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Women in Game Development: Breaking Barriers and Shaping the Industry
By Ana-Maria Touza Medina
The game development industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but women are increasingly making their mark and reshaping the landscape. In this article, we highlight several remarkable women in game development who have not only broken barriers but also become influential figures in the industry. These women have diverse backgrounds and roles, ranging from CEOs and founders to content creators and advocates for growth and empowerment. Here are some of the ladies outlined in the list created by Sarah West, CMO @TheNemots AP @MetaverseXpress Board Member www.gam3on.com Wolves DAO Ethlizards Author #5028.
Iana 🎮 — Gamer and Web3 Enthusiast
Iana is a gamer and self-identified web3 n00b. She is interested in exploring the world of blockchain gaming and onboarding gamers while enhancing communities.
Ami @ 3XP! — Community Director
Ami is the Community Director at The Wildcard Alliance. She is a gamer, web3 enthusiast, fintech nerd, ambivert, and rebel.
yourweb3besties.x — Twitter Spaces Host and Community Platform
yourweb3besties.x is a host of weekly #GirlsNightINweb3 Twitter Spaces. It is a community platform and media hub co-founded by @thelizmorrison & @beckywowo
Euthenia — Community Lead and Human Rights Activist
Euthenia, identifies as a she/her and is a Community Lead at HyperPlay Gaming. She is also a member of G7_DAO, a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, and a human rights activist.
Mick — Web3 Gaming MAXI and Marketing Director
Mick, also known as idmintthatagain, is a web3 gaming enthusiast and identifies as a MAXI. He is the Marketing Director and Biz Dev at seddonahq. She also has a personal account, idmintthat.
Women of MultiversX | — MultiversX Community
Women of MultiversX is a community focused on owning one’s time and kick-starting web3 adventures within MultiversX. They provide a platform for connecting with other web3 enthusiasts and showcase the latest NFT drops through their association with xagendaio.
WIW3 — Women in Web3 — Diversity and Inclusion in Web3
WIW3 is an organization dedicated to building a more diverse and inclusive web3 ecosystem. They focus on connecting, educating, and empowering women in the web3 and DeFi space.
HerHeroism — Spaces Host, Artist, and Singer
HerHeroism is a spaces host and identifies as an artist, singer, and writer. She celebrates women and positivity through her Infinite NFT Collection and actively participates in the Women in NFTs community.
Diana — Audience Building for Web3 Projects
Diana’s mission is to help web3 projects build a strong audience. She is also an Education Whisperer at egldwomen and shares her knowledge through her platform, Diana‘s Verse.
Web3 Donnas — Women in Web3 Community
Web3 Donnas is a community that celebrates women in web3. They focus on careers, connections, and opportunities for women and organize both online and physical events.
Eliza Crichton-Stuart — Gaming Enthusiast and Meme Queen
Eliza Crichton-Stuart is known for her passion for gaming and her reputation as the Meme Queen. She can be found on Telegram under the handle ElizaCrichtonS.
Women of Web3 — Connecting Women in the Next Internet
Women of Web3, founded by LaurenWeb3, aims to connect women in the next iteration of the internet. They focus on web3, crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse, and provide opportunities through jobs, podcasts, and events.
Web3 Women In Science — Spaces Host and Community
Web3 Women In Science is a community dedicated to connecting women in science within the web3 space. They host spaces on various topics and provide a platform for networking and collaboration.
Erica🎮⛓️ — Onchain Gaming and Spaces Host
Erica, known as BabesCryptoland, is involved in Onchain Gaming and serves as a Spaces Host for Gokhshtein Media. She also holds the role of Gaming Ambassador at VoxelX Network and Chibi Labs.
Rachel Rose — Human-centric Builder and DAOist
Rachel Rose, identified as RachelRoseB, is a human-centric builder and actively participates in DAOs. She is self-employed at Opolis and hosts a podcast called Cryptosapiens. Rachel is also interested in AI and has a fondness for Bankless DAO.
Mori — Partner at Tabi_NFT
Mori, also known as Momoxu7, is a partner at Tabi_NFT. With a background from UCSD, she brings her expertise to the gaming and NFT space.
Kate Irwin — Writer and Reporter
Kate Irwin, with the handle pixiekate13, is a writer and producer associated with ggdecrypt and Decrypt Media. She has contributed to publications like Input Magazine, Dot Esports, and GameRant. Kate can be contacted via email@example.com and has a diverse portfolio of work.
