The initiative will provide mentors with tools to build leadership skills and gain confidence, while networking with other women.
The initiative will debut during a launch event on 13 April at the ICC Capital Suite in the ExCeL London at 12:30pm, as part of Clarion Gaming’s iGB Affiliate London show.
The event will include a networking buffet with hosted roundtables.
“In order to be meaningful and effective, Ascend has to reflect the real needs of women in the industry,” said Naomi Barton, iGB portfolio director. “The intention is to use the launch event to listen to the experiences of women working in gaming, and in the process ensure that we are addressing the issues that matter to them and that will help unlock the next steps in their career paths.
“To achieve that core objective the launch will feature selected ‘hosts’ who are established in the sector and have experienced the issues and challenges: the hosts will moderate and generate conversation at the tables over an informal lunch around what Ascend should be aiming to do for women in the industry.”
Barton added that purpose of the event will be “to create an Ascend board of female founder members, supported by an advisory board which will help to shape our terms of reference.
“We have at our disposal some really powerful routes to market and will promote iGB Ascend throughout the year via Clarion Gaming’s numerous engagement channels comprising events, digital and print in order to provide content, insight, networking, learning and support.”
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