We’ve had an incredibly busy month since our last newsletter!
Our latest Careers & Networking Expo was another great success for us, bringing together around 2,000 women and allies from around the world for a day of inspiring talks, connections with studios and networking. We are grateful to all speakers, booth holders and delegates for making this such a valuable day for everyone involved.
Work is almost complete on the Second Edition of the Women in Games Guide: Building A Fair Playing Field, and I would like to thank Sharon Tolaini-Sage for her significant input. Sharon and I have spent many, many hours creating this important piece of work, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you soon.
Meanwhile, we announced that David Smith, the Founder of Women in Games is to retire from the organisation at the end of this month. We thank David for his contribution to Women in Games and wish him well in his next endeavours.
Looking forward, we have so much more to come! As reported elsewhere, I’m delighted to reveal that we now have 709 Individual Ambassadors in over 50 countries around the world. The Programme has grown phenomenally in the past 12 months, up from 379 this time last year, and we are receiving enquiries to join the Programme on a daily basis.
Similarly, our Corporate Ambassador Programme has doubled in size in the past year – we now have over 40 forward-thinking, collaborative studios and games companies working with us to achieve our goals. Our Education Ambassador Programme is growing too, with our first US member – Purdue University – announced today.
Make a note in your diaries for the 2022 Ambassador-Only Event which will bring together all of our Ambassadors, virtually, on May 19th. We will be announcing more details shortly.
And we are delighted to confirm that the Women in Games Festival will return later this year after its successful debut in 2021. The two-week Festival will once again include an IRL Launch Party, Games Jam, Esports Tournament, the Women in Games Global Awards and Satellite Events. And for the first time we are expanding the Festival to include a Careers Day and an Investment & Finance Forum. The Festival will run from September 6th-17th and we’re looking forward to sharing more information very soon.
These are exciting times for Women in Games and its community. We thank you all for your continued support.
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO, Women in Games