Ashes.sol 👾 — Media Host and Community Builder
Ashes.sol is a media host with Star Atlas and actively contributes as a community builder. With a focus on GameFi research, Ashes.sol hosts Twitter Spaces every Friday at 10 am PST. They emphasize doing your own research (DYOR) and are involved in the NFT and Web3 gaming communities.
bossjoyceee — Community Manager and Gaming Enthusiast
bossjoyceee is a community manager of several Discord servers and has a particular interest in NFTs and the crypto community. They are associated with various K-pop groups and have a gaming page on Facebook.
Veets° Big Brain — Analyst and Operations Manager
Veets° Big Brain works as an analyst at Big Brain VC and is the operations manager at solBOOGLE. Is also alternate as BigBrainSui and are a groupie of aciiiidhouse.
priya — Apple Maps Advocate and Tech Enthusiast
Priya is an Apple Maps advocate and a tech enthusiast. With a background at Apple, NYU, and ASU, Priya brings her knowledge and expertise to the industry.
KatRopa — Anne — NFT and Web3 Reviewer, Marketing Manager
KatRopa, known as katropayt, reviews various aspects of NFTs, games, Web 2, Web 3, crypto, lifestyle, and more. They are the marketing manager of ChibiClash and actively share their insights and experiences. http://bit.ly/2WWE26p http://tiktok.com/@katropayt |
GRACE @ SOL HH NYC ㊗ — Growth and Partnerships
Grace is involved in growth and partnerships at farawaygg and MiniNations. Her work focuses on expanding networks and fostering collaborations in the gaming industry.
mec. — Founder and Web3 Educator
mec. is the founder of MecxDAO and works as a web3 educator. They are also involved in DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives and have affiliations with POAP, Deadfellaz, A0K1VERSE, and other notable organizations.
NN 🌸🐧 — Building within Web3 Space
NN, also known as nn_blossoms, is actively involved in building within the web3 space. Her focus lies in gaming, tooling, and infrastructure. She is associated with Saarblooms SIS and Firex Capital.
Radica — Game On at Web3Hubs
Radica is associated with web3hubs and takes part in game-related activities. She is also involved with partnerships at _herdao and provides advisory services to AlphaDAOnetwork.
SarahScript — Calligraphy and Illustration
SarahScript is a calligraphy and illustration artist. She has authored the book “Copperplate Calligraphy from A to Z” and showcases her talent in these artistic domains.
Liz Morrison — UGC and Web3 Partnerships
Liz Morrison, known as lizlaughlove.nft, is involved in UGC (User-Generated Content) and Web3 partnerships. She works with Unstoppable Web and YourWeb3Besties to promote and foster collaborations in the Web3 space. Liz is also a co-host of #GirlsNightINweb3 and contributes to Chain Journal. Her work as a UGC creator with UGC Lifestyle showcases her creativity and expertise in the field.
Elizabeth Olson — Head of Growth
Elizabeth Olson, also known as ElizabethOls0n, is the Head of Growth at xverseApp. With previous experience at Sotheby’s Luxury & NFTs, she brings her expertise to drive growth and development in the industry. As the host of #OwnYourCrypto, Elizabeth actively promotes the adoption and understanding of Bitcoin.
Nikki — Twitch Partner
Nikki, a Twitch partner, is a content creator who streams on Twitch and can be found at twitch.tv/nikki. Her business inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a prominent figure in the streaming community, Nikki showcases her gaming expertise and engages with her audience through her content.
THE MIGHTY THOR LADY
The Mighty Thor Lady, also known as R1S3, is an individual associated with gaming. Her involvement in the gaming industry reflects her passion and dedication to the field.
tiff — General Manager and Writer
Tiff, known as bytheophana, holds the position of General Manager at MagicEden and Safary Club. She is also a writer and contributes to various projects. Her experience and expertise in the Solana ecosystem make her a valuable asset in the industry.
MetaMona.eth, is a web3 journalist and producer. She hosts the MetaverseXpress and produces the Colonize Mars and OneWay documentaries. Through her work, she explores the potential of the metaverse and captures the essence of the evolving digital landscape.
Sibel — Co-Founder and Host
Sibel, a co-founder of NFTFTC and host of GMBillionaire, is actively involved in the Web3 space. As an ambassador for Smurfs Society, she advocates for inclusivity and diversity in the industry.
coin_artist — Technowizard and CEO
coin_artist, a technowizard and CEO of Blockade Labs, is known for her expertise in the blockchain and gaming industry. Her contributions to the field showcase her innovative thinking and creative approach to game development.
