In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight an awesome group called Women in Gaming! This Xbox team celebrates women within the interactive and entertainment tech industry. They help women network, collaborate, and rise up within gaming.
If you’re a woman in the games industry (or you’d like to be), Women in Gaming can help you meet other women who want to get to know you and help you succeed. Here are some of the upcoming events hosted by WiG that you should check out!
Thursday, March 8
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day! Celebrate by tuning into a live panel of Canadian women in gaming. Xbox and Ubisoft Toronto have teamed up to host this fantastic panel, which will air on Xbox’s Mixer channel (mixer.com/xbox) at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET.
The panel will include:
Nicole Fawcette, Senior Brand Manager for Gears of War and leader of Women in Gaming!
Sam Maggs, Writer at BioWare, author of Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, Wonder Women, and Girl Squads.
Jennie Robinson Faber, Executive Director of Dames Making Games, web developer and designer, and board member of the Toronto Media Arts Centre.
Maja Moldenhauer, Executive Producer and Artist at StudioMDHR, creators of Cuphead.
Lesley Phord-Toy, Producer at Ubisoft.
Tuesday, March 20
Women in Gaming has hosted events during GDC for a while now, but this year their event is being expanded into an all-day rally! With a packed agenda of interactive discussions, workshops, and discussions led by impactful women from across the industry, the rally will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, just across the street from the GDC floor in the Moscone Center.
This year’s keynote speaker is video games producer Lisy Kane, who was recognized in the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30, and who founded Girl Geek Academy (which organized Australia’s first all-women hackathon)!
Also, every year the WiG event supports an organization through charitable donations, and this year it’s Girls Who Code! Girls Who Code is creating the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States, by offering learning opportunities, career programs, and a supportive community.
(If you’d like to join WiG in donating to Girls Who Code, you can do so here!)
Be sure to stop by this all-day rally, at least for a little bit—you don’t need a GDC badge to enter! The rally is free, but it is ticketed, so make sure to RSVP on the event page to get your ticket.
Can’t make it to these events? Follow WiG online!