New CEO for Women in Games Jobs
Gina Jackson will "bring WIGJ to the next level of becoming a professional membership organisation"
Women in Games Jobs has appointed its first CEO in Gina Jackson. Jackson has spent more than 20 years in the industry, and is currently MD of software consultants Blushing Blue.
"I am delighted to take a more active role in WIGJ and I am looking forward to developing partnerships and initiatives across the media sector to ensure that the games industry can attract the best talent at every level," she said.
"I am excited about celebrating the achievements of women already working in games and inviting many others to join a vibrant, creative and passionate industry."
She's also worked at Kuju, Eidos and Nokia, and became an advisory board member of WIGJ in May. She'll be attending Develop in Brighton next week and the WIGJ Networking Lunch.
"WIGJ has made great strides since it was founded in 2009 with a network of over 3000 supporters worldwide. The level of awareness of the gender imbalance in the games sector has increased significantly in recent months but there is more that can be done to encourage the recruitment and retention of a more diverse games industry workforce," added founder David Smith.
"We think Gina will help bring WIGJ to the next level of becoming a professional membership organisation capable of working with government, trade bodies, employers, those already working in games and job seekers to campaign for a more inclusive games sector for the benefit of the games industry as a whole."