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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 of the digital industries having worked at Disney, Mind Candy, and Jagex, before setting up her own company, Digital Jam Ltd. She’s worked across platforms; films, TV, immersive content, AR, VR, games. She sits as a Vice Chair of BAME in Games, Co-Chair of the Immerse U.K. Sub group for content; is the creator of the VR Writers Room and the co-organiser for the VR & AR focused meetup group “Augmenting Reality”.

Christine Burgess-Quémard is Executive Director of UbiSoft’s worldwide studios, a role she has had since 1987. Ubisoft have 26 studios with the Ubisoft name and they have acquired 11 which keep their original name. Ubisoft has the second-largest in-house development team in the world, with more than 13,000 staff members working in over 30 countries

Congratulations to Tanya and Christine! Runners up were Gisela Vaquero, Jodie Azhar and Simay Dinc.

See the full list of 16 women inducted into the European Women in Games Hall of Fame.

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