Aug. 13, 2022

Women in Games: Creating a Pipeline

Women in Games: Creating a Pipeline

Today’s guests are Chantal-Denise Ortega, the Brand Partnerships Manager at Galaxy Racer North America, and HER Galaxy speaking from Mexico City. And Xinmiao Zhang who overseas game pipelines and projects at Tencent speaking from Shanghai, China.
Our dis...


Today’s guests are Chantal-Denise Ortega, the Brand Partnerships Manager at Galaxy Racer North America, and HER Galaxy speaking from Mexico City. And Xinmiao Zhang who manages game pipelines and projects at Tencent speaking from Shanghai, China.

Our discussion included:

How our guests became involved with esports and gaming plus with Women in Games

Women in Games:

  • The goals of the organization: “to encourage, empower, and inspire women to join the games industry”
  • The “Mothership” in the UK
  • The two messages: encouraging women to join the industry as well as to help them reach leadership positions

The Asia Chapter of Women in Games

  • What led to the founding of the chapter in Asia?
  • The organization structure and the regions covered by the chapter
  • What are the cultural differences between the west and Asia?
  • How does language impacts the work of the organization?
  • What games that are most popular with the female demographic?

The Ambassador Program

  • What is the Ambassador Program at Women in Games and what role does it play?
  • How have awards and events helped to promote the program?

Jobs

  • The status of women in the gaming industry in 2022 and the lack of role models
  • Creating a pipeline of women to reach leadership roles in the gaming industry
  • What is the Investment and Entrepreneurship Forum?

Olympics

  • Should the Olympics include esports in their official program?

Mobile:

  • Is mobile the future of esports in Asia or has that already been decided?

The future of Women in Games

 

Episode Webpage: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/15-women-in-games-creating-a-pipeline

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

Chantal-Denise Ortega is the Brand Partnerships Manager at Galaxy Racer North America and HER Galaxy. She also does consultancy for business development and partnerships in the area of gaming and esports. In 2019, she helped establish FIGHT Esports in Southeast Asia - running esports tournaments in the region both offline and online and establishing partnerships with game publishers and online platforms. Chantal joined W Coffee in 2020 and was appointed as a Women in Games WIGJ ambassador in 2021.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantaldeniseo/

Website: https://chantalortega.com/   

Miao Zhang is currently managing overseas game pipelines and projects at Tencent, based in Shanghai. She is devoted to promoting women’s leadership at companies and in society. Studied in China, US, and Italy, Xinmiao developed a strong interest in exploring the impact of cultures on different social groups and contributing to helping more women establish global minds. Besides, she also had experience in luxury fashion and management consulting.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xinmiao-zhang/

Website: https://www.womeningamesasia.org/about-1

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Chantal-Denise Ortega - Mexico Profile Photo

Chantal-Denise Ortega - Mexico

Partnerships Manager - Women in Games Asia, Brand Partnerships Manager - Galaxy Racer North America

Chantal-Denise Ortega is the Brand Partnerships Manager at Galaxy Racer North America and HER Galaxy. She also does consultancy for business development and partnerships in the area of gaming and esports. In 2019, she helped establish FIGHT Esports in Southeast Asia - running esports tournaments in the region both offline and online, and establishing partnerships with game publishers and online platforms. Chantal joined W Coffee in 2020, and was appointed as a Women in Games WIGJ ambassador in 2021.

Miao Zhang - China Profile Photo

Miao Zhang - China

Post-investment management

Xinmiao Zhang manages global game pipelines and projects at Tencent, based in Shanghai, China. She is devoted to promoting women's leadership at work and in society. She is also the partnership manager of Women in Games Asia Chapter.