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Women in Games Global Conference 2020

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marie-claire isaaman

CEO | Women in Games

Poornima Seetharaman

Lead Game Designer | Zynga | Ex-Entrepreneur

Melissa Chaplin

Head of Client Strategy | Game If You Are

Eden Silver-Myer

Art Enabler | Art with Eden

Emma Cowling

Leadership Coach | Emma Cowling Coaching

Lauren Kaye

Founder/Podcast Host at She Plays Games

Ruth Falconer

Head of Division | Games Technology and Mathematics at Abertay Uni & Women in Games Exec Board Member

Rebecca Sampson

Director of Operations | Hangar 13

Isabel Arjona

Development Director | Criterion Games

Courtney Craven

Founder/EIC | Can I Play That?

Elayne Safir

Founder of Eforia | Designer | Advocate for Ethics in Tech

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

CEO | 20-first

Alison Harvey

Assistant professor of Communication | York University, Canada.

Sarah Ticho

Arts, Health and VR | Founder @ Hatsumi | Producer @ Explore Deep

Veronica Minano

Head of Talent Acquisition | Kwalee

constance fleuriot

Writer/Director | Pretty Digital

Harinder Sangha

Operations Director | Sumo Digital

Emma Smith (she/her)

Head of Talent | Creative Assembly

Jean Leggett

CEO & Co-founder | One More Story Games, Inc

Hanna Wirman

Associate Professor | IT University of Copenhagen

Natasha Skult

CEO | MiTale

Tara Mustapha

CEO/Founder | Code Coven

Sandra Castro Pinzón

Master in Political Communications, Advocating for the videogame developing industry

Christian Thougaard

Team Leader | The Cat Collective

Gemma Johnson-Brown (She/Her)

COO | Dovetail Games and Ambassador Director | Women in Games

Lucy Rissik

Director/Co-Founder | Brotherhood of Brand and Director of Marketing | Women in Games

Lily & Violet The Nerd Pirates

The Women in Games Global Conference 2020 Hosts

Caroline Courtney (She/Her)

Europe Content Manger | Amnesty International

Nicole Cuddihy

Costume & Character Design | Freelance

Jade Summers

Production Associate | Rockstar Games

Nyokeë Music

Audiovisual Artist

Anna Limpens

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer - Computer Games Production | University of Portsmouth

Trudy barber

Senior Lecturer | University of Portsmouth

Varja Lindeh

Hel's Kittens Team Leader | The Cat Collective

Simay Dinc

Game Producer | Recontact Games | Women in Games Turkey

Elizabeth Sampat

Creative Director | Future Games of London

Sarah Calveley

Senior Business Manager | Amazon Web Services

Laura Gatti

Associate Art Director | Two Dots

Adam Procter

Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Games Design & Art | Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

Audrey Leprince

CEO and co founder | WINGS | Women in Games France | The Game Bakers

Carey Waggoner

Director of Communication | Rockstar Games

Ruth Lemmen

Interim Management + Coaching | Co-Founder & Ambassador Womenize!

