PointsBet has agreed to a partnership with Women in Sports Tech Inc (WiST), a non-profit organization dedicated to driving growth opportunities for women in the sports technology industry.
WiST produces live and virtual programs, events, and internships to support and empower women at all stages of their careers.
As a corporate partner, PointsBet will support WiST’s initiatives to help women at all career stages, including fireside chats and panels with industry veterans and top executives, summer internships through the WiST Fellowship program, sports tech career fairs for middle and high school students, and more.
PointsBet Chief of People, Rachelle Carpenter, commented: “As a rapidly growing sports technology business ourselves, we at PointsBet feel it is critically important to welcome more women into this industry and ensure a more inclusive environment for women interested in pursuing a career in sports tech.
“I look forward to working with Marilou and the WiST team in what I’m sure will be a very positive and beneficial partnership for all.”
Led by CEO and Co-Founder Marilou McFarlane, WiST has partnered with over 23 major companies, including Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, IBM Sports, Nike, NBA/WNBA, and AEG Worldwide.
PointsBet CEO, Johnny Aitken, added: “We are firmly committed to doing our part to ensure women feel empowered to contribute and take part in this lucrative industry. As we continue to build upon our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, our partnership with WiST will be a very important piece of that puzzle.”
Earlier this year, PointsBet appointed Dr Eric Lee as its new Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).