Scheurle will replace the outgoing Cat Wendt as she steps down from the position as chair.
The IGDA WiG SIG (Special Interest Group) is an active community with the backing of the IGDA internationally and has for a number of years, provided women with resources, connections and support across the globe
2018 will be dedicated to re-organising the structure of the SIG with a planned task force of talented women who will contribute to bringing support services and resources to the community. More announcements on this will follow during the year.
Speaking with Develop Pacific, Jeniffer said, “I’ve been looking for a while to get more involved into the doings of the IGDA overall and give back to the community – being offered the chair role for the Women in Games SIG is an incredible opportunity to do so, especially continuing and building on the work that has been done by the previous chairs and committee. I have many plans and thoughts on how the WiG SIG can contribute to the ongoing fight for women’s recognition in our industries and I’m excited to get to work with a focus on support, women’s success and intersectionality!”
In addition to the leadership change, the group has revealed that their roundtable submission in collaboration with the IGDA Foundation has been accepted for GDC 2018. The one hour roundtable will discuss the state of Women in Games within the industry and open up the forum to attendants to share thoughts and ideas. It will be held on Friday March 23 from 11:30AM – 12:30PM in the South Hall (Street Level – Room 105).