Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

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Sally Sheppard – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Sally Sheppard, Creative Director at Wyrdren Games. She speaks about accessibility and inclusion in games, as well as mental health in the industry. Read more about Sally in this interview:

Cristina Amaya – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Cristina Amaya, President at Latinx in Gaming and Director at DreamHack Festivals, America. She gives us insights into unique marketing activation events and her work in supporting a more diverse global gaming culture.
Read more about Cristina in this interview:

Alicia P. Méjica – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Alicia P. Méjica, Senior Business Development Manager at Tilting Point. She speaks about user (re-)engagement and how to expand into SEA markets. Read more about Alicia in this interview:

Jasmin a.k.a. GNU – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Jasmin a.k.a., a Content Creator, Youtuber and Streamer in the field of gaming at INSTINCT3. She was the first female German Youtuber to reach 1 million subscribers. Here, Jasmin talks about the adventurous journey of making a hobby one’s profession and shares insights into her recently released first book. Read more about Jasmin in this interview:

Athena Z Peters – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Athena Z Peters, Chief Creative Officer at Rainbow Unicorn Games. Athena speaks about the need and benefits of founding and supporting employee first, equitable, diverse workplaces. Read more about Athena in this interview:

Sophie Walker – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Watch this video special of our interview series "Womenize! - Inspiring Stories" with Sophie Walker, Founder, Project Manager, Educational Game Designer at Mira LUX Creations. She talks about the "Projekt CH+ - Games for Democracy", about founding a company and how to build games for education.

Tarja Porkka-Kontturi – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Watch this video special of our interview series "Womenize! - Inspiring Stories" with Tarja Porkka-Kontturi, Director of Communications at The Global Game Jam, Business Development Manager at The International Games Summit on Mental Health, and also Consultant and Advisor on diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility matters.

Sarah Makdad – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Sarah Makdad, Senior Community Developer at Focus Entertainment and volunteer at Friendship Garden, a non-profit organisation which aims to cultivate a more inclusive games industry. Read more about Sarah in this interview:

Betsy Abendroth – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Betsy Abendroth, Director of PR at Devsisters USA, INC. Betsy tells us how the Cookie Run game series has been created to reach a diverse audience and how PR evolved throughout the years. Read more about Betsy in this interview:

Cristina Neamtu – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Cristina Neamtu, Head of Studio at AMC RO. A studio that provides digital art creation, content solutions and technical tools for the games industry. She speaks about the importance of culture, strategy and servant leadership.
Read more about Cristina in this interview:

Erinda Jaupaj – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

On the occasion of the German Diversity Day 2022, we present a video special of our interview series "Womenize! - Inspiring Stories"! Our guest is Erinda Jaupaj, Backend Engineer at Wooga. Erinda talks about her daily job, her experiences in often being the only woman in her division, and she shares her advice to women who'd like to enter the tech and coding industry.

Franzisca Tonelli – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Franzisca Tonelli, Assistant Producer & Unity VR Developer at BigRock Institute of Magic Technologies. BigRock is teaching new artists techniques for creating 3D animations, digital illustrations, visual effects, as well as music for film, TV, and video games. Franzisca speaks about the power of spreadsheets and teamwork. Read more about her in this interview:

Marina Hahn – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Marina Hahn, Founder & Managing Director at Black Cave Entertainment. She shares insights on switching industries and starting up an independent games studio. Read more about Marina in this interview:

Gemma Johnson-Brown – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Gemma Johnson-Brown, Ambassador Director at Women in Games & COO at Dovetail Games. She speaks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the games industry. Read more about Gemma in this interview:

Heidy Motta – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Heidy Motta, Operations Manager at Extremely OK Games and Miniboss. Read more about Heidy in this interview:

Cynthia Sipes – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Cynthia Sipes, User Researcher at Invuse. She shares how exploring different studies and industries led to finding true professional passion. Read more about Cynthia in this interview:

Natalie Concannon – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Natalie Concannon, Director, Head of Design & Production at Datascope, UK's leading boutique recruitment agency for the Games, Online and Mobile technology sectors. Natalie speaks about the impact the covid-19 pandemic had and still has on the UK games industry recruiting market. Read more about Natalie in this interview:

Vicky Clark – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Vicky Clark, Software Engineer at Unity Technologies. Vicky gives us insights into the world of coding, as well as the importance of sustainability and empathy in the workplace. Read more about Vicky in this interview:

Court a.k.a. frozenflygone – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Court a.k.a. frozenflygone, Event Lead of Frame Fatales, a GDQ event. Read more about Court in this interview:

Marja Konttinen – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Marja Konttinen, Marketing Director at Decentraland. She speaks about the Finnish games industry, current NFT trends, and the creation of Marketing campaigns for kid friendly apps. Read more about Marja in this interview:

Lucy Blundell – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Lucy Blundell, also known as Kinmoku, developer of One Night Stand. Read more about Lucy in this interview:

Sol Sanchez – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Sol Sánchez, CCO at Somber Pixel & Co-founder of FemDevs Perú. She shares the value of emotionally immersive games and provides insights into the Peruvian indie dev communities. Read more about Sol in this interview:

Carolin Wendt – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

On the occasion of the International Women's Day 2022, we present a video special of our interview series "Womenize! - Inspiring Stories"! Our guest is Carolin Wendt, Senior Community Manager at CD Project RED.

