Women in gaming share their inspirational stories in 'We Are' panels

The ESA Foundation's We Are initiative from E3 is now available to watch; learn from folks like Funomena's Robin Hunicke, 343's Kiki Wolfkill, Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy and more.

E3 2018 last month hosted a new initiative to empower women in the games industry. The ESA Foundation, in partnership with Red Bull Media House, formally kicked things off with the launch of the WeAreVideoGames.org website and put together a series of panels during E3 to shine a spotlight on prominent women in all aspects of the games business. 

"Inspiring new female voices and talent to join the video game industry begins with showcasing the legacy of women and the impact they continue to have on video games,” said Anastasia Staten, executive director of the ESA Foundation. “Only 21 percent of game developers are women, but their contributions to video games are immeasurable. This initiative is about showing the next generation the difference they can make and guiding them on the path to make it happen.”

E3 is incredibly busy for many in the industry, so if you didn't have time or simply did not attend E3 this year, we've taken the liberty of embedding these fantastic discussions below. Please check them out!

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