Women in Games 2017 finalists announced

Women in Games 2017 finalists announced
Sean Cleaver

By Sean Cleaver

April 11th 2017 at 2:00PM

This year's Women In Games Awards finalists revealed ahead of the May 19th ceremony

The finalists for the Women In Games 2017 Awards have been announced.

The awards, celebrating women in the games industry, are being presented this year by MCV, Develop and esports Pro, seeing two new categories being introduced.

The finalists will be celebrated at an awards ceremony at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on May 19th and is sponsored by Ukie, Aardvark Swift, Rovio, Insert Coin and Twitch.

You can head over to the Women In Games website now to register your intersting in tickets for the awards.

And the finalists are...

 

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT (Sponsored by Aardvark Swift)

 

Anya Elvidge – Trainee Campaign Map Artist, Creative Assembly

Jess Griffiths – European Community Manager for Unreal Engine, Epic Games

Naomi Kotler – Games Designer, Supermassive Games

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell – Games Lead, Creative Industries Federation

Alessia Nigretti – Professional Services, University of Sussex

Maria Fernanda Díez Huerta – Games Designer and Producer, Freelance

Sian Knight – Games Design Student, UCLan

Rachel Cabot – BossAlien / Student, University of Bath

 

CAREER MENTOR

 

Lizi Attwood – Technical Director, Furious Bee

Natalie Griffith – CEO, Press Space

Susie Kim – Twitch Partnerships Manager Korea, Twitch

Caroline Miller – Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

Erin O’Brien – Culture Developer, Gram Games

Adriana Pucciano – Lead Animator, Creative Assembly

Michelle Tilley – Senior Release Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Maria Stukoff – Head of Digital, BBC Academy

Romana Ramzan - Lecturer in Games Design, Glasgow Caledonian University

 

CREATIVE IMPACT

 

Chantal Beaumont – Graphic Designer, Sumo Digital

Yasmine Altawell – Lead Facial Animator, The Imaginarium Studios

Jodie Azhar – Lead Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Sally Blake – Associate Producer – The Division, Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio

Jessica Curry – Independent, The Chinese Room

Katie Goode – Creative Director, Triangular Pixels

Rebecca-Louise Leybourne – Facial Animator, The Imaginarium Studios

Rhianna Pratchett – Scriptwriter, Story Designer and Narrative Paramedic, Independent

Lulu Zhang – Lead Concept Artist, Creative Assembly

 

NEW DEVELOPMENT TALENT

 

Lucy Blundell – Game Creator, Games By Kinmoku

Lisa Burgers – Level Designer, Creative Assembly

Olivia Butler-Stroud – Environment Artist, Creative Assembly

Kate Calvin – Character Design, Animator, Voice Actor, Pewter Games Studios

Naomi Kotler – Games Designer, Supermassive Games

Mohrag Taylor – Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Hannah McMillan – 3D Artist, Freejam

 

ESPORTS CONTENDER

 

Jasmine Kanunga – Counter-Strike Tournament Administrator, ESL and Multiplay

Susie Kim – Twitch Partnerships Manager Korea, Twitch

Veronique Lallier – VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Kim Newsome – Founder/Editor in Chief, Esports Source

Claire Sharkey – Brand and Community Manager, Dingit.TV

Amy Yu – Director, Varsity Games

Petya Zheleva – Founder, SKYLLA

 

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

 

Helen Burnill – Commercial Director, Mediatonic

Angela Dickson – Commercial Director, Activision Blizzard

Veronique Lallier – VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Caroline Miller – Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl

Kat Osman – Owner and Managing Director, Lick PR

Kimberley Turner – Finance Director, Double 11

Sara Grover – Head of Marketing, WB Games UK

 

RISING STAR

 

Grace Carroll – Social Media Manager, Creative Assembly

Kitty Crawford – CEO, Blackstaff Games

Kirsten Cummings – Senior Marketing Associate, Double 11

Alex Moyet – Founder and Director, Amcade

Otisha Sealy – UK Project Manager, WB Games UK

Megan Garrett – Digital Distribution Administrator, SEGA Europe

Roz Tuplin – Business Development Administrator, Games London

Lucy Galloway – Editor, 110% Gaming, DC Thomson

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

 

Jodie Azhar – Lead Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Noirin Carmody – Founder and COO, Revolution Software

Catherine Channon – Director of PR, Warner Bros

Tanya Laird – CEO, Digital Jam LTD

Caroline Miller – Founder and Director, Indigo Pearl