Facebook has given its backing to next month's Women in Games Awards, lining up as headline partner for the MCV and WIGJ event.
The firm will also sponsor the Outstanding Contribution of the Year category of the special awards.
Facebook is proud to sponsor this year's Women in Gaming Awards,” said Aoife Brodigan, Facebook's head of gaming marketing in EMEA. It's an incredible programmethat recognizes the strength and diversity of female executives and developers working in the gaming industry.
We are really excited to present the award for the ‘Outstanding Contribution of the Year'. It's truly inspiring to see theinnovation and creativityoffemale gaming professionals in the UK today.
As we look to the future, there is a growing awareness that we need to design and market games that engage the rising number of female gamers.We are thrilled to see so many female leaders getting involved in shaping the industry and building games to inspire future generations.”
MCV this week announced the Top 30 Women in Games earlier this week, with the finalists in the six special categories also revealed.
Facebook's head of gaming sales EMEA Tarquin Henderson has joined the judging panel to help choose the winners of the special categories.
Henderson forged his career in marketing, working for successful global companies such as Diageo and Nestle. In 2005, he moved into the fast paced world of online gaming, holding senior positions at 888.com and BetClic Everest Group.
In his current role as the Head of EMEA Gaming Sales for Facebook, he works with gaming companies from across the industry. He has also been a strong advocate and supporter of Women in Gaming programmes in Facebook.
The six special award categories include:-
Businesswoman of the Year
Campaigner of the Year
Outstanding Achievement of the Year
The MCV Women In Games event takes place at the Hamyard Hotel, London on Thursday May 19th. Tickets are priced at just 49 and are available by clicking here.