Women in Games WIGJ, the games industry diversity organisation, is pleased to announce the creation of an Executive Board that will meet monthly to manage strategically the day-to-day activities of this not-for-profit group as well as a newly revitalised Advisory Board which will meet quarterly. An organisational review has identified two vacancies and Women in Games will be hiring a Marketing Director and an Events Manager.
Gemma Johnson Brown, Chief People Officer, Dovetail Games is promoted to the Executive Board and is appointed as the new Ambassador Director. She will be leading on both the Individual and Corporate Ambassadors programme. Dovetail Games has been a supporter and sponsor of our Women in Games events for the last three years. Gemma has been given full support and backing from Dovetail Games in her role.
Professor Ruth Falconer, Head of Division (Computing and Mathematics), School of Design and Informatics, Abertay University is also promoted to the Executive Board. She will contribute her outstanding expertise in the areas of education, research and public relations. Ruth has the full support of Abertay University, which has been ranked the best in Europe for undergraduate level games courses in the prestigious annual Princeton Review.
Women in Games was founded in 2009 by David Smith who joins the Executive Board as COO. This year the organisation will be celebrating a ’10 Year Anniversary’. The European Women in Games Conference 2019 will be a very special event, celebrating the achievements of Women in Games, and looking forward to how the organisation continues to make impactful positive change.
Together with CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman, the four-person Executive Board now seeks a Marketing Director and Events Manager to join the team. The Marketing Director will set and implement the Marketing and PR strategy and framework for the organisation and set the marketing plan for the European Women in Games Conference and other programme and events.
The Events Manager will manage the organisation of regular, monthly events for members in London and the South East of the UK and advise on events all over the UK and in Europe, liaising with the WIGJ Ambassador network. Both are part-time, paid roles. Anyone interested in the Marketing Director or Events Manager role should see the full job descriptions at www.womeningames.org WIGJ looks forward to hearing from you.
The Women in Games Advisory Board consists of Christine Bigelow, 2K; Dan Wood, Ukie; Kish Hirani, BAME in Games; Marine Cabour, Russells; Michelle Tilley, Sony Interactive Entertainment; Nick Ferguson, Amazon; Rachael Gregg-Smythe, Cubic Motion; Rachel Moss, J Walter Thompson; Rosemary Ball, Chucklefish; Rupert Whitehead, Google; Simon Smith, Thumbfood & Gameopolis; Siobhan Thomas, IGDA London; and Vanessa Joyce, Renwick Management.
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO Women in Games, commented "Women in Games has been a grassroots organization relying on goodwill, ad hoc sponsorship donations and the tireless efforts of volunteers who believe in our cause and want to help. I personally want to thank everyone who has supported us and contributed so much over the years. But you can only get so far on goodwill alone. Therefore we are focused on building an organization capable of delivering deeds as well as words and the creation of the Executive Board and revised Advisory Board is one of the many steps the organisation is taking to achieve this”.
2019, WIGJ’s 10th anniversary year is going to be a transformative one for Women in Games, with so many exciting events and meaningful initiatives underway and planned. Women in Games is dedicated to supporting the games industry in creating an equal, diverse and inclusive sector for everyone.
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