UPCOMING EVENTS          

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GenCon 2022

We are excited to be heading to Indianapolis, Indianna to attend GenCon 2022. 

We'll be hosting a panel on Thursday, August 4th at 4pm to talk all about Self-Advocacy in the tabletop space called, "Table Stakes: Diversity in Games". Be sure to attend the event to learn more from our CMO Kendryx Linscott and our panelists about their journey in the tabletop space and what self-advocacy means to them. 

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TwitchCon Amsterdam

We are excited to be heading to Amsterdam, the Netherlands to participate in TwitchCon Amsterdam from the 16th to 17th of July as one of their featured charities!

We'll a have booth where TwitchCon attendees can stop by to learn more about our programs, sign-up for our newsletter to keep in the know, and also get some free swag! Be sure to swing by and say hi if you're attending TwitchConAMS!

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Get Proud Campaign!

Let's Get Proud!

 

We're excited to announce that we've teamed up with I Need Diverse Games and Qweerty Gamers to celebrate equality in the global games industry. Throughout the month of June, we are amplifying voices, raising awareness, and driving industry awareness to ensure that every individual feels included, seen, and represented in the games industry. 

 

Join us in raising awareness and fundraising this month and receive a free Empower Pack from the WIGI team! Each box includes Get Proud swag, BeanBoozled Jelly Bean Box, and more!

Get in the Game - ESI Washington 

Women In Games International (WIGI) is heading to ESI Washington for our third Get In the Game Program. 

 

This program is bringing select mentees to the conference to learn how to network, create an elevator pitch, and the best ways to elevate their experiences to future employers. Airfare, hotels, per diem, and conference tickets are covered by WIGI to ensure that mentees are truly able to attend the conference stress free. 

 

This program will run from May 16 to 18th and will be held in the nation's capital Washington, D.C. 

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PAX East

Women In Games International (WIGI) is heading to PAX East!

 

We're looking for volunteers to help us at our booth in the PAX Together Lounge at PAX East on April 21-24.

 

Volunteers will receive a free pass to the event and a WIGI swag kit!

 

The deadline for applications is April 12th.

WIGI's Annual GDC After Party

Women in Games International (WIGI) is proud to present our Annual GDC After Party, powered by Activision Blizzard and Xsolla.

Join us for an evening of networking with industry professionals in a safe and inclusive space.

Registration is free, but space is limited! Must be 21+ to attend.

Register here!

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Host's Inaugural Esports Festival

Women in Games International (WIGI) is heading to Manchester, UK to participate as a supporting sponsor of the inaugural Esports Festival happening on March 11th. Join Joanie Kraut and Kendryx Linscott as they speak alongside other prominent esports leaders about the importance of cultivating inclusive spaces. 

This event will be live in Manchester, UK for those are looking to attend and registration is free! 

Register here if interested. 

PAX Unplugged

Women In Games International (WIGI) is heading to PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we are looking for volunteers to help support our booth in the Diversity Lounge on Dec 10th, 11th, & 12th.

Each volunteer will receive a complementary three-day pass to PAX Unplugged, access to WIGI's networking event, and a WIGI swag bundle.

Register now if you are interested in volunteering at PAX Unplugged with WIGI!

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EsportsNext 2021

Women in Games International is proud to sponsor the Esports Trade Association's (ESTA) upcoming EsportsNext Fall 2021 Conference. 

 

The EsportsNext Conference is designed to help you adapt and thrive in the ever-evolving esports industry. Engage with esports luminaries on industry trends and the future of esports. Gain real-world solutions for urgent challenges you're facing today and beyond.

 

Check out the Conference website for more details and register now for access to live panels, networking events, opportunities to present your idea in the Elevator Pitch Competition, and more! 

WIGI's Annual
GDC After Party

Women in Games International (WIGI) is proud to present our Annual GDC After Party, Sponsored by Google Cloud!

Join us for games industry networking, geek trivia by Trivial Dispute, and loads of giveaways from our friends at Velocilinx & Maximum Games!

