SAN FRANCISCO — Unity Technologies (http://unity3d.com), a global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, has launched its “Women in Gaming” speaker series. The series is part of a larger corporate initiative to support women in the gaming industry. The company is launching five talks across the globe, aimed at promoting the important conversations around diversity and the development of women’s careers in gaming.
Each event will feature industry leaders, who will share not just their experiences, but also the important insights and tips they’ve gathered on a range of topics geared towards helping women improve their strategic thinking, influence, and career navigation in the gaming industry.
“As we began to look at more ways to develop our employees internally, we realized it made sense to broaden our efforts industry wide," says Elizabeth Brown, chief people officer at Unity Technologies. “These events are an important platform for women to come together in a collaborative setting and learn from each other, which is key to ensuring their ongoing success in the gaming and tech communities.”
The five events taking place in 2016 will be held in the following cities:
- June 1, 2016: Amsterdam (as part of Unite Europe)
Fiona Sperry, Founder, Three Fields Entertainment
- June 20, 2016: San Francisco, CA
Assistant Professor Dana Carney, UC Berkeley
- July 28, 2016: Shanghai
Amy Huang, AVP at NetEase Capital; Evelyn Liu, CTO at Firevale; and Yanyan Xiong (Shining Hsiong), Founder of Shenzenware
- September 22, 2016: San Francisco, CA
Nanea Reeves, President & COO, textPlus
- Early November, 2016: Los Angeles, CA (as part of Unite LA)
Professor Tracy Fullerton, USC
All events are open to public but will have limited seating.