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 announced the Top 30 Women in Games earlier this week, with the finalists in the six special categories set to be revealed within the next couple of days.
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 clickinghere.