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  • Learn more about Women in Games Jobs, now a “not for profit” or Community Interest Company.

    Women in Games Jobs was incorporated as a “not for profit” or Community Interest Company under the UK’s Companies Act 2006 on 2 June 2011. Its objects are to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in games, and to campaign to make the games industry a more attractive field for women, both for new entrants and to retain women already working in the industry. The Articles of Association explain explicitly: ” The Company is not established or conducted for private gain: any profits or assets are used principally for the benefit of the community.” The community is defined as “the online and video games industry, specifically women working in the games industry and those women seeking to work in the games industry.”

    David Smith, founder of Women in Games Jobs, commented: “This is an important event to further this initiative that was started nearly 2 years ago. Those looking from outside of the games industry can now see evidence that key figures in the games industry are taking steps to address the gender imbalance that exists in the video and online games industry, much as it does in other relatively new industries where comparable groups have also been formed. I think that games trade bodies in the UK and elsewhere are aware of many of the issues and Women in Games Jobs looks forward to working closely with all interested parties to progress this cause.”

    All those interested in this initiative should check the latest on the web site at Women in Games Jobs. You can join over 2700 women in games in the LinkedIn professional membership group here.

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