At AGS our focus is on facilitating an open, safe and balanced community for our employees and customers. We believe that transparency and accountability are key in growing toward a more diverse and inclusive culture. We are taking valuable initiatives toward that growth.
- Creating more diversity, transparency and governance within the organization
- Offering accessible Unconscious Bias Training to all employees
- Diversifying our talent pool in an effort to be more representative of all peoples
- Partnering with organizations that directly impact and support marginalized communities and tackle pressing social issues
AGS has an inclusion, diversity, equity, and acceptance task force called I.D.E.A. Squad whose goals are to:
•Create opportunities in underprivileged communities
•Encourage thought diversity
•Promote education on the topics of racism and discrimination
•Celebrate our differences and promote our diversity across various channels
Training, Mentorship + Support
AGS annually offers diversity training for all our employees which is globally focused on the evolving workplace. This training focuses on the importance of representing and respecting different social, cultural and economic groups within the organization and helps to dispel common myths that surround the topic of inclusion.
For interested employees we offer participation in Apollo and McKinsey Accelerate’s Black Leadership Academy’s Management Accelerator. This program is designed for BIPOC to help equip emerging leaders with the capabilities, mindsets, behaviors, and network needed to achieve their professional aspirations.
Through the I.D.E.A. Squad we partner with the following mentorship groups:
Club Christ Mentorship Program
A nonprofit with a vision to empower urban youth to transform their communities for Christ. Through AGS’ diversity, equity, and inclusion task force (I.D.E.A. Squad), we partner with Club Christ to provide one-on-one mentorship with Club Christ’s interns, with a goal to help them help students from low-income families stay academically engaged and achieve their dreams of attending college.
The Young Executive Scholars Hospitality & Tourism Program
(YES) is a rigorous summer course of applied learning, team collaboration, and a mentor-guided, case-study analysis of the global hospitality tourism industry. Each summer, under-resourced high school students discover the managerial and executive-level career opportunities available to them in the industry of their backyard, gain insight into the UNLV college experience, and develop new skills to excel in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow. AGS annually partners with YES to provide laptops to the students, introduce them to AGS and what we do, and provide mentorship and leadership seminars.
This all-male historically black university based in Atlanta prepares young men to change the world through ethical leadership, driven by compassion, civility, and integrity. AGS has supported Morehouse College through mentorship and education focused on careers in the gaming industry.
AGS’ Women Rise program offers education, training, networking, and professional development opportunities to our women at all levels of the organization.
The goal is to engage, empower, and assist AGS women who want to grow professionally.
Women in Gaming
AGS Women Rise partners with Global Gaming Women, an organization dedicated to supporting, inspiring, and influencing the development of women in the Gaming industry. We also support the MGM Resorts Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Conference and encourage our rising stars to attend and continue their professional leadership development.
Supporting Young Women Locally
Through the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute, AGS supports Battle Born Girls Innovate, an educational program for middle school and high school girls. Throughout the year, our AGS executives, especially our women leaders, meet with the young women to introduce AGS, demystify success in the fields of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), and provide the teen women with a forum to engage with our women role models.
American Heart Association
AGS Women Rise is also actively involved in the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women global movement, which is focused on ending cardiovascular disease (the leading cause of death in women) through education, research and advocacy, and healthy living programs.
Recruitment + Support of Veterans
At AGS, we salute and remember those who made our tomorrow possible. That’s why we actively recruit for qualified military veterans. Partnering with America’s Warrior Partnership helps our veterans and their families find service and support in their local communities.
We are honored to be the only gaming supplier to have been awarded the 2021 Platinum Medallion Award by the U.S. Dept of Labor’s HIRE Vets Program for our commitment to recruiting, employing and retaining U.S. military veterans.