Christina 💜 — Host and Publisher
Christina, also known as Themetamaven, is the host of The Fit Beauté Report and the publisher and founder of Women’s Technology Magazine, InBeaute. She actively promotes the intersection of technology, fashion, and beauty.
Lisha — CEO and Generative AI Game Developer
Lisha, the CEO of Rosebud AI, focuses on generative AI game development. With a Ph.D. in AI from Berkeley, she brings her expertise to the field, allowing game developers to build games at the speed of thought.
OAKS — Content Creator and Cryptoeuclid Partner
OAKS, also known as mysticaloaks, is a content creator who embraces humor and positivity. They are associated with cryptoeuclid and contribute to the YouTube channel euclidandoaks.com.
Christine 郡主 — User Growth Lead
Christine, known as 0xsexybanana, holds the position of user growth lead at Azuki Garden. She actively contributes to the growth and development of the Azuki community and fosters engagement and participation in the platform.
cami — Head of Developer Relations and Advisor
Cami, the Head of Devrel at RiscZero, is a prominent figure in the game development industry. She also provides advisory services to Fuel Network and is involved with Developer DAO and Women Build Web3. Her expertise in developer relations and commitment to fostering collaboration and growth make her a valuable asset to the industry.
Alliestrasza — Twitch Streamer and Founder
Alliestrasza is a Twitch streamer known for her card game and web3 gaming content. She is also the founder of Allie Coin and is involved with ReadyPlayerDao. Through her streaming and entrepreneurial endeavors, she showcases her passion for gaming and the potential of web3 technologies. Contact: https://twitter.com/allie_coin
🐄✰vaca.swoosh💜 🦇🔊 — Music, Movement, and Magic
Vaca.swoosh, also known as Jacq Vaca, is a multifaceted individual involved in music, movement, and magic. She is associated with Genre, FWB, Arkive, and actively supports the Polygon ecosystem through Polygon Labs. Her unique combination of interests and contributions adds vibrancy to the gaming and creative communities.
Laura Wolff — Co-Founder and Connector
Laura Wolff, co-founder of Swprlabs, is dedicated to building innovative projects and connecting with like-minded individuals. Her work revolves around creating cool things and establishing meaningful connections. She plays an essential role in fostering collaboration and bringing together creative minds. Contact: email@example.com
Susan Cummings — CEO and Founder
Susan Cummings, CEO of Tiny Rebel Games and founder of 2K Games, is a trailblazer in the industry. She is also involved with Petaverse Network, focusing on building the next generation of digital pets. Her contributions to the gaming world, both past and present, demonstrate her dedication to pushing boundaries and exploring new possibilities.
Julia Lipton — Investor and Community Builder
Julia Lipton, an investor at Awesome People Ventures, is actively involved with DAO Masters, Awesome People HQ, Seed Club VC, and FWB. Her investment expertise and community-building efforts contribute to the growth and development of web3 projects. She plays a vital role in supporting and nurturing innovative ideas.
Val Itriago — Podcast Host and Content Creator
Val Itriago, a podcast host and content creator, uses her platform to connect with intense individuals with neurodivergent brains. She is associated with RyoshimotoNFT and is passionate about creating content that fosters connections and understanding among diverse communities.
Rose | 🌹🐰| ⛩🅱️NGL — Community Manager and Anime Enthusiast
Rose, also known as Emily Rose McG, is a community manager with a passion for video games and defending dubbed anime. She actively engages with the Azuki community and brings her enthusiasm for gaming and anime to her role.
Rebekah Keida — Liberated
Rebekah Keida, known as Bekahtron, is associated with Liberated. Her involvement in the gaming industry reflects her commitment to liberation and promoting diversity and inclusivity in game development.
elisa — Web3 and Gaming Content Creator
Elisa is a web3 and gaming content creator who focuses on creating engaging content on platforms such as Twitch. She is an affiliate with Twitch and actively contributes to the growth of Jungle XYZ. Through her content creation, she showcases the potential of web3 technologies in gaming.
SANtose — Metalhead and Co-Host
SANtose, a self-proclaimed metalhead, is a co-host of the Bullish Blondes. She brings her unique perspective and interests to the podcast, adding diversity to the gaming and finance conversations.
Chi ⚔️ — VP of Marketing and Esports Enthusiast
Chiyeuk, also known as Chi, holds the position of VP of Marketing at Chibi Clash. With over 10 years of experience in esports and as the founder of UBC Esports, she brings her expertise and passion for gaming to her role. Her involvement with AllianceDAO accelerator and other ventures showcases her commitment to driving innovation and growth in the industry.
