FAQs

Please find below some frequently asked questions

When was Women in Games founded? 

Women in Games WIGJ was founded in 2009 as Women in Games Jobs and incorporated as a “not for profit” or Community Interest Company in 2011.

 

Where is Women in Games Located?

Women in Games is a remote first based organisation.

 

What does the J stand for?

The organisation is called Women in Games, but our legal name is Women in Games WIGJ – without any brackets, which means Women in Games can be abbreviated to WIGJ. The organisation is no longer called Women in Games Jobs.

 

Why is there a man involved in the Women in Games organisation?

Women in Games is led by CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman. David Smith founded the organisation in 2009 and now strategically leads our work in Esports. He is a member of an Executive Board of 6 that reports through to the CEO.

 

How is Women in Games financially supported?

Women in Games is sustained through a range of fundraising activities such as: event sponsorship, grants, our Patreon and charitable donations.

 

Can Women in Games advertise a job for me?

We don’t directly advertise jobs but you are welcome to join our Facebook or LinkedIn group, Discord server and post there.

 

How can I get involved?

There are a wide range of ways to get involved as an: Individual Ambassador, Corporate Ambassador, Education Ambassador. Engage in our events and activities run across the year such as the Women in Games Festival, Career Expo, Summer Lunch, to name a few. You can also join our growing global community networks.  Check our ‘Get Involved’ page.

 

Do Women in Games pay speaker fees?

Women in Games is a not for profit cic that puts its surpluses back into the community we serve.  For our sponsored events we offer a minimum base honorarium of £50 to all speakers, panelists and selected other participants in our events.  Participants may wish to donate their fee to the organisation to further our work, which we gratefully appreciate however this is entirely at the individual’s discretion.

 In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to supplement this fee.

These circumstances could include, inter alia, situations where the participants are professional speakers or performers, additional T&A costs and marketing considerations.

 

How do I become an Ambassador?

The application process to become an Individual Ambassador can be found here.

 

How do I become a Corporate Ambassador?

Contact info@womeningames.org for further information

 

How do I become an Education Ambassador?

Contact info@womeningames.org for further information