Women in Games highlights the articles that have caught our eye over the past few weeks…

The word of 2023 was ‘woman’, thanks to increased searches about the definition of ‘woman’, and around such events as the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Mahsa Amini dying in the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police, on-going debates about transgender athletes and more. “But the dictionary is not the last word on what defines a woman,” says “The word belongs to each and every woman—however they define themselves.” We couldn’t agree more.
Via Stylist

Jeaneane Faulkler, President of Women in Games Corporate Ambassador Technicolor has penned a must-read article for Forbes entitled ‘Lean Out: Getting Ahead By Saying No’

The Drum published a brilliant piece on why gaming must be more inclusive in 2023 and beyond, which highlights Women in Games’ collaboration with Dove and Epic Games on the Real Virtual Beauty campaign.

MCV has reported on the great news about Keywords Studios continuing its partnership with Women in Games on the Individual Ambassador Programme.

The Smurfs are championing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #5 of Gender Equality – which Women in Games aligns with – with a new style guide and campaign for 2023. According to Products For Change, the 2023 look places Smurfette front and centre of the campaign to drive gender equality with messaging including ‘We Smurf All Equals’, ‘Equality has no Gender’, and ‘He For She’ on various graphics depicting the strength and resilience of the only female Smurf.

Meanwhile, Upworthy reports on the welcome addition by LEGO of a huge range of diverse characters, heads and hairstyles for its new Table Football set.

Working from home has helped many women with caring responsibilities since forced lockdowns around the world, and that has helped drive diversity in the workplace. But it could be coming to an end, with many companies calling for staff to return to the office full-time. Meet the Four Horsemen of the forced return to the office, says Fortune, which claims they are: Resistance, Attrition, Quiet Quitting and a Drop in Diversity…

To celebrate Women Rock! Day 2023, Skiddle has highlighted some of the most influential women in rock.

For the first time, the Census in England and Wales has counted trans and non-binary people. Via The Guardian

And sadly, the world has lost two women who broke boundaries, namely British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and US news broadcaster Barbara Walters.

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