Facebook’s efforts to shed more light on women in the gaming industry has culminated in a new page that shows off women that work in roles that span from CEO to producers and writers. The Women in Gaming initiative and Facebook hope to encourage more women to pursue careers in the massive (and growing) gaming industry.
"Our mission is to champion diversity in games, encourage more women into leadership positions and work together to inspire change."
The website will serve as a home for stories from various women across the gaming industry, a guide to who Facebook is partnering with for Women in gaming, and a hub for industry research focused on the influence of women on the gaming industry.
Some of the cool stories featured are from women like Rovio’s CEO Kati Levoranta, writer, producer, and What’s Good Games founder Andrea Rene, and writer Rebecca Harwick. There many faces that work with Facebook Gaming, but it seems like the door is open for women all over to share their stories.
A Newzoo report shared that 46% of gamers in 13 countries identified as women and this initiative shows that women have an important voice behind the scenes, one that could and should have an even larger impact going forward as the gaming industry and eSports grow.