Kathrin Roessler

Principal Lead Optimization Artist | Rockstar Games

Eliza Ralph

Technical Lead | Outplay Entertainment

Tina Chen

Performance Production Producer | Rockstar Games

Sarah LaPenna Onheiber

Associate Animation Director: Face Animation | Rockstar Games

Emma Brown

Founder | The Cat Collective

Christina Seal

Senior Studio Recruiter | Improbable

Nathalie Verweij

UI/UX Designer | Coffee Stain Studios

Nu McAdam

Animator, 3D artist and queer activist | Nu Creations

Hannah Beuger

World Designer & Writer | Coffee Stain Studios

Tabitha Hayes

Chief Marketing Officer | Star Stable Entertainment

Phoebe Watson

Game Designer | DragonBear Studios

Annika Maar

CEO | Happy Broccoli Games

Micaela Romanini

Founder | Women in Games Italia

Victoria Prentice

Senior Dialogue Engineer | Creative Assembly

Lynne Parker

Founder & CEO | Funny Women

Sharon Tolaini-Sage

Associate Professor | Norwich University of the Arts

Molly Ericson

Co-founder & VP | Kavalri Games

Anette Staloy

VP of Business & Marketing | Dirtybit | Women in Games Norway

Tim Repa-Davies

Games Lawyer | Sheridans

Miriam Bellard

Art Director : Visual Development | Rockstar Games

Sikisa Bostwick- Barnes

Funny Women

Rebekah Saltsman

CEO | Finji

Leena van Deventer

Creative Producer | Team Fanclub

Kai Hu

CEO & Founder | LearnMore Education Co., Ltd

Jude Ower

CEO | Playmob

Jennie Lees

Engineering Manager | Riot Games

Laura Smyth

Funny Women

Anzie Huynh

Associate Director | Bryter

Lucy Yeomans


Paulina Samy

Creative Director | DragonBear Studios

Joy Ajayi

Gameplay Programmer | Africa Comicade

Lydia Pendergrass

Managing Editor | Hotspawn Esports

Amy Allison

Executive Director | Women in Games International (WIGI)

Gabe Elvery

LKAS PhD researcher | University of Glasgow

Tabea Iseli

Games Developer | Stardust

MyAnh Nghiem (she/her)

Communications Director | Procter & Gamble, Co.

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

Head of Public Programs | Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

Funny Women

The UK's Leading Female Comedy Community

Jo Fletcher-Cross

Funny Women

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Women in Games

Women in Games WIGJ is the not for profit organisation that seeks a games and esports industry, culture and community free of gender discrimination. Our mission is to create new initiatives, activities, pathways and synergies that foster opportunities to empower girls and women. By investing in women and girls, we will realise an equal playing field, drive positive cultural and societal change, and deliver significant benefits for the global gaming ecosystem. We will bring together agents of change, advocates, men and boys, champions, experts, grass-roots organisations and others for new dialogues and campaigns focussed on shared solutions towards achieving fairness and equality for all. If you would like to know more about supporting Women in Games and what your support means to our community, please email [email protected]

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Rockstar Games

Creators of the finest interactive entertainment since 1998

Dovetail Games

Speak to us about working at Dovetail Games

Creative Assembly

A craft-led studio with over 33 years’ experience. We make deep and detailed games and give our team the creative freedom to achieve their potential.

Women in Games Ambassadors

A place for our current and prospective ambassadors to hang out, feel free to speak to us about being part of the Ambassador Program

TT Games

Please join our Recruiter to find out what life is like at TT Games.

Take This, Inc.

A mental health nonprofit decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in games

London Gaymers

A safe place for the LGBT gaming community in London and across the UK to connect with like minded individuals.


The Gamers' Charity


We help multiplayer games and Esports organizations create safer, positive, and fair play experiences for millions of players.

InGAME: Innovation for Games & Media Enterprise

Ground-breaking research collaboration driving product, technology and process innovation in gaming

Abertay University Dundee

Talk to us about studying and collaborating with the best games school in Europe

Melanin Gamers

Turning your passion into a profession

Funny Women

Funny Women is the leading community for women in comedy and an industry-recognized leader in the discovery and nurturing of female comedy talent.

Code Coven

The first games industry focused bootcamp, specifically for marginalized game developers.

Gaming the Mind

Exploring interactions between mental health and gaming, and promoting wellbeing in the gaming community.

Can I play that?

For Disabled Gamers, By Disabled Gamers


Celebrating and Connecting African Creatives

Gayming Magazine

World's only LGBTQ video game magazine, celebrating queer video gaming

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

BA (Hons) Games Design & Art Industry Showcase 2020

Women in Games France

Women in Games France is an independent nonprofit association open to all established in 2017

Black Girl Gamers

An online community and platform heightening Black Women's voices in gaming and advocating for Diversity & Inclusion


Getting girls ready for the tech industry and the tech industry ready for girls

Out Making Games

We’re here to connect and empower the LGBTQ+ community working in the games industry across the UK

Norwich University of the Arts

A dynamic and creative community providing arts, design, architecture and media education.

United States Esports Association

Promoting the development of recreational esports throughout the US along our pillars of education, recreation, and diversity and inclusion.

Safe in Our World

Video Games Mental Health Charity.

Norwich University of the Arts

A dynamic and creative community providing arts, design, architecture and media education.