Jane D’Butterfly 🦋 — Growth Mindset Advocate and CEO
Jane D’Butterfly, known for her advocacy of a growth mindset, is the CEO of Qi Capital Bux and GoGalaMusic. She is a passionate advocate for personal freedom and has been instrumental in building innovative projects. Her leadership in the industry inspires others to embrace change and strive for personal and professional growth.
8sianmom — Web3 Mom and Founder
8sianmom is a notable figure in the web3 space. As the founder of 8sianNFT and advisor at 8consultant, she combines her expertise in Bitcoin and NFTs. Her contributions to the industry reflect her dedication to shaping the future of technology while maintaining a strong family connection.
Diksha Dutta — Journalist turned Creator and Podcaster
Diksha Dutta is a journalist turned creator, marketer, and podcaster. Her work revolves around web3, marketing, and personal growth. As a podcaster for web3unlockedxyz and quest_web3, she actively explores and shares insights about the evolving landscape of technology and its impact on society.
Een — Content Lead and Cosplayer
Een, the content lead for YieldGuild and ambassador of Predator Gaming, LogitechG, and NaosEsports, brings her expertise to the forefront of the gaming industry. She is also a talented cosplayer, showcasing her creativity both in and out of the digital realm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasmina — CMO and Advisor
Yasmina is the CMO of Interverse_ai and Degen_Royale, where she dives into the realms of NFTs, gaming, blockchain, and the metaverse. As an advisor for LegendsElysium and Techstars, she actively participates in shaping the future of the industry and invites others to join her in the conversation.
Leslie Motta — Latina Founder and Artist
Leslie Motta, a proud Latina, is the founder and artist at Women of BB. She is also the Director of Ops and Content Creator for Gokhshtein Media. Her multifaceted roles allow her to promote diversity and inclusion within the gaming and media spheres.
Chewtoro — Business Development and Web3 Writer
Chewtoro, co-founder of web3womensg and business development professional at projectPXN, showcases her talents in various capacities. As a web3 writer, she contributes to the growing body of knowledge surrounding blockchain technology and its potential impact on the gaming industry.
Lauren Ingram — Founder and Host
Lauren Ingram, the founder of Women of Web3 and Power Suit Social, has made significant contributions to the industry. Through her Women of Web3 podcast and mentorship roles at SheSaysUK and The Webby Awards, she uplifts and supports women in the field.
Alice Delahunt — Founder, CEO, and Board Member
Alice Delahunt, the founder and CEO of SYKY and a board member at Soho House, brings her extensive experience in digital, social, and brand marketing to the game development industry. With previous roles at Ralph Lauren and Burberry, she exemplifies the power of leadership and innovation.
Katy Drake Bettner — Co-Founder and Advocate
Katy Drake Bettner, the co-founder, and co-CEO of PlayWildcard, has a diverse range of interests that include politics, and journalism. Her advocacy for inclusivity and her dedication to the gaming community contribute to a more diverse and vibrant industry.
Priyanka — Community Growth and Management
Priyanka, an Aussie in Miami, is focused on building a community growth and management agency called Commun3. With her previous experience at G7_DAO, Hyperplaygaming, Myria, and SyncDAO, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her current role.
Pichapen — Woman in Tech and Media
Pichapen, a woman in tech and foodie, holds the position of VP at TCIOA. She is also involved with XPerspectiveXP and TechBabesAsia, showcasing her talents as a writer and media professional. As the CMO of Cryptopiaofcl, she actively contributes to the growth and development of the gaming industry.
Colleen Sullivan — Venture Capitalist and Co-Head
Colleen Sullivan, co-head of venture at Brevan Howard Digital, has a strong background in the financial and technology sectors. Her involvement in co-founding CMT Digital, Sullivan Wolf Kailus, and iOptions demonstrates her commitment to driving innovation and growth within the industry.
Shira Lazar — Host and Founder
Shira Lazar, an Emmy-nominated host and digital culture enthusiast, has left a significant impact on the industry. As a founding member of mybff and founder of What’s Trending, she continues to explore the intersection of wellness, digital culture, and technology.
The contributions of these remarkable women in game development demonstrate their resilience, creativity, and dedication to shaping the industry. From CEOs and founders to content creators and advocates, they are breaking barriers and inspiring others to embrace the limitless possibilities of game development. As the industry continues to evolve, their influence and leadership will undoubtedly play a crucial role in fostering diversity, inclusion, and innovation.
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