The organisation will no longer host an annual mixer, with plans to focus on directly supporting female developers across the state.
South Australia Women In Games have today announced that their annual networking event has been scraped in favour of broader support. The group's focus will now shift to raising funds to directly assist female developers across South Australia.
Emilia Chignola told MCV Pacific, "I am taking steps to lobby funds from state government and local council, moving away from the reliance of sponsored funds from local development studios."
Funds will be distributed to applicants on the basis of merit and can potentially be used for:
- Travel and accommodation costs related to industry events
- Passes to industry events
- Professional development activities
It is hoped this initiative will be rolled out by late Q3 or early Q4 this year.
The SA Women in Games quarterly meetups will however still continue as the community has relayed the benefit of these sessions.
Chignola added, "In the aim of fostering equality for all, it is my end goal for this initiative to not be restricted to only female identifying applicants and be open to all developers across SA."