Not-for-profit diversity outfit Women in Games has launched an Ambassadors program, sponsored by Google's Women Techmakers.
The program will see 43 individual ambassadors from across the UK and Europe, available to support women and girls who are looking for a path in the games industry, and helping them to better understanding options and choices within it.
The Ambassador program will also act to grow the membership of the organisation, helping the organisation to expand both its reach and scale. This will help Women in Games to achieve it's strategic goal — to double the number of women in games — over the next 10 years.
Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games commented: "We are delighted to have the support of Google’s Women Techmakers for the launch of our Women in Games Ambassador programme. During our 2016 European Women in Games Conference I ran a workshop to initiate this scheme and the enthusiasm and drive of the individuals who attended was extraordinary. We are extremely excited to see what our Ambassadors will achieve and confident that this initiative will have substantial impact in supporting us with our strategic goals.”
Rupert Whitehead, developer relations programs lead, UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Google added: “Women Techmakers and Google are proud to support the Women in Games Ambassador programme. This will grow awareness of the amazing variety of opportunities that are available for women in technology in what is a thriving and creative games industry. Seeing women already in these roles sharing their story is a powerful way of achieving this.”
The full list of Ambassadors is below.
The first Ambassadors for Women in Games are announced today as Alex Jones, Jade Leamcharaskul, Amelia James, Rhoda Daly, Steph McStea, Leoni Smith, Rory Jackson, Terri Mardel, Alex Grahame, Catherine Wooley, Jessica Curry, Adrienne Law, Amanda Blatch, Amrita Bharij, Amy Parish, Amy Yu, Ashley Riza, Becky Jowsey, Bex Edmondson, Carleigh Morgan, Chella Ramanan, Gareth Johns, Hazel Turnbull, Jess Magnus, Jodie Azhar, Karen Cham, Karen Hedger, Kate Killick, Laurence Bouvard, Liz Mercuri, Lorraine Ansell, Maria Fernandes-Hermida, Martine Spaans, Michael Corinus, Michelle Tilley, Monique Boddington, Nida Ahmad, Nika Droravic, Rachael Gregg-Smythe, Sandra Chau, Sharon Toliani-Sage, Tabitha Huchon and Timea Tabori.