At a time when the games industry is witnessing much upheaval, with studios restructuring and shedding jobs, a session featured within the Women in Games Careers, Development & Networking Expo will resonate with many of those affected.

During our curated speaker programme, Emma Varjo, Design Manager at Redhill Games in Finland will host the session ‘The 8 Stages of Being Let Go – A Personal Journey’.

In this intimate talk, Emma will share her unique story, detailing the emotional and professional journey she embarked upon following her experience of being let go. Through her narrative, attendees will explore the eight distinct stages she identified during this period of transition, offering insights into resilience, self-discovery, and the power of moving forward.

This session aims to not only shed light on the challenges faced when navigating unexpected career changes but also to inspire hope and provide practical strategies for resilience and growth.

Whether you’re facing similar challenges or looking to support others in their journey, Emma’s story promises to resonate, empower, and foster a deeper understanding of the personal growth that can emerge from change.

Emma’s session forms part of the speaker programme taking place during the Careers, Development & Networking Expo – which takes place virtually on Thursday March 7th from 7am to 10pm GMT to take in all international time zones.

The event is free to attend, and also features a virtual expo area where you’ll be able to meet with studios and other companies who are hiring. These companies will also be hosting their own content, including talks, presentations and CV/portfolio reviews throughout the day. Our booth holders include Sumo Group, Playground Games, Dovetail Games, TT Games, Behaviour, Keywords Studios, MPG and Redhill Games.

Meanwhile, there will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to meet and network virtually throughout the day, allowing them to make Important connections.

Register for your free place here –

We look forward to seeing you there!