Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) want to see more female representation across the industry. We advocate and aim for 40:40:20 gender representation at industry events. This is not just in attendance, but on stage delivering keynotes, sessions and/or participating on panels. This requires a 360 degree approach – we need you to get involved:
- Join our database of female speakers please fill out this form.
- Partner with us for your event please email email@example.com
- Finding female speakers
- Assisting develop pipeline of female speakers
WGHA will work with event and conference organisers in an effort to give more visibility to the great diversity of talent that we have among women working in the gaming and hospitality industries.
41% females at AGE in 2019 – a global first!
We partnered with Asia Gaming Brief at the Australasia Gaming Expo hosted by Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) and reached 41% female representation on stage presenting.
Developing the pipeline
We partnered with Beacon Events to provide coaching sessions to emerging speakers at the Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia Conference to assist build pipeline of speakers. This program allowed women to:
- See other speakers in action;
- Develop networks with established and emerging speakers;
- Increase female audience participation and;
- Enhance professional development through facilitated reflections.
The emerging speakers were coached by a WGHA volunteer who was also a certified Gallup Strengths Coach. The coach facilitated group discussion to extract and enhance the learnings from the conference speakers.
The emerging speakers were then given the opportunity to present on stage in the 12 months after the conference and coaching, building the pipeline to ensure the future is 40:40:20.
Every month we have a Q&A with a female in our industry. See our blog for more. This allows us to showcase meaningful careers and highlight women’s achievements in our industry.
To nominate for a female feature please complete this form:
For more information about why visibility of women at events is important, please download a copy of ‘Gender Balance at Every Forum, Male Champions of Change’.