Women in Games, the non-profit, games industry diversity organization, has appointed Marie Claire Isaaman as its new Chief Executive Officer.
A long standing member of the WIGJ executive team, Marie Claire is an artist, as well as researcher and education consultant of eight years at Norwich University of the Arts, serving as Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Games Art and Design course and Subject Leader on the MA Games course. As Course Leader Marie-Claire grew the course to 40% female, both in student cohort and teaching staff, and last September was the first educator to be inducted into the EA sponsored European Women in Games Hall of Fame.
David Smith, Founder of Women in Games said, “We welcome Marie-Claire to this busy role as the demands for more diversity in the games industry grow. We thank Jenny Richards-Stewart for all her hard work and congratulate her for her fantastic achievements over the last 18 months.”
Marie-Claire Isaaman commented, “I am delighted to be named as the new CEO of Women in Games, an inspirational and increasingly influential organization. I recognize the many achievements of my predecessors in the role and am fully committed to realizing the organization’s vision of doubling the percentage of women working in the UK game industries by 2025. Ultimately, I want the UK to be a global exemplar for gender equality in making games.”
Women in Games (WIGJ) is a non-profit organization that works to recruit more women into the games industry and to support those already in the industry. It also campaigns to ensure individuals and businesses understand that a more diverse workforce leads to greater productivity and financial success.