Press release: Unity Technologies To Promote and Invest in Success of Women Globally With Series of ‘Women in Gaming’ Talks
Key Female Leaders and Executives Will Offer Their Views on Best Practices for Strategic Thinking, Influencing, and Career Navigation in Five Talks Globally Throughout 2016
San Francisco, CA — Unity Technologies, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences today announced the launch of its Women in Gaming speaker series. As part of a larger corporate initiative to support women in the gaming industry, Unity is launching five talks across the globe, aimed at promoting the important conversations around diversity and the development of women’s careers in gaming.
Each event will feature industry leaders who will share not just their experiences, but also the important insights and tips they’ve gathered on a range of topics geared towards helping women improve their strategic thinking, influence, and career navigation in the gaming industry.
“As we began to look at more ways to develop our employees internally, we realized it made sense to broaden our efforts industry wide,” said Elizabeth Brown, Chief People Officer, Unity Technologies. “These events are an important platform for women to come together in a collaborative setting and learn from each other, which is key to ensuring their ongoing success in the gaming and tech communities.”
The five events taking place in 2016 will be held in the following cities:
- June 1, 2016: Amsterdam (as part of Unite Europe)
Fiona Sperry, Founder, Three Fields Entertainment
- June 20, 2016: San Francisco, CA
Associate Professor Dana Carney, UC Berkeley
- July 28, 2016: Shanghai
Amy Huang, AVP at NetEase Capital; Evelyn Liu, CTO at Firevale; and Yanyan Xiong (Shining Hsiong), Founder of Shenzenware
- September 22, 2016: San Francisco, CA
Nanea Reeves, President & COO, textPlus
- Early November, 2016: Los Angeles, CA (as part of Unite LA)
Professor Tracy Fullerton, USC
All events are open to public but will have limited seating. To learn more about the Women in Gaming speaker series, please visit the Unity blog.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, Unity Everyplay and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves over 5.5 million registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.