New 'Women In Games Jobs' event emerges

New 'Women In Games Jobs' event emerges

By Rob Crossley

June 20th 2011 at 4:10PM

New conference billed as 'first ever pan-European games industry conference for women'

A new event targeted to encourage more female game developers is set to take place in London this September.

The ‘Women In Games Jobs’ event comes a year after the annual ‘Women in Games’ event was cancelled due to limited demand. The two organisations are not linked, a spokesperson for Women In Games Jobs said.

The new event is backed by an advisory board of top female executives working in the games industry, featuring the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Ali Bergstrom-Allen, Ubisoft Reflections general manager Giselle Stewart and Lionhead’s Fable boss Louise Murray. A full advisory board list can be found below.

Women In Games Jobs takes place September 22nd in London, and is billed as the “first ever pan-European [games industry] conference for women”.

The event will focus on sharing practical advice “on getting into and getting ahead in the games industry”.

Women In Games Jobs advisory board:

Ali Bergstrom-Allen
, Production Lead, Sony Computer Entertainment;
Barbara Bernad, Lead Animator, Maverick Media; 
Alison Cressey, Open Sauce Marketing  and former European MD, Activision;
Geraldine Cross, HR Manager, Blitz Games;
Jo Goodson, Jo Wood Consultants and former European MD, Broderbund;
Helen Kennedy, University of the West of England and Women in Games;
Clare Maddalena, Maddalena Consulting;
Louise Murray, Head of Fable Franchise, Microsoft Lionhead; 
David Smith, Founder, WIGJ; 
Fiona Sperry, Studio Director and VP, EA Criterion Games
Giselle Stewart, General Manager, Ubisoft Reflections.