Non-profit games industry diversity organisation – Women in Games today announced the names of the first four development studios it has appointed as corporate ambassadors.
Women in Games have been recruiting a number of corporate as well as individual ambassadors to support the growth of the organisation, to help it increase the reach and scale of its programmes with the goal of doubling the number of women in games over the next 10 years.
Founding corporate ambassadors include HITMAN developer IO Interactive, Dying Light and Dead Island creators Techland, Penumbra: Black Plague and Mount & Blade Warband studio Paradox Interactive along with mobile games developer Wooga.
“We are delighted to be able to support Women in Games and help promote diversity in our wonderful industry to the next generation of game creators. This is a great initiative and one we are very passionate about,” said Nikola Nielsen, HR Manager at Io-Interactive.
“Techland is very proud to be a part of this Women in Games initiative. Diversity and inclusion topics are very close to our hearts and we are eager to promote the idea in our company and our part of the world,” added Paulina Basta, Head of HR at Techland.
Techland, IO Interactive, Wooga and Paradox Interactive will now reach out to women in all cities and regions throughout the United Kingdom and Europe to help grow the Women in Games network. They will reach out to young women at school’s and university’s to encourage students to consider a career in the video games industry. They will also reach out to regional leaders and governments to form corporate partnerships and long-term strategic relationships.