Skip to content

Women in Games Global Conference 2021

Calendar icon to

Proudly supported by


Taina Malen

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Star Stable

Sarah Wahlström

Franchise Director -Project Curie, Star Stable

Ylva Grufstedt

Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University

Fernando Pereira

President, Grow uP

Michelle Del Rosario

Engineering Manager / Technical Director, Zynga

Melanin Gamers

Melanin Gamers

Karin Jensen

Creative Producer, Star Stable

Audrey Leprince

Co-Founder, The Game Bakers

Liz Prince

Head of Amiqus and G-into Gaming Campaigner

Stacy Place

Product Owner, Star Stable

Mike Pappas

CEO/Co-founder, Modulate

Natalie Donohue

Senior Producer, Sports Interactive

Amanda Monfrooe

Content marketing strategist, copywriter, and editor

Lauren Ashlee Comp

Lead Producer, Star Stable

Christina Grace Harper

Assistant Producer, Skyhook Games

Sophia George

Head of Marketing and Product, Guild Esports

Ashley Bardhan

Freelancer and Columnist at Destructoid

Jen Donahoe (she/her)

Head of Publishing and Marketing, HiDef

Rebekah Valentine

Games journalist

Ash M. Richter

Senior Technology Architect, In-Q-Tel

Jess Tompkins

UX Researcher at Electronic Arts (EA)

Jen Whitson

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Legal Studies, University of Waterloo

Micaela Mantegna

Co-founder of Women In Games Argentina

Sarah Calveley

Commercial leader for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Stephanie Harvey

CLG Director of Development

Cary Lambert

Brand Manager, Esports & PRO Alliance, Logitech G

Tarja Porkka-Kontturi

Director of Communications at Global Game Jam

Kari Whaley

Graduate Studies Course Director in Personal Development and Leadership at Full Sail University

Mata Haggis-Burridge (he/they)

Prof. of Creative & Entertainment Games, Breda University of Applied Sciences

Kate Edwards (she/her)

Executive Director of the Global Game Jam

Mia Weinland

Programs Coordinator, Women Win

Mariana Chavez Sanchez

Programmes Coordinator, Women Win

Sonia Sedler

Chief Operating Officer, Keywords Studio

Soraya Sobh

Head of Creators, Fnatic

Rina Goldenberg Lynch

Founder & CEO of Diversity and Inclusion, Voice At The Table

sophie benefer

Writer at Hangar 13

Morgan Goin

Mission Designer, Hangar 13 Games

Abi Wright

Co-Founder of Festival of The Girl

Jay Shin

Director of Arrogant Pixel Ltd

Ruth Falconer

Head of Division: Games Technology & Mathematics, Abertay University

Jeonghee Jin

CEO, Pearl Abyss America

Shaline Lopez

Host, Dames Who Game

Karen Hunt

Founder of 'Narrative Hunt'

Joe Nickolls

President and Co-Founder at Timbre Games Vancouver

Eliana Oikawa

Dev Relations at Wings

Mel Ward

Head of Production at Hangar 13

Dominika Urbańska-Galanciak

Managing Director, Polish Association of Entertainment Software Developers and Distributors

Lauren Kaye

Social and Content Lead, Into Games

Jill Kenney

Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Paidia Gaming

Catherine Flick

Reader in Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University

Kathy Chiang

Assistant Director at UCI Esports

Calamity Darling

Producer and Narrative Designer

Dawn Hammond-Quaye

Trade Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Royal Collection Trust

Isabelle Labonte

Head of Learning & Development at Creative Assembly

Tiago Fernandes

Operations Director, GIRLGAMER Esports Festival and Professor at the European University of Lisbon

Jenny McBean

Director, Gaming Insights

Jessica-Star Hussiere


Kelly Vero

Founder & Consultant, Core Game

Maria Agustina Amed

Dev & Journalist

Asha Easton

Head of Immerse UK

Emma Smith (she/her)

Head of Talent, Creative Assembly

Jihan Johnston, M.Ed.

Co-Founder/CEO of BeatBotics

Liana Ruppert

Senior Editor, Game Informer Magazine

Jennifer Chin

Podcaster and Content Creator

Sandra Castro Pinzón

Master in Political Communications, Advocating for the video game developing industry

Corina Diaz

Communications at WINGS

Gemma Johnson-Brown (She/Her)

COO @ Dovetail Games & Executive Board Member Women in Games

marie-claire isaaman

CEO Women in Games

Sharon Tolaini-Sage

Research and Education Consultant, Women in Games

Charly Harbord

Games designer, researcher, player.

Sophie Benefer

Writer at Hangar 13

Stephane Cotichini

Founder and CEO at 81monkeys

Jonelle Edwards

Independent Costume Designer, professional Pattern Maker, and award-winning Cosplayer

Vivi Roxas

Vivian “roxi” Schilling of the Project X team

Laura Mulvaney

Co-Founder of Festival of The Girl

Annina Melissa

Senior Audio QA Lead at Creative Assembly

June Lowery

Head of Unit "Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet"

Tulay McNally


Ann Becker

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Jen Toll

Co-Founder of Festival of The Girl

Soraya Haffar

Director of HR. Hangar 13

Lauren Moses

Community Manager at Code Coven

Karla Reyes

Head of Business Development at Code Coven

The event is over

Hosted by

Women in Games

Women in Games WIGJ is the not for profit organisation that seeks a games and esports industry, culture and community free of gender discrimination. Our mission is to create new initiatives, activities, pathways and synergies that foster opportunities to empower girls and women. By investing in women and girls, we will realise an equal playing field, drive positive cultural and societal change, and deliver significant benefits for the global gaming ecosystem. We will bring together agents of change, advocates, men and boys, champions, experts, grass-roots organisations and others for new dialogues and campaigns focussed on shared solutions towards achieving fairness and equality for all. If you would like to know more about supporting Women in Games and what your support means to our community, please email [email protected]


Dovetail Games

Ready to welcome you!

Unity Technologies

Unity (NYSE:U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content.

Rocksteady Studios and TT Games

The home of Rocksteady Studios and TT Games

Cloud Imperium Games

Find out what it’s like to be one of our citizens!

Creative Assembly

The multi-award winning BAFTA UK games studio behind Total War, Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2

Sumo Group

World-class game development with 16 studios internationally

Women in Games Careers & Networking Expo 2021

Hopin - 10th November

The Women in Games Survey

Help Women in Games!


Changing the game together

Guild Esports

Looking to work in esports? We are hiring!


Increasing the scale and value of the Dundee videogame cluster

Interactive Software Federation of Europe

How Europe’s trade bodies support a fair playing field for women in the games industry

Streamline Media Group

Streamline Media Group; Creating the Metaverse with Video Games

Code Coven

The first games industry focused bootcamp, specifically for marginalized game developers.

Digital People in Peterborough | Peterborough STEM Festival

Digital and STEM community events for all ages, to engage and inspire!

Melanin Gamers

The Importance of Networking

Nerd Pirates

PR & marketing for games, tech, and entertainment

Project AWR

Asian Women Representation

Putting The G Into Gaming

Powered by Amiqus

Purple Monster

Virtual Engagement and Creativity

Take This

A mental health nonprofit decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in games

The University of Central Lancashire

UCLan BA (Hons) Games Design

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

BA Games Design & Art Projects Showcase