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Women in Games WIGJ appoint Timea Tabori as National Coordinator for Scotland

1 timea1 rachael gsWomen in Games WIGJ is pleased to announce the appointment of Timea Tabori as Lead Ambassador and National Coordinator for Women in Games in Scotland. In the month that a report from TIGA, the trade association for games developers and digital publishers, shows Scotland now has more than 1500 developers, growing by 27 per cent in the 20 months to last November, WIGJ is keen to reveal the start of a regional policy where individual Board member or Ambassadors will collaborate more closely with regional games trade bodies to represent women in their regions.

David Smith, founder of WIGJ explained, “WIGJ has received several approaches from regional bodies for input into policy initiatives and help in organising speakers for events. With a team of 53 individual Ambassadors, we are now in a position to make appointments where there is the demand. Scotland is already represented by Professor Gregor White from the University of Abertay on the WIGJ board and we have a growing team of Ambassadors in the country. Timea does tremendous work for the IGDA and we are delighted that she has agreed to take this on.”

Timea Tabori commented. “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Lead Ambassador for Women in Games in Scotland. Promoting diversity is a cause that has been close to my heart from the very start of my career in the games industry and I am eager to take on this challenge and continue to serve this goal. We have some exciting plans going forward and I am always open to questions and inquiries. Say hi or drop me an email if you’re a woman based in Scotland already in games or looking to get started, if you’re organising an event and looking for speakers, a company looking to recruit more diverse talent or just want to find out what the Women in Games Ambassadors are all about.”

In the North West, WIGJ is also pleased to announce the appointment of WIGJ board member and Ambassador, Rachael Gregg-Smythe to the position of regional coordinator. She will work closely with Gameopolis in Manchester and respond to requests for help for Women in Games in the region. Congratulations to both on their new roles.

 

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