Registration is FREE! Make a donation to gain additional entries to win prizes and earn WIGI swag.

Registration is free, but space is limited!

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WIGI's Annual
E3 After Party

WIGI's Annual E3 After Party kicks off on Monday, June 14th from 4-6pm PDT

Join us for games industry networking, geek trivia presented by Trivial Dispute, gear giveaways from our friends at Velocilinx, and game codes from EA! Plus, every donation made during even registration will be matched by Maximum Games!

Registration is free, but space is limited!

Accountability in

Gaming Series:

Consciously Choosing

Our Stories

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30 pm PST on WIGI's Twitch channel at TWITCH.TV/GETWIGI for The Equity Gaming Project's Accountability in Gaming Series, Powered by WIGI.

 

This stream features WIGI's Director of Global Partnerships, Jenn Mac, along with Jihan Johnston, Co-Founder of BeatBotics, Grace Collins, Founder & CEO of Liminal Esports, and Elaine Gomez, Co-founder of Latinx in Gaming. Moderated by Lauren Hofmann, Founder of The Equity Gaming Project, join in on an interactive discussion about consciously choosing our stories in the gaming and esports spaces.

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2nd Annual Women in Games Breakfast

WIGI is proud to support the second annual Women in Games Breakfast for GamesBeat Summit 2021. 

 

The breakfast will run from 8 a.m. Pacific time to 9:30 a.m. on April 29 and will feature panels, a live Q&A, and breakout sessions. 

PRESS FORWARD SUMMIT

WIGI is proud to partner with Evil Geniuses to launch PRESS FORWARD, a diversity, equity, and inclusion summit for women in gaming.

 

Kicking off on April 24th, the first event in the series will blend career-focused sessions from esports professional gamers, game designers, entrepreneurs from Riot Games, 343 Industries, and more. In addition to panels and keynotes, the online event will feature resume review, recruiter feedback, and networking over breakout sessions and interactive activities.

 

Aimed at young women who are looking to educate themselves on career opportunities in the gaming industry or to add fuel to existing career paths, the event will feature attendance from recruiters at multiple game companies to participate in panel discussions and offer tips on career development.

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YOUR HOUR, HER POWER

Throughout the month of March, Women in Games International in partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide is celebrating Women's History Month with the Your Hour, Her Power campaign. 

WIGI's goal is to promote the inclusion, advancement, and retention of women in the global games industry. With a focus on women's equality as well as equity and opportunity, we have taken the pledge to empower women through participating in the 31 Days of Women in Power campaign. 

Please join us not only to celebrate women but to take action in advancing equality by donating the equivalent of just one hour of pay (or any amount) to empower a woman. With your help, we can reach our goal of $25K to aid women worldwide. 

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DIVERSITY IN ESPORTS

Women in Games International was featured on Think Tech Hawaii's The Wide World of Esports podcast titled Diversity in Esports to discuss equity and inclusion within esports communities. 

WIGI's CEO Joanie Kraut and Director of Advocacy Lindsey Migliore discussed current trends, supporting inclusivity, creating opportunities, and fostering and promoting progressive change. 

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NEW YEAR, NEW WIGI

Twitch Live Stream Event

WIGI is bringing you new programs and initiatives to help you get ahead in your career. Tune in to learn more and meet our new board members this Sunday on our first Twitch stream of the year!

Stream features WIGI's own CEO Joanie Kraut, Board Chair Careen Yaap, and Board Secretary Christina Seelye. Moderated by Dr. Lindsey Migliore aka GamerDoc.

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Twitch Live Stream Event

WIGI is proud to partner with GayGamingPros for the ThanksGaming live stream event featured on Twitch. 

 

ThanksGaming is a celebration of Women, Non-Binary, Transgender, and Non-gender conforming excellent in games to support GGP Scholars. 

Tune in as WIGI's Director of Social Media, Lynn Richter will walk viewers through how to create a special themed cocktail or mocktail while WIGI's CEO Joanie Kraut and Director of Community Jackie Cole discuss upcoming initiatives supporting and empowering women within the global games industry.

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