Be The Change Summit, a transformative event focused on the theme of empowerment, powered by Women in Esports. This summit is aimed at advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.

Our mission is to empower individuals and promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive  community by raising awareness, promoting education, encouraging discussion, building networks, developing skills, showcasing best practices and inspiring positive action.

This event is designed for EDI advocates, content creators, educators, students and organisations passionate about social impact.

Be The Change Summit 2023 will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2023 via LinkedIn

Tuesday, 14th November 2023

Our Chair of the Women in Esports Committee will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for women in esports and how this overlaps into other industries.

Representation matters. This panel will explore the front facing roles in media and the empowerment in positive representation.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is high on the public agenda. This panel does a deep dive into how far we have come as a society, and what we have yet to overcome.

This panel will discuss the importance of how every individual has the right to express their gender in whichever way they choose, and how we all play a part in fostering safe environments for individuals.

Emzii discusses her journey in gaming, acceptance, dealing with hate online and organisations that have helped.

All workplaces and employers should have inclusive practices in their recruitment process. Join this panel for a discussion on how companies and individuals can be more proactive in their processes to continue to build positive company cultures.

Empowerment is key to the development of any community. This panel explores how each individual is important in championing supportive environments and encouraging anyone to seize future opportunities and foster growth.

This workshop is designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Participants will gain insights into the benefits of diversity including increased innovation, improved problem solving and enhanced employee engagement. We will also examine the various dimensions of diversity, such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability, and learn how these intersect to shape individual experiences.

Understanding why games are a safe space for many players and discussing how we can set expectations and challenge behaviours within communities to help them remain as such.

With the uncertainty and change in the gaming space affecting so many now; now more than ever is the need to push for community and uniting as allies to champion EDI and to shape our spaces to reflect us. We can Be The Change and we can also be allies so what are some of the issues and what are practical ways we can look at levelling up the world of Gaming and Esports.

For the first year of the summit running, we have invited various equity, diversity and inclusion advocates with different backgrounds and perspectives.

This year’s guest speakers are yet being confirmed, but will be announced in due course.

Missed out on the previous Summits and want to see what they’re all about? Check out these videos from the past few years!

Esports in Education Summit 2022

Held at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

Esports in Education Summit 2021

Held virtually due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Esports in Education Summit 2020

Held as a virtual event, which was sponsored by Pearson.