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Activision Publishes Diversity Report and Aims to ‘Do Better’

  • Almost half of corporate departures in 2021 were women
  • Activision employs fewer people of color than industry peers
Employees during a walkout at Activision Blizzard offices in Irvine, California, on July 28.
Employees during a walkout at Activision Blizzard offices in Irvine, California, on July 28.Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

Activision Blizzard Inc. said that almost half of corporate departures in the last year have been women, a statistic the video game publishing company is trying to change amid multiple lawsuits and investigations into alleged harassment and discrimination. 

In a 2021 diversity report released Thursday, Activision said that women make up just under a quarter of full-time employees, which it says is on par with the industry as a whole. But Santa Monica, California-based Activision is behind its competitors in other areas, with underrepresented ethnic groups making up 36% of employees, compared with 40% for the industry as a whole.