About Women in Games Finland Ry
Women in Games Finland is a non-profit organisation for everyone looking to improve diversity and inclusiveness within the games industry.
Our goal since 2011 has been to attract more diverse talent to the games industry as contributors, employees, and founders in Finland. Today, our goal is still the same – but we’ve grown from a network of women into an actual non-profit organisation to support minorities in games on a broader spectrum.
There are more career opportunities than ever within the games industry, and it’s only going to grow even bigger. Still, only 20 percent of the people working within the Finnish games industry are women. According to the Developer Satisfaction Survey by International Game Developers Association, the industry is dominated by cis males (74 percent), white/caucasian/Europeans (61 percent), and heterosexuals (81 percent).
Yet we have plenty of women and/or transgender people, people of color, and non-heterosexuals out there looking to work within games. Our role is to make them feel included and seen. Our job is to enable equal opportunities for everyone.
What we do
Women in Games Finland’s organises networking events, workshops, and mentorship opportunities. Our activities also include other forms of sharing information, connections, and training to our members.
WiGfi also maintains Women in Games Finland group on Facebook and shares resources and information about diversity within games and technology through its channels.
Anyone can apply the Women in Games Finland membership regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age, financial situation, or body and functionality.