The association of Women in Games France wants to " encourage women to join sector of video game in France ". These represent only 15 % of workforce.
women in The sector of video game French are now represented, with announcement Wednesday, September 13, of creation of association Women in Games (WIG), France. It's mission is to encourage women to join sector, to share ir experience and ir expertise, and to give m more visibility in media.
" Women in Games France is a collective initiative of women and men of video game industry, whose ambition is to raise barriers to entry of women in this sector in France, explains in a press release Audrey Leprince, president of WIG France. We want to encourage women to make a career within industry through initiatives based on education, training, awareness, and mutual support. "
The association is open to both professionals in sector, students, journalists, e-sports, and editors of any gender. It is directed by Audrey Leprince, co-founder of studio The Game Bakers (Squids, Furi), and co-directed by Julie Chalmette, executive director of Besda France (The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Fallout...) and president of union of video game publishers, SELL.
in Minority and often ignored
According to a study by SNJV, Syndicat national du jeu video French, women represent only 15 % of workforce. An imbalance that fuels thinking of professionals for at least two years, and holding of a round table in 2015 on square minor provided by industry. While developers are still in a minority, and often ignored, yet y have actively taken part in writing of history of video game.
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On Internet, place of women in game of debate recurring and sometimes violent for several years, and condemnation of recurrent sexism latent in industry by a new generation of professionals engaged. These claims have regularly been very well received part of online public.
A developer, Zoe Quinn, has been at heart of a vast campaign of online harassment, of which she is a witness in a book recently released in English, Crash Overrride : How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win Fight Against Online Hate.