Maria Wagner – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Maria Wagner, Initiator & General Manager of GamesForest.Club. She highlights the values of building communities and shares challenges of different industries. Read more about Maria in this interview:

Tanya X. Short – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Tanya X. Short, Creative Director & Co-Founder of Kitfox Games, as well as Co-Director of Pixelles. Read more about Tanya in this interview:

Liz Hubley – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Liz Hubley, Lead Environment Artist at People Can Fly Studio. She shares her approach on managing and growing an art team remotely and how she found her own career path. Read more about Liz in this interview:

Aurora Georges – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Aurora Georges, Concept Artist at Tap4fun. She speaks about the differences in digital and analogue drawing and where she finds inspiration as an artist. Read more about Aurora in this interview:

Annika Giese – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Annika Giese, Project Manager at InnoGames. Read more about Annika in this interview:

Kiana Mosser – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Kiana Mosser, Software Engineer, freelance Animator, Pixel Artist & Game Developer. Read more about Kiana in this interview:

Mariza Dima – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Mariza Dima, Senior Lecturer in Games Design at Brunel University London. She speaks about the benefits of having an interdisciplinary skill set while working in the games industry. Read more about Mariza in this interview:

Anthea van Leeuwen – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Anthea van Leeuwen, 3D Artist at Mediatonic Games.
She explains how she found her passion and profession within the games industry; and talks about essential skill sets for environment art positions. Read more about Anthea in this interview:

Maria Vasilchikova – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Maria Vasilchikova, Associate Producer at Unbroken Studios. She gives us insights into the daily life of a video game producer after a journey through different industries. Read more about Maria in this interview:

Melanie Zimmermann – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Melanie Zimmermann, Head of Marketing at Wooga. She explains how diverse teams greatly contribute to successful game development and shares insights based on more than 20 years of professional experience.
Read more about Melanie in this interview:

Tiffany Attali – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition in cooperation with Institut Français, we talked to Tiffany Attali, Co-Founder and Producer at In-Dialog and Children of Cyberspace, and more. Read more about her in this interview:

Jupiter Hadley – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

On the occasion of "Womenize! Games & Tech 2021", which is happening today, we present a video special of our interview series "Womenize! - Inspiring Stories"! Our guest is Jupiter Hadley, Video Game Journalist and Community Manager at Toya Game Studio.

Camille Duvelleroy – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition in cooperation with Institut Français, we talked to Camille Duvelleroy, independent writer & director of interactive stories. Camille gives us insights into her work in transmedia storytelling. Read more about Camille in this interview:

Tamsin O’Luanaigh – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Tamsin O’Luanaigh, Chief People Officer at nDreams. Tamsin gives us insights into her work as CPO, as well as the importance of mental health in the games industry. Read more about Tamsin in this interview:

Miriam Popescu – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Miriam Popescu, Senior Game Designer at Ubisoft Massive. Miriam gives us insights into her work & shares how she found the right profession for herself within the games industry. Read more about Miriam in this interview:

Devin Kemp – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Devin Kemp, Opera Singer and Twitch Streamer. Read more about Devin in this interview:

Jessica Kathmann – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Jessica Kathmann, psychologist with a focus on games. Read more about Jessica in this interview:

Natasha Skult – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Natasha Skult, CEO at MiTale Games and chairperson of IGDA (and much more!). Read more about Natasha in this interview:

Irena Pereira – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Irena Pereira, UX Director at UX is Fine! - Irena explains the importance of brand identities, and how to get started and stay challenged within the UI/UX career path. Read more about Irena in this interview:

Kimberly Shatzer – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Kimberly Shatzer, Managing Director at Onward Play. Read more about Kimberly in this interview:

Adanna Nedd – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Adanna Nedd, who is a Narrative Designer, Games Writer and Games Researcher. Read more about Adanna in this interview:

Caroline Fangel – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Caroline Fangel, Art Director at PortaPlay. Read more about Caroline in this interview:

Rachel Copp – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Rachel Copp, Senior Producer (Art) on Icarus at Rocketwerkz. Read more about Rachel in this interview:

Jasmin Habezai-Fekri – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Jasmin Habezai-Fekri, 3D Environment Artist at Airship Syndicate. Read more about Jasmin in this interview:

Linda Rendel – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition in cooperation with the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, we talked to Linda Rendel, Associate Producer at Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Founder of the FemDevsMeetup. Read more about Linda in this interview:

Marina Díez – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize! - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Marina Díez, CEO at 3ofCups Games. Read more about Marina in this interview:

Claire Lynn – Womenize! – Inspiring Stories

Womenize - Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Claire Lynn, who speedruns video games. Read more about Claire in this interview:

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