Alongside today’s announced return and expansion of the successful diversity initiative, The Working Lunch, CEO Ally McLean will speak at the upcoming TEDx Sydney show this May.
Aiming to “inch closer to moving the needle on representation in the games industry.” The Working Lunch Program connects mentees with expert mentors ranging from game developers, journalists, communications experts, lawyers, and finance managers over a year-long program of seminars, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring.
In 2018, Alley was also co-creator of the inaugural NEXT Exhibit at PAX AUS, which saw six diverse games hand-picked from almost 100 applicants worldwide, which were then shown at PAX Australia. The games covered a range of topics including mental health, sexuality, gender and more, there to highlight what games can do for underrepresented people in our world.
For all her incredible work and achievements, McLean won three awards at the 2018 Women in Games awards for Creative Impact, Campaigner of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement.
When looking at the theme of this years TEDxSydney, it’s no surprise McLean is among the list of talented speakers; “Legacy. What have we been left with? What are we doing with what we’ve been left with? What will we leave behind?”, as written on the TEDxSydney event’s page.
TEDx is a ticketed event, be sure to get your tickets in time for the event this May, tickets and more information is available on the TEDxSydney events page.