Kim Barker Lee, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at International Game Technology PLC (IGT), has been elected to the National Diversity Council’s Top 100 Diversity Officers list.
The Top 100 Diversity Officers awards programme honours those who offer guidance and advice to promote diversity and equality programmes, as well as creative strategies that strategically emphasise the retention and advancement of minority talent in the workplace.
‘Significant diversity and inclusion milestones’
IGT’s Global Head of People and Transformation, Dorothy Costa, commented: “As the pioneer of IGT’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Barker Lee continues to make meaningful contributions that support IGT’s global commitment to a fair and inclusive culture that values unity, diversity, and belonging, in our people, players, customers, and communities.
“Through Kim’s leadership, IGT has achieved a range of significant diversity and inclusion milestones such as the creation of six global, employee-led diversity and inclusion groups, growth in the representation of women and people of colour in leadership and global recognition by highly respected organisations such as Bloomberg and the All-In Diversity Project.”
Creation of supplier diversity services
In 2018, Barker Lee was promoted to her new role at IGT. She is a member of the firm’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, where she contributes to the creation of supplier diversity services. She is a well-known opinion leader on diversity and inclusion in the gaming and lottery markets, and she is regularly invited to participate at industry events.
She is involved in several goodwill groups, including the Community College of Rhode Island Foundation, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the United Way of Rhode Island, the American Gaming Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, among others. She is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law.
The 17th Annual National Diversity & Leadership Meeting, held digitally April 21-22 and April 28-29, 2021, will recognise Barker Lee and other experts named to the Top 100 Diversity Officers list.