Women in Games Annual Conference 2023

The Women in Games Global Conference will return this October, once again providing us all with the opportunity to highlight the importance of gender equality, diversity and inclusion within the video games and esports industries. This year, the conference will examine the idea and reality of Disruption as its theme. The Conference will frame its theme by asking direct questions – a vital part of the process of disrupting the status quo in order to prospect – to look forward – and build a better, progressive future. Our Women in Games’ Conference will ask what is being done to disrupt existing norms and bring fairness to the playing field for women across specific, topical aspects of our Priority Spheres of Action:

  • Fairness: equity and parity of pay and opportunity
  • Toxicity and Harassment: within workplace and gaming spaces
  • Entrepreneurship: opportunities, investment and funding
  • Talent Development: developing talent and fostering leadership culture
  • Education: all types and at all levels: school, training, colleges, universities, research institutes.
  • Diverse Creative Representation: of women and their ideas in platforms, products & services
  • Advocacy and Awarenessraising awareness about the importance of gender equality in the global gaming ecosystem and challenging harmful stereotypes and biases
  • Research and Data Collection: conducting research on the state of gender equality in gaming and use data-driven insights to inform strategies and measure progress.
  • Community Building:  fostering safe and inclusive gaming communities, provide resources to support women and girls, and encourage positive behaviours.
  • Industry Collaboration: partnering with game developers, publishers, and other stakeholders to create inclusive games and work environments that promote diversity and equality.

The conference will takes place virtually via Hopin on Tuesday October 10, 2023, which is also Ada Lovelace Day and World Mental Health Day. Tickets are priced at £30, available here. Women in Games is a not-for-profit organisation.

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