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PointsBet Announces Partnership with Women in Sports Tech, Inc.

The partnership aims to further advance the careers of women in sports tech across all levels.

PointsBet, a premier global online gaming operator, recently announced its official partnership with Women in Sports Tech, Inc. (WiST), a nonprofit organization dedicated to driving growth opportunities for women at the intersection of sports, technology, and innovation.

WiST produces live and virtual programs, events and internships to support and empower women at all stages of their careers. As one of WiST’s partners, PointsBet will support the organization’s initiatives to improve the lives of career women. That includes fireside chats and panels with veterans and top executives in the industry, summer internship experiences through the WiST Fellowship program, career fairs pertaining to the sports tech landscape for middle and high school students and more.

“As a rapidly growing sports technology business ourselves, we at PointsBet feel it is critically important to welcome more women into this industry. We can ensure an inclusive environment for women interested in sports tech,” said PointsBet Chief of People Rachelle Carpenter. “I look forward to working with Marilou and the WiST team. I’m sure this will be a very positive and beneficial partnership for all.”

“We stay committed to doing our part to ensure women feel empowered to contribute and take part in this lucrative industry,” said PointsBet Chief Executive Officer Johnny Aitken. “As we build upon our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, our partnership will be an important piece of that puzzle.”

WiST, led by CEO and co-founder Marilou McFarlane, has partnered with over 23 major companies. This includes Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, IBM Sports, Nike, NBA/WNBA and AEG Worldwide.

About PointsBet

PointsBet is a corporate bookmaker with operations in Australia, the United States, Canada and Ireland. PointsBet has developed a scalable cloud-based wagering platform. It offers its clients innovative sports and racing wagering products, advance deposit wagering on racing and iGaming.

About Women in Sports Tech

WiST is the leading organization to drive growth opportunities for women in the fast-growing sports tech industry. Technology focused on the sports business is expected to exceed $42B by 2026. This presents an enormous opportunity for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, elite athletes and professional sports teams. They are now creating and investing in sports tech products and services across the world.

With this expansion of fan and business interest, sport-related tech firms, along with other broad-based tech companies, recognize the need to diversify their workforce. Business leaders understand that it is critical to recruit and retain women who have a passion and skillset for tech and business management. Their experiences, diversity of thought, interest in sports and perhaps their athletic background, serve to enlighten, promote and deliver on a company’s mission. Women in Sports Tech answers this concern. It offers businesses and women the foremost platform for connections, resources and career engagement.

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