"How do you hire women, and keep them in your team? It starts with company culture.”
With those words Gameloft’s Fiona Cherbak launched into a panel discussion at GDC Europe 20015 about how game developers can work together to encourage more women to make games, and some day correct the gender imbalance that still dogs the game industry.
While fielding questions from a live audience, Cherbak and a panel of women executives from across the game industry spoke frankly about the social and workplace challenges that face game developers who aren't men.
The panel tackled tough issues, spoke to the benefits of hiring and retaining valuable staff, and offered unique solutions for encouraging young female talent to join the game industry.
The presentation was practical, funny, and well worth your time to watch for free over on the GDC Vault.
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