LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced a commitment to achieve gender equality among its leadership ranks by 2025. In support of this effort, Caesars will work with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) as part of this enhanced commitment to ensure workplace fairness and continue to foster an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion.
“Caesars is focused on being vigilant about workplace fairness and is dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion,” Caesars CEO Mark Frissora said. “While we are proud of what we’ve accomplished to date—including last week’s 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Corporate Equality Index—we recognize that we can and we must do more.
BJKLI is a nonprofit endeavor founded in 2014 by social justice pioneer and sports icon Billie Jean King to promote equality and inclusion in the workplace by inspiring future leaders and motivating those in positions of power to challenge the status quo.
‘Equal and Inclusive Environment’
“We commend Mark Frissora and the Caesars organization for taking this very significant step towards ensuring that Caesars is an equal and inclusive environment where every team member is valued for being their authentic self,” said Billie Jean King. “We are excited to support Caesars and be a part of their solution as they work to realize this new commitment.”
Caesars is undertaking a number of initiatives focused on enhancing the company’s commitment to creating an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and are part of a company that values them and their contribution to this organization. Among the new initiatives Caesars will be implementing is the creation of the Equality Council—a taskforce including employees and external experts, implementing bias-training across all management teams and conducting surveys broadly across the company about diversity and inclusion.
“For years, Caesars Entertainment has been on the leading edge of progressive policies around human rights,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars. “As we move toward becoming an even stronger leader in championing diversity and equal rights, there is no greater partner to have than Billie Jean King and we are extremely proud to have the BJKLI as a partner to help guide, educate and challenge us along the way.”