According to a LinkedIn global survey, 80% of professionals believe networking is essential to their career success and almost 100% believe that face-to-face meetings build stronger long-term relationships. Yet one of the most notable barriers to entry is the financial strain caused by unequal pay and lack of opportunities for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ community members.
WIGI has created a Get in the Game program to best enable marginalized genders who otherwise couldn’t afford it the opportunity to attend leading gaming industry conferences with a focus on impactful networking with industry professionals.
90% of participants receive an offer for a games industry role within two weeks of the program close. 100% attribute this to connections made and coaching received during the program.
75-100 VALUABLE CONNECTIONS
Participants of WIGI's Get in the Game program noted they added, on average, 75 to 100 valuable business connections to their professional network while participating in the program.
Pre-departure orientation to prepare mentees for a meaningful experience
Round-trip flight booked by WIGI
Hotel accommodations booked by WIGI (Each participant gets their own room)
Daily cash per diem provided upon arrival
Conference ticket for full access to the event
Daily mentorship for goal-setting and review of the prior days' learnings
One-on-one career coaching throughout the conference
One-on-one and group networking with industry professionals
Private Discord for cohort support and ongoing communication
Mentees are selected through an open application process. Interviews are conducted with the top five to six applicants based on responses to application questions, experience within the games industry, and professional goals, with preference given to marginalized groups including women*, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC individuals.