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Back in 2021, Nintendo had promised that they’d look to hire more women and move them into positions of power with their ‘Nintendo Women and Allies’ program. 2+ years later, Nintendo unfortunately hasn’t made good on that promise.

According to Nintendo’s latest annual report, 4.2% of their manager workforce in Japan are women. This is the same number we saw back in 2021, which means Nintendo has effectively had zero progress with their own initiative. Unfortunately, Nintendo hasn’t provided comment on why this is.

In the same report, we also learn that the women working at Nintendo are making roughly 72% of what male staffers are paid. Nintendo says this discrepancy is due to the length of service at the company, along with employee age. Nintendo went on to say that there is no difference in treatment between men and women in terms of salary or evaluation systems.

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enthropy

It's not like you can just employ women because they are women. You have to find those with best qualifications. So, and I am guessing here, when a job position opens up and a woman with the proper qualifications apply for it she sure can get the chance, but it's not going to happen over night.
Working at Nintendo Japan is supposedly a very great thing and those who are there would then like to stay there too, so might not be that many jobs to give.

enthropy

11M ago

It's not like you can just employ women because they are women. You have to find those with best qualifications. So, and I am guessing here, when a job position opens up and a woman with the proper qualifications apply for it she sure can get the chance, but it's not going to happen over night.
Working at Nintendo Japan is supposedly a very great thing and those who are there would then like to stay there too, so might not be that many jobs to give.


lucius6

11M ago

Never understood this kind of push people always demand from companies. Sure, make it so that female employees have the same opportunities as male ones, but enforcing quotas and arbitrarily raising wages despite the fact that an equivalent male employee would make the same seems contraproductive and if anything could even sow discord between male and female employees. If Nintendo has measures in place to guarantee the equal treatment of female employees then that's good enough, in my opinion of course.


aussiemcbucket

11M ago

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Still no downvoting capabilities?


Who do you want to downvote? Both enthropy and lucius6 are absolutely right.


aussiemcbucket

11M ago

@conangiga

Oh, well if they're *RIGHT*. That's different.
Sheesh. How disappointing.


nin2000

11M ago

To make matters worse, close to 100% of brick layers are also not identified with the Female gender identity. Let’s start there before going for the bigger targets.


komicturtle

11M ago

@aussiemcbucket

What is your contention over what they have expressed?