What is hopefully the first of many meetups arranged by Women in Games Jobs, the not for profit network that works to recruit more women into the online and video games industry, will take place in London on March 14th, 2012.
The meetup will take place at The Alchemist, near Liverpool Street station in London, and will give women, and men, interested in gaming or technology a chance to meet leading, female video game professionals and an opportunity to network with others working or trying to get into the industry over a drink.
Meets ups are planned quarterly, normally from 6.00 – 8.00 pm on a Wednesday evening near Liverpool Street, London, UK. Each meetup will include a talk from a prominent speaker from the games industry giving personal, practicable career tips and advice.
Head over to www.meetup.com/WIGJMeetup for more information and to RSVP if you are interested in attending.
The first speaker will be Alison Cressey, former European MD for Activision. Alison’s talk is titled “So you know you have the professional X factor – why personal branding is so important to success.”
Alison Cressey is a senior executive and consultant advising leading companies on brand and content strategy and digital to build for future success. She has extensive experience in brand and digital strategy having worked on some of the world’s largest brands. She has also run multimillion $ P&L’s for global organizations. Prior to becoming a consultant Alison’s most recent roles included running the Lucas Arts and Activision Blizzard licensed/casual video games business across Europe. Whilst there Alison grew the Lucas Arts business from $20 to $150m. Alison was responsible for some of the world’s best known entertainment brands including Star Wars, Transformers and James Bond. Prior to that Alison oversaw marketing for Warner Bros. Entertainment including Theatrical, DVD, TV, licensed products, consumer products and mobile where she increased revenues by $10m+ and changed the way Warner Bros did marketing.
Mark the date in your diary!