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WOMEN IN GAMES INTERNATIONAL (WIGI)
KICKS OFF Q2 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
POWERED BY HUMBLE BUNDLE
The free, two-week program focuses on mid-level professionals seeking to move to
C-suite or VP roles, featuring a content lineup of industry veterans.
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 15, 2022 - Women in Games International (WIGI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate resources to advance economic equality and diversity in the global games industry, today kicks off its latest WIGI Mentorship Program powered by Humble Bundle, in concert with Humble’s longstanding mission to be a force for good through its platform. The two-week program pairs mentees with industry professionals free of charge to all participants, with a focus on guiding the next generation of women, nonbinary, and femme-identifying gaming industry professionals seeking to move into C-suite or VP roles.
WIGI’s Mentorship Program powered by Humble Bundle runs from June 15-27, 2022, and includes:
Weekly mentor-mentee meetings, and one post-program reflection session
Office hours with experts and mentors for feedback and network expansion
Custom workbook and swag kit provided by WIGI
A Capstone speaker and program wrap-up virtual celebration
“With participation from female leaders such as Jen Oneal, Kate Rayner, Fiona Cherbak, and Germaine Gioia, this is one of our most impressive lineups for our mentorship program yet,” said Joanie Kraut, WIGI’s chief executive officer. “Humble Bundle is an amazing advocate for fostering diversity and inclusivity in the gaming industry, and we’re thrilled to partner with them on our mentorship program.”
“One of our focus areas is supporting the fight to promote equity in the game industry, and we’ve collaborated with WIGI on multiple occasions because of how closely their mission aligns with our own,” said Kamini Tiwari, vice president of social impact at Humble Bundle. “WIGI has made a real difference in helping women navigate careers in gaming, and this new program is an inspiring continuation of that good work.”
The program also includes a AAA lineup of AMAs, expert-led panels, and interactive workshops with gaming industry veterans, work experts, doctors, and more, including:
Program Kick-off and You Are Enough – Overcoming Imposter Syndrome To Realize Your Full Potential: Take the chance! Apply for the Role! Joanie Kraut’s journey of becoming CFO and ultimately CEO of WIGI
Managing Anxiety in Leadership: How to Navigate Stress on Your Team: Jen Oneal, WIGI board member and industry veteran, leading an all-star panel on techniques to lead a team through stress
Getting More of What You Want – Interactive Negotiation Workshop: Harvard Negotiation Clinic's Sara Budish Del Nido delivers a workshop on negotiation for success in leadership and life
Choosing Your Boss, Not Your Job: Genvid Technologies’ Nika Nour teaches how to manage up, build relationships with internal stakeholders, and lead your projects to success.
In WIGI’s Q1 2022 Mentorship Program powered by a grant from Google Stadia, WIGI led 21 mentors and 22 mentees across seven countries in a two-week program focused on eliminating barriers to entry. The program focused on individuals seeking to enter the global games industry from an academic background with a focus on developing a network, setting boundaries, and creating a personal brand. Speakers included Erin Hoffman, Anna Prosser, Christina Wolfgram, Mariam Nusrat, and Keisha Howard.
To learn more about WIGI and its mentorship programs, please visit www.getwigi.com.
About Humble Bundle
Since 2010, Humble Bundle has forged a path for indie developers to have a platform for their projects and voices. It has been and always will be a priority for Humble to build bridges between indie video games and consumers, all while pursuing the universal desire to be a force for good. The combined efforts of Humble with their supportive developers and enthusiastic community has amounted to over $200 million raised for charity to date. This is the DNA of Humble and has influenced every decision since its inception.
About Women in Games International (WIGI)
Women in Games International (WIGI) is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to cultivate resources to advance economic equality and diversity in the global games industry. By developing and promoting such resources as advanced knowledge sharing, access to technology, professional development skills, and actionable mentorship programs, WIGI works to normalize women in the global gaming industry by eliminating barriers and increasing access and opportunities for all. For more information, please visit getwigi.com.
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