Women Got Game: Presented by Black Collegiate Gaming Association
Date: Saturday, March 26th (Viewing Party at San Francisco State University)
Start Time: 1pm – 5pm PST (4:00pm – 8:00pm EST)
Theme: “Unlimited Opportunity”
A virtual summit consisting of conversations, connections, and competitions; introducing Women of color high school college students to diverse female corporate partners & entrepreneurs in the gaming/esports industry. WGG is the first ever property of its kind, where successful Women of color corporate executives and entrepreneurs educate, mentor & pay it forward to Women of color college & high school students interested in the gaming & esports industry. The summit will take place during Women’s History Month.
Equity: Conversations – Educating & Mentoring from women of color executives representing the top Gaming corporations & entrepreneurs in the world.
Access: Connections – Dedicated time for mini-interviews for internships & job opportunities in gaming & esports; Plus, Networking with successful individuals in the industry.
Opportunity: Competition – Earn scholarships & prizes to assist with college expenses & learning more about gaming & esports
Agenda Overview: Panels, Connections & Competitions
Saturday, March 26, 2022
1:00pm PST – Summit Opens
Opening Session: 1:15PM PST – 1:30PM PST
– Welcome: Keshia Walker – Founder and Chairwoman – Black Collegiate Gaming Association
– Introduction to Conference and WGG Summit Challenge Natalie White (Senior VP of LA Sparks)
– History of Women of Color in Gaming & Esports (video)
-Special thanks and recognition to the Corporate Partners and Advisory Committee, Power Circle, Advisory board and Influencers.
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PST– Welcome to Her World Presented by McDonald’s: Introductions and Q&As with Advisory Committee successful women of color leaders & executives in Gaming & Esports
2:15PM – 2:30PM PST – Trivia Time & Announcements
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM PST – Economics + Opportunities in Gaming and Esports Presented by Bennett Thrasher: A conversation around the opportunities that exist in the Gaming & Esports industry and what you need to know about accessing these opportunities.
3:15PM – 3:30PM PST – Trivia Time & Announcements
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM PST: Mental Wellness; No Toxicity, No Bullying- Presented by Intel: This panel will be an open discussion that will discuss ways to be safe on the Internet, deal with cyber-bullying, build self-confidence, and find resources and services to deal with mental health.
4:15 PM – 4:20 PM PST: Transition to Networking Meet-ups
4:20 PM – 5:00 PM PST: Networking Meet-ups– Network opportunities and candid conversations with panelists and advisory committee
- Art and Design in Gaming and Esports
- Programming, Engineering, Computer Engineering
- Marketing/Social Media/Business Development
- Life Working in/Owning a Gaming Studio