20 Awesome Women!

by Darius Kazemi on May 21, 2008

in women_in_games

Gamasutra has posted their list of the top 20 women working in the video game industry. I’m really happy to see this list, I happen to agree completely with its composition. (In the past, I have been less happy with similar lists.)

Of the 20 women on this list, I personally hold 13 of them in very high esteem, and there are only 2 people on the list I haven’t heard of. All of them are excellent choices for the list. Of course, I could be biased: I know 8 of these women personally and they’re fantastic people in addition to being accomplished professionals.

I guess my only quarrel with the list is that I wish there were some women with primarily technical experience up there. On the other hand, I can’t think of any especially influential female programmers. I wonder if the list’s authors looked but simply couldn’t find any.

This is probably a good place to link to my informal look at female speakers at GDC, and also my thoughts on attracting more women to the game industry.

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Eric Doty May 22, 2008 at 4:36 am

Congrats to Brathwaite for making it so high on the list. She definitely deserves it.

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