The group was created to support, highlight and address the issue of women currently working in the interactive industry, as well as encourage more women and girls to consider a career in the games sector.
SWIG will be holding regular meetings around the country, moving between Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the very near future.
Maxine Dodds, founder of SWIG has already started talking to the media, a well as the various public sector organisations in Scotland and the other groups and networks around the country, including IGDA Scotland,the Scottish Games Network, BAFTA In Scotland and Skills Development Scotland.
Tomorrow’s meeting is free to attend and is designed to identify and prioritise the issues the group will address. Everyone’s welcome to attend – even those of a male persuasion – and participate in the discussion.
If you’re involved in the interactive sector and will be in Dundee tomorrow, please try to make it along. Diversity within the games industry is a global issue and Scotland can take the lead in working to make the games sector a far more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. That way, we all win.