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"We Are More" Roundtable: Intersectionality and Women in Games (Presented by IGDA)

Jennifer Scheurle  (Lead Game Designer, ArenaNet)

Location: Room 211, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Women in games and the efforts around equality within our industry have grown significantly over the past years. They have fought, they have stood their ground and they know there is still a long way to go. Part of the challenges ahead is the question of how they can join forces with other marginalized groups and how they can become more inclusive within their own ranks as well. This session serves to talk explicitly about the work women want to do to support other women, but also to support the intersections within their groups. This is a space where you can collect ideas for improvement inside and outside of the organization and constructive criticism is explicitly invited.


This RT session will foster a dialogue within the community of women in games about the impact and topics of intersectionality both within social and professional circles, and beyond. The takeaway of the session should be a large variety of perspectives and ideas for improvement around an inclusive, intersectional WiG SIG.

Intended Audience

Anybody is welcome to join the table at this discussion-focused session, but the focus is definitely held tightly on women interested in or actively working in games. We ask for anybody who does not identify as female to take a backseat in the discussion and instead be a guest to listen to the experiences of women in the industry.