Gambling and gambling jobs have long been a realm of men. However, female presence has slowly been rising in the industry in the recent past, thanks to the promotional activities of various individuals and organizations. The Women in Gaming Award events is the most principal among all the activities that are being conducted to promote women in the gambling world.
Women in Gaming
The Women in Gaming awards aim at highlighting the exceptional contribution put forward by women working in the industry. It also targets at projecting these women as role models for others to follow and to highlight the career opportunities that await them in land-based and online gaming industry. This year’s Women In Gaming awards was held on June 6 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in London, hosted by Clever Duck Media. The event, which was in support of Breakthrough breast cancer charity, was attended by almost 120 luminaries from the betting industry.
Organizer of the event, Colin Thompson, said it is important to emphasize the contribution of women in the male-dominated industry, especially in business. She also appreciated the amount of commitment shown by Hodan Fourie of PokerStars towards the industry.
The most prestigious award, the Pride of the Year, was shared by Hodan Fouri and Michaela Michaylova from Unibet for their outstanding contribution, innovative approach and success in making themselves an inspiration for other women to shed the myths about the industry and to choose a career in it.
Many other awards such as Star of the Future, Hidden Talent of the Year and Innovator of the Year were also given away in the presence of distinguished members of the industry during the event. Unibet COO Britt Boeslov, said the calibre of women influencers in the industry blew her away and such an event was inevitable to break the gender barrier in the industry and for it to grow.
Apart from the awards, the gala became a platform for networking, opportunities and resources for both female and male professionals alike to diversify and confer their networks. With the commitment and promise displayed by women in gambling, the industry may soon get balanced in terms of gender parity.