Our eighth Playable Futures podcast sees us tackling what continues to be a prominent talking point within the industry - women in games.
Playable Futures presenter, Will Freeman, speaks to Shawne Benson, Global Head of Third Party Portfolio & Acquisitions at Sony Interactive Entertainment and Laila Shabir, Founder & CEO of Girls Make Games for episode eight of the podcast series Diva produces in partnership with UKIE and gamesindustry.biz.
Their conversation covers the path each woman took into the industry, and how their current projects will shape the future for games. Both share the view that welcoming people from different backgrounds and encouraging them to share their vision and experiences will ensure a bright, vibrant and, most importantly, diverse future for games.
At Diva we loved this episode, not least because we have a serious amount of female talent at every level of the company and, even then, our EDEC steering group is on a constant mission to keep us honest and strive to put equitable opportunities front and centre as we develop as an agency. Hop over to our friends at gamesindustry.biz to listen to the episode for yourself.
The Playable Futures Podcast accompanies Playable Futures, a collection of insights, interviews and articles from global games leaders sharing their visions of where the industry and medium will go next. A series of ten articles so far have been published on GamesIndustry.biz, with more planned. Playable Futures is a collaborative project brought to you in partnership with GI.biz, UKIE and Diva. It is presented by Will Freeman, with audio production from the legend that is Keira Freeman.