Women Got Game: WGG

Date: 

  • Morris Brown College – Atlanta, GA (Saturday, March 18, 2023)
  • Gamers Developers Conference – San Francisco, CA (Friday, March 24, 2023)
  • Women’s Final Four – Dallas, TX (Thursday, March 30, 2023)

Start Time: 

  • Summit: 1PM – 5PM EST
  • Tournament: 6PM – 9PM 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 summits will take place during Women’s History Month.

Objectives:

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

 

1:00pm PST – Summit Opens

Opening Session: 1:15PM PST – 1:30PM PST

– Welcome: Keshia Walker – Founder and ChairwomanBlack Collegiate Gaming Association

– Introduction to Conference and WGG Summit

– 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

6 – 9PM: Esports Tournament: Will be streamed live on Twitch @BCGAUSA

Tournaments:

2K
Rocket League

Scholarship and Award Presentations