SVP Global Business, Mixed Dimensions Inc.
This is one of the most welcoming and supportive industries. Introduce yourself to people and companies in which you have interest. Go to trade shows and networking events. Your network will be what sustains you throughout your career - and where you will meet some of your closest friends.
General Manager, ELeague and VP of esports, Turner Sports
Find a pocket skill and be able to translate that into how it’s applicable to the gaming industry. Don’t just say “I want to be in the game industry.” Articulate what you want to do in it and how you’ll impact it. Don’t compromise who you are. Don’t be afraid to reach out to other women in the field to mentor you. We are happy to help usher in the next generation of women.
Director of Recruiting, 2K
This is your time ladies! I have been working in games for 10+ years, and the demand for talented women to join our industry is higher than ever right now. We all know that tech employers are actively looking for women to join their ranks, and many game developers are making diversity hiring a priority. Get the appropriate education, go after the internship, apply for the open roles, and pursue the career you want. Employers are actively looking for you right now, which I think is very encouraging.