The Women in Gaming Awards 2014

Published April 12, 2014 by OCR Editor

The Women in Gaming Awards 2014

The Women in Gaming Awards highlight the deep involvement of women in the gaming industry.

In these times of progress it's much too easy for some to think that gender gaps have decreased, but looking at the facts and statistics out of which they're composed tell a different story. In his State of the Union address for Equal Pay Day on April 8, US President Barrack Obama said that despite making up half of the US workforce, women still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. "That is wrong, and in 2014, it's an embarrassment." the president added. The speech was preceded by two executive actions signed by Obama to promote equal pay for women.

Looking at the issue of gender inequality with wider lenses, it's easy to see the global gender gaps. In today's world there are over 190 Heads of State globally - only 9 among them are women. Women compose just 13% of parliament members all throughout the world.  

The Women in Gaming Awards

The world of gaming shuns these statistics, as the caliber of women involved both in the land based and iGaming industries is profound. It is easy to find women holding senior positions in the industry, from team leaders, customer service managers and affiliate managers to casino managers and more.

This is why The International Women in Gaming Awards (WIG) were created back in 2010. Every year, the WIG recognizes women in the gaming industry, highlighting industry role models and showing that the industry offers equal and exciting careers for women. Just a glimpse at the WIG categories for 2014 shows the wide extent of women in the industry, with nominations for affiliate managers, affiliate teams, industry achievers, award for marketing excellence and more. 

The WIG awards will take place June 6th, 2014, at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London, with nominations closing on April 18th.

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