This Mother’s Day, we honor, celebrate, and feature some of the amazing moms working at Virtuos who make games better, together, with all our other world-class Virtuosi talents. By sharing their experiences, we hope to inspire other women, at any stage of their lives, and the next generation of female talent to start a career in gaming – in line with our commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive gaming industry.
A study by Activision Blizzard Media found that gaming forms an important part of moms’ lives – 57% of those who game find that it delivers value and positivity to them on a daily basis, by serving as a mood booster and fostering a better sense of connectedness with their children.
Gaming delivers value and positivity to moms.
For Tran, Junior 3D Artist, Virtuos, games are particularly meaningful in her journey to motherhood. “Being an expecting mom working on great game projects makes me happy and very proud. While I get more tired as my maternity leave draws closer, I am excited and motivated at the thought that one day, my child will enjoy the games that I am credited for. I am proud to be a game artist – it’s always been my childhood dream. Now that I’m soon becoming a mother, I feel a greater sense of pride and look forward to tell my own inspiring stories to my child.”
I am excited and motivated at the thought that one day, my child will enjoy the games that I am credited for.
As a fellow working mom in the gaming industry, Lin, Human Resource Manager, Virtuos, cites a key challenge as the balancing of her time and energy between work and childcare. Mother, wife, friend, and colleague – these are just some of the roles that she plays on a daily basis. “As a parent working at Virtuos, I feel cared for and supported in balancing both my work and family well. The company’s working environment is conducive to all employees’ career development, as well as the pursuit of happiness and harmony in their personal lives.”
At Virtuos, we are invested in enhancing our talents’ skills with continuous training and development, as well as in providing an organizational culture that enables work-life balance. Our culture is intentionally built to be inclusive with policies and initiatives that go beyond state requirements to support working mothers every stage of the way – from going on maternity leave, to returning to work, and in their career advancement and more.
Chen, Art Producer, Virtuos: “When my daughter is sick or emergencies occur at home, the company’s flexible work arrangement, family leave allowance, and supplementary insurance coverage really help a lot. Also, thanks to the many employee engagement activities, I have had opportunities to acquaint my daughter with my colleagues and work. This helped foster a mutual understanding between my daughter and I, as well as encourage her to become an independent woman with her own career in the future.”
This helped foster a mutual understanding between my daughter and I, as well as encourage her to become an independent woman with her own career in the future.
Some of the ways we support working parents at Virtuos include providing a dedicated nursing room, a hybrid work model, flexible hours, part-time work, sabbatical leave options, and family care leave days. By ensuring that our working fathers also have the opportunity to take family care leave and flexible work options, we in turn help women return to the workforce.
Zhang, Senior Credit Accountant, Virtuos: “My colleagues took great care of me during my pregnancy, and I was heartened to receive gifts from the company after my delivery. Whether you’re a working mother, expecting, or planning for children – the company’s working environment is conducive. Here at Virtuos, it is possible to both achieve your career pursuits and fulfill your family responsibilities.”
Here at Virtuos, it is possible to both achieve your career pursuits and fulfill your family responsibilities.
Since our inception in 2004, our talented Virtuosi from across the world has helped us make some of the biggest game and movie titles, bringing joy and entertainment to millions of people worldwide. We are committed to delivering even better working experiences and career development for our employees, as well as industry-leading work for our clients.