In late 2019 the British Esports Association launched an initiative to celebrate females within the esports industry. From casters to professional players, marketeers to production specialists and more, there is a vast amount of talent in the esports industry to shout about.
Through this initiative, British Esports wants to help raise awareness and improve inclusivity in esports similarly to other organisations such as Women in Games/Women in Esports, Women of Esports, AnyKey, FemaleLegends and more. It hopes to work alongside them to promote diversity together.
British Esports has a Women in Esports Committee which regularly discusses activities and issues in the space.
Women in Games
Women in Games WIGJ is the not for profit organisation that seeks a games industry, culture and community free of gender discrimination, where full equality of opportunity, treatment and conditions empowers all women to achieve their full potential.
It works in partnership with individual Ambassadors and companies like Dovetail, Outplay, 2K, Creative Assembly, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Sumo and now Barclays Ventures to make equality a reality. Women in Games is over 10 years old and is now officially represented in 30+ different countries.
Accessibility in esports: Disabled and neurodiverse gamer initiatives
In summer 2020 we produced a stream exploring this topic, featuring representatives from SpecialEffect, eTeam Brit and Autistica: