mentoring Program Website to get all the info you need. Why not register and dive in? It could be the start of a beautiful career in gaming.