Girl Scout Patch
LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2013) – Women in Games International (WIGI) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) announced today they are working together to create the first video game patch for Girl Scouts. WIGI, hopes the patch will serve as the first step toward creating a nationally recognized Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) badge. Both GSGLA and WIGI hope the initiative will give Girl Scouts an incentive to pursue an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, and show them possible career options in the video game industry.
WIGI’s patch will use Gamestar Mechanic, E-line’s development tool used for the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Their platform and curriculum for game design has already helped more than 350,000 youth. E-line will help WIGI provide a tailored STEM-aligned program to meet all of the Girl Scout patch requirements.
WIGI and GSGLA are working together to accommodate patch workshop requests and to train interactive entertainment industry professionals in the Los Angeles area to guide girls through the patch program.
“Our ultimate goal is to create a STEM-aligned video game badge for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America,” said Amy Allison, vice president at WIGI. “Creating this badge will get young girls excited in technology and science and let them know that they, too, can have a career in the video game industry.”
“Girl Scouts has a long history of developing pioneers in the fields of science and technology, so we are excited about collaborating with Women in Games International to ignite girls’ interests in STEM-related subjects,” said Lise Luttgens, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles chief executive officer.
For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact WIGI Vice President Amy Allison at: email@example.com.
D-L-C events (D=drinks, L=lectures, C=community) are held quarterly and move WIGI's mission forward to create a community interested and involved in the game industry. D-L-C events offer educational panels/lectures that inspire our members (those new to industry and established professionals). Afterward, please join us to network over cocktails.
WAM - Women and Men
On the first Monday of every month please join local video game and related industry folks at a monthly networking event. The party runs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with extended Happy Hour pricing!
Eat, drink and socialize with old friends and new. Bring your business cards! WIGI promotes networking and career building for everyone in the video game industry, women and men.
Los Angeles: Busby's West 3110 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404 310-828-4567. Busby's is located on the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard just a few blocks west of Centinela. Street parking at meters is available.
San Francisco: The fourth Tuesday of every month we will meet at Julian’s Billiard Club in the city. 101 4th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103
Women in Games International sponsors GameMentorOnline, the first-of-its-kind online mentorship program for the international games industry.
Designed to serve students and professionals, men and women alike, GameMentorOnline has been carefully developed to meet the growing need for peer-to-peer mentorship support in games.
Sign up now to be a mentor or a protegé here: http://gmo.chronus.com/p/main/about
IGDA Women in Games SIG Speakers Bureau
Women in Games International and the IGDA Women in Games Special Interest Group often has the chance to recommend speakers for conferences around the world. To that end, the IGDA WIG SIG has created a Speakers Bureau that lists speakers in alphabetical order and provides their bio and three areas of expertise.
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