Nintendo have announced their diversity goals to have more women in managerial positions at Nintendo offices around the world.
As stated in Nintendo‘s Corporate Governance Report for investors, discussing how they intend to achieve their values of maximizing long-term continuous corporate value. One of these points includes “ensuring diversity in key personnel within the organization” (page 2).
In summation, the company states they do not have specific targets for appointing women, foreign nationals, and “mid-careers” into managing positions. However “as a global company engaging in the entertainment business, which is characterized by increasingly diversifying customer needs and preferences,” Nintendo feel a diverse workforce must be leveraged.
“We are committed to respecting the personality and strengths of each and every employee,” the report states, “including employees from our overseas subsidiaries.” In order to respect the “personality and strengths of each and every employee, including employees from our overseas subsidiaries”
As such, Nintendo intend to increase the proportion of women in managerial positions at their principal offices. This stands at 23.7% globally, and 4.2% in Japan (as of March 31st, 2021).
In earlier news, Nintendo of America CEO Doug Bowser announced to staff that Nintendo had “taken action“ over the then latest allegations against Activision Blizzard and CEO Bobby Kotick. This included working with the ESA for a stronger stance against harassment.