There’s just one week to go until the Women in Games Careers & Networking Expo, so ensure you register for your complimentary ticket now.
The event will provide a unique opportunity for anyone to gain valuable insights into the many career options and pathways available in games and esports – and, importantly, put you in touch with studios and organisations who are currently hiring. This full day of talks and networking is unmissable – whether you are planning your first steps in games and esports, or looking to take your career further forward.
A truly global event, the Women in Games Careers & Networking Expo will run from 8am to 10pm GMT to allow delegates from all over the world to attend virtually. A series of talks throughout the day will throw the spotlight on influential and inspirational women. They will include:-
Kate Edwards, Women in Games Awards Hall of Fame Winner
Kate (pictured above left) is the Executive Director of the Global Game Jam, as well as the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which pioneered content culturalization. She is also the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to 2017. In addition to being an award-winning advocate who serves in several advisory roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted on many game and non-game projects for BioWare, Google, Amazon, Facebook, LEGO, and many other companies.
Jade Cavanagh, Women in Games Awards Winner
A recent BSc Criminology graduate from the University of Roehampton, Jade (pictured above right) was fortunate to be a Women in Esports Scholar for the Roehampton Esports programme, which has led her to use transferable skills to become an Ambassador for Women in Games. She now works with London Esports as an Events & Social Manager.
Other speakers include:-
Alice Middleton, Programmer, The Multiplayer Guys
Donna Morrison, People & Culture Manager, Gram Games
Elizabeth Loverso, VP Product Development, Red Storm Entertainment
Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director, Take This
Heather Bales, Game Product Owner, Big Fish Games
Helen Fitzhugh, UEA Researcher into HR Practices, University of East Anglia
Hollie Bennett, Head of Influencers & Development, Frontier Developments
Steph Marcus, Lead UX/UI Designer, Sprung Studio
Sandra Castro, Journalist, Tan Grande Y Jugando
Sofia da Silva, Environment Artist, Gunzilla Games
The day has been designed to allow time for visiting our virtual booths in the Expo area, where the likes of Riot Games, Unity, Virtuos Games, Dovetail Games, Sports Interactive, Hangar 13, StarStable, Cloud Imperium, AWS, G into Gaming, GINX TV, Grads In Games and more will be discussing opportunities within their organisations.
You can also meet up with friends and peers, old and new, using Hopin’s Networking feature. You can choose between chat roulette or speed meeting; you can meet for the first time and get in touch again using the video chat in a virtual one to one. Or look for your existing connections at the event and arrange to meet for longer catch-ups.
Don’t miss this must-attend event. Register for your free ticket today.
At Women in Games we are continually looking at how to better shape our activities, guidance and engagement, growing our knowledge base in response to a lack of data surrounding women working in games and esports – so we are looking to our community to provide us with valuable knowledge and insights, and our Expo event is a great opportunity for us to engage directly with you.
We have put together two important surveys that we would be so grateful if you could complete.
The responses you provide will inform the 2nd edition of the Women in Games Guide ‘Building a Fair Playing Field’, to be published in the first quarter of 2022. The guide will be for studios and businesses that wish to improve gender equality in their companies.
The surveys have been designed to be straightforward and we thank you in advance for sharing the wealth of your knowledge and expertise with us. Below, we have linked to two areas where we need your input, so important to informing Women in Games’ work going forward.
The Women in Games Survey is a general set of questions about employment, conditions, and your views:https://forms.office.com/r/CsrkYX6ksW
The Toxicity and Harassment Survey, as the title suggests, has been separated from the general questions, because of the sensitive nature of the subject matter, and we have taken guidance from the organisation Define the Line in designing this survey: https://forms.office.com/r/FHhxgKkTbZ