Women in Esports, an initiative created by not-for-profit organisation British Esports, has bolstered its committee with seven new members.
The initiative continues to improve representation and diversity in the esports and gaming industry, which is what the new appointees will also focus on.
The seven women represent some of the leading companies within the esports industry, such as EXCEL, ESL FACEIT Group, Story Mob and NSE. The new committee members also have varied experience across a range of esports industry sectors, such as talent management, content creation and brand strategy, among others.
The new committee members (as of November 2022) include Giulia Zecchini, ESL FACEIT Group’s Commercial Strategy Director, Leah Alexandra, a content creator at EXCEL, and Story Mob’s EMEA Managing Director, Karen Low.
Among the list is also 2022 ESI Hall of Famer Dominika Szot, who is currently the Head of Brand Strategy at data platform GRID Esports. Women in Esports’ new members also include Operations Executive Jasmine Hong (British Esports), Talent Executive Becks Donaldson (DotXTalent) and Senior Partnerships Manager Becky Wright (NSE).
The new members join Women in Esports’ existing committee, taking the total to 17. Esports Insider’s Head of Media, Morgan Ashurst, is the committee’s Chair. Not long ago, Women in Esports was awarded the ‘Most Inclusive Esports Initiative’ at the Women in Games Global Awards, for helping bring change through various events and activations.
One of the organisation’s most recent events was the Lioness Cup, an ongoing esports tournament designed exclusively for women and marginalised genders. Apart from advocating for diversity in esports through its Women in Esports initiative, British Esports is also committed to delivering growth of esports education in the UK and beyond.
The organisation has already taken steps to achieve this goal, specifically through the appointment of Kalam Neale as its Head of Education and the opening of a National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC) in Sunderland, earlier this year.