Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is announced as a keynote speaker for Women in Games Global Conference

Women in Games is thrilled to announce global gender balance expert, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox as a keynote speaker for our conference in September. This year will see the first ever Women in Games Global Conference, which will be completely virtual. This provides us with the opportunity and scope to make this the biggest and most engaging event ever.

Running across 7th to 13th of September. The core conference programme will take place on the 9th and 10th September. A variety of fringe events, a game jam and Esports tournament will take place during the week.  Once again we will be presenting our awards and celebrating some amazing women and allies in the video games industry from across the globe.

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first, one of the world’s leading gender balance consultancies, helping global companies build back balanced, across genders and generations. She is the author of SEVEN STEPS to Leading a Gender-Balanced Business (Harvard Business Review), HOW Women Mean Business (Wiley) and WHY Women Mean Business (Wiley), named Business Book of the Year by the Conference Board. She was also named by ELLE magazine as one of the TOP 40 Women Leading Change.

Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games said “Avivah is a progressive forward thinker on gender balance in business and why it matters. She asks challenging questions and is reframing the gender debate across the globe. She has found a new language and a clear approach to unpacking complex problems that affect us all. We warmly welcome her engagement with this conference, where her perspectives will be invaluable in advancing the games industry.”

Avivah stated “I’m delighted to be invited by Women in Games to speak on the important topic of engaging men in gender balance. Ahead of the conference we’ll be launching our Gender Balance Scorecard, focusing on the gaming sector. Our research shows that there is a long way to go before companies reflect the 46% of gaming enthusiasts who are women. One thing’s for sure, the sector will struggle to balance without engaging the men who currently make up the majority of leaders. This is not just a ‘women’s issue’ but a strategic opportunity for all of us to seize together – both men and women.

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