Women in Games is collaborating with the University of Nottingham to host a two-day Creative Leadership Lab this September.

This exciting new event will see 24 UK-based women working mid-level positions in the games industry benefit from two full days of advice on career and personal development; the resources to instigate and manage culture change within their organisations; the framework for nurturing and mentoring more junior colleagues; and more specific leadership development training.

In short, the Creative Leadership Lab will help these women to step up to the next level of their career into more senior roles.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman and Helen W Kennedy, Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Nottingham.

Their ambitions for the Lab go beyond the two-day event, which will act as a pilot for the programme. Going forward, the goal is to create an on-going series of initiatives, such as Development Activities, Retreats, Mentoring and ‘Reverse Mentoring and Networking Opportunities.

“Having more women in senior leadership roles across the games industry is vital to creating a culture of belonging for all women and those identifying as women, but also to provide role models for those just starting their career in games, or considering a move into the industry,” said Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman.

“Therefore, we are delighted to be teaming up with the University of Nottingham on this important project, giving women the tools to allow them to progress their careers. We look forward to sharing more details on the Creative Leadership Lab shortly.”

The application process for the Creative Leadership Programme will open shortly. Keep an eye on our socials to find out more.

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