Applications for the 2018 Women in Games Ambassadors program at GDC in San Francisco have closed.
The IGDA Foundation Women in Games Ambassadors program provides a springboard careers in game development for the best and brightest up-and-coming women-identified and non-binary students in games.
As the IGDA Foundation looks to build a more diverse and inclusive game development community, the WiG Ambassadors program has been re-tooled to help women-identifying and non-binary students, or recent graduates, find their first professional employment in and around game development.
The WiG Ambassadors program includes extensive pre-conference preparation, resume and portfolio reviews, information sessions, an all-access GDC pass, a travel stipend, access to exclusive networking and career coaching sessions at GDC, a week of insider industry events, a mentor matched specifically to support the participant’s career aspirations, and lifetime access to a tight-knit community of high-achieving peers.
The WiG Ambassadors program provides an excellent opportunity regardless of a woman’s specialty or geographic location; we work with participating companies and mentors to help women interested in working in all disciplines, at companies of all sizes (including women interested in starting their own studios or working as a contractor), and at locations around the world. We also help our participants understand how to effectively support an inclusive environment within their professional community and when speaking to aspiring game developers.
Our ambassadors leave GDC better equipped to jump-start their careers and advocate on behalf of diversity in games. Sixty nine women have been through the program since it began in 2015.
The Women in Games Ambassadors program is supported by UBM, Zynga, the Bigglesworth Family Foundation, and other generous donors.
Read More About the Experiences of Former Ambassadors
- 2017 GDC IGDA Women in Games Ambassadors
- 2016 GDC IGDA Women in Games Ambassadors
- 2015 GDC IGDAF Intel Scholars Recipients