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Become a member of Women in Games WIGJ – Hear from our CEO and Founder.

Our network has grown massively since its foundation in 2009 reaching over 10000 globally but is still run by volunteers giving their time freely and willingly. To meet the demands on the organisation which helps add skills and provides opportunities to thousands of game developers, we are now reaching out to individual and corporate patrons […]

Margot James, UK Minister for Creative Industries, supports the Women in Games Conference.

WIGJ was delighted to receive this message of support from Margot James, UK Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries. This video was played at the start of the European Women in Games Conference on Wednesday, 12 September. For full details of the 2018 conference including programme and speakers see https://www.womeningamesconference.com/

 

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Tanya Laird and Christine Burgess-Quémard join 14 in the European Women in Games Hall of Fame.

Women in Games WIGJ welcomes Tanya Laird, Founder Digital Jam and Christine Burgess-Quémard, Executive Director, Worldwide Studios, UbiSoft in to the European Women in Games Hall of Fame. This year’s awards were presented by Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of WIGJ and Aoife Brodigan, Head of Gaming Marketing, EMEA at sponsor Facebook.

Tanya Laird is a veteran […]

Women in Games WIGJ celebrates the winners of our inaugural esports awards

Marie-Claire and Lisa Brightman

Marie-Claire and Cordelia Chui

Congratulations to Lisa Blackman, James Banks, Riot Gaming UK and Cordelia ‘Scarakye’ Chui, the winners of our inaugural Women in Games UK Esports Awards.

These new awards have been introduced to recognise prominent and talented women in esports and also allies who understand the diversity […]

2K and Hangar 13 Commit to Long-term Partnership with Women in Games

WIGJ is pleased to announce a partnership with 2K in an effort to encourage career opportunities for women in the games industry, and foster diverse and inclusive hiring efforts across the publisher and its development studios. Starting at the European Women in Games Conference at City, University of London Sept. 11-12, 2K and Hangar 13 […]

WIGJ launch initiative to support women games streamers on Twitch

Women in Games WIGJ is pleased to announce an initiative to showcase and support women streamers on Twitch. These ‘GamerGirls’ typically stream from home and rely on subscriptions from those watching their streams.

WIGJ plans to collaborate with some of the most passionate streamers who will stream every Saturday from 12 noon to 12 midnight […]

WIGJ launch free European Women in Games Conference tickets with Patreon membership scheme

Tickets for the European Women in Games Conference, sponsored by Facebook, taking place on the 11th-12th September at City, University of London are now on sale. There are also a limited number of free tickets available for those subscribing $5 a month to WIGJ’s new Patreon membership scheme.

With the objective to educate, inspire and […]

WIGJ announce evening European Advocacy Awards and call for conference speakers and sponsors

Women in Games WIGJ is pleased to announce that the European Games Advocacy Awards and WIGJ Party will take place on the Tuesday 11th September at a venue near to City, University of London.

Women in Games wishes to recognise the Advocates for Change in the European Games sector.

WIGJ has a 10 year […]

WIGJ partner with first female focused GirlGamer Esports Festival in Portugal 20-22 July

Women in Games WIGJ is pleased to partner with the first esports festival in Europe focused predominantly on women. The GirlGamer Esports Festival is an action-packed 3 day event that celebrates and promotes female competitiveness in esports. A full day business conference on the Friday is followed by CSGO and League of Legends tournaments where […]

Women in Games groups call for more focus on the female demographic in Paper on Esports.

Women in Games is pleased to publish a Discussion Paper to summarise and address the under-representation of women in all aspects of esports. Working closely with women in games groups in France, Germany and Italy, this Paper was drafted at the inaugural Global Esports Forum organised by Intel and ESL in Katowice on 1st March […]