The teams at our Women in Games Asia Chapter have been super busy over the past few weeks, hosting and participating in events, and evangelising the goals and missions of our our organisation throughout the region. Here they provide a round-up of their activities…
September 27 & 28 – LEVEL UP KL 2023
LEVEL UP KL 2023 was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center over September 27th and 28th. Women in Games Asia Chapter collaborated with MDEC Malaysia and appeared in multiple ways at the event.
We had our own industry booth, promoting WIG as an organisation, encouraging attendees to sign up as WIG Ambassadors, and giving away WIGA merchandise sponsored by PlayStation Malaysia.
We also hosted a Networking Event in conjunction with LEVEL UP KL, hosted by Blitz and Co KLCC as venue sponsors. Attendees were given WIGA merchandise, and Xbox Game Pass codes, courtesy of Xbox Asia.
Finally, we hosted a panel session where veteran voice actor Su Ling Chan, Virtual SEAsia journalist Kenzie Du, and games development lecturer Sophie Azlan were invited to be speakers. The panel’s theme was Insights and Pathways to Succeed in the Games Industry and was moderated by WIGA Ambassador member, Aisyah Ambok. Panellists spoke about their career experiences, while imparting invaluable advice to anyone aspiring to break into or succeed in the games industry.
October 10 – Women in Games Annual Global Conference
At the Conference we examined the idea of disruption and about how we can prospect and reimagine the future. Women in Games Asia hosted a panel on WiG Asia: Can the present unlock a new vision of the future?
As outlined in the Women in Games Manifesto, ‘Our Women First approach is inspired by our respect for the diversity of women’s needs and priorities across cultural and geographical boundaries’.
It is against this complex background that the Women in Games Asia Chapter brought together our panel of speakers from Asia. Joined by Kay Lee, Diversity and Inclusion Lead from Smilegate, Jia Ling Hoo, Global Expansion Team Program Manager from Microsoft Xbox, Eric He, China Regional Director from Keywords Studios, and moderated by Kah Hui Teo, Director of Women in Games Asia, the panel shared specific regional challenges, and discussed positive diversity-driven change. We hope that through the panel discussion, more people will be inspired to take actions to bring us nearer to a fair, equal and safe environment, empowering women and unlocking their potential in Asia and in the global gaming ecosystem.
Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman said: “The work that the team at the Women in Games Asia Chapter is doing is hugely impressive and we are grateful to them for growing our influence in the region.”