Session Information

Women in Games since Gamergate: Action Items

Speaker(s):

Kate Edwards (International Game Developers Association (IGDA))
Phoenix Perry (Dozen Eyes)
Sabine Hahn (Trainer & Business Coach)
Ruth Lemmen (Consulting)
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The game industry saw some very turbulent developments in 2014 regarding diversity in general and women in games specifically. Public debates raged under the gamergate hashtag on Twitter, while many game developers and their companies took a hard look at their practices and where they stood in the midst of this rampant misogyny. Much has already been written and discussed in the media about the last several months of online harassment against women game developers and their supporters. he panelists will discuss the status of diversity and women in games as of today. The panelists of this session - Kate Edwards, Phoenix Perry, Sabine Hahn and Ruth Lemmen - will not dwell on the past but will discuss their distinct perspectives on women in games and the status of diversity in the industry today. The panel will start with 5 minute presentations from each speaker and then launch into a panel discussion on how we move forward as an industry. Please join us for this important discussion!
Audience adressed: 
Everybody working in games who cares about diversity and inclusion.
Takeaway: 

Insights why diversity and respect are crucial for a healthy community - and have clear business impacts.

Session Type: 
Panel
Track: 
Culture / Science / Education
Experience level adressed: 
Beginner
Room: 
R2 Asgabat 1 (EG)

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