Rachmaninoff and Mario: WIG SIG profiles programmer Kaitlyn Burnell

Kaitlyn Burnell is a video game programmer, Canadian, and Mathematician. Based in San Diego, she currently enjoys Starcraft 2, Magic the Gathering, and Heroes of the Storm. Originally posted January 17, 2014 Name: Kaitlyn Burnell Vocation: Senior Programmer Years of...
Read More

Not finished making things: Centipede co-creator Dona Bailey

In her professional life, Dona Bailey was a microprocessor programmer in the 1980s, and she is now a faculty member in the department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She enjoys writing and creating digital artifacts of all types....
Read More

Giving people hope: WIG SIG profiles composer Hayat Selim

Hayat Selim is a composer, sound designer, and singer-songwriter who hails from Cairo. She won the Young Talent Award for game music in 2016 in Hamburg. She has studied composition in MediaSoundHamburg as well as digital media engineering and technology. Name: Hayat...
Read More


The IGDA Women in Games (WIG) Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed to create a positive impact on the game industry with respect to gender balance in the workplace and the marketplace. The IGDA WIGSIG offers community, resources and opportunities to those already in the games industry, as well as people seeking to break into the business.

Get Involved

Be a part of the Women in Games community. Your involvement in our community brings us closer to the goal of building greater awareness amongst our peers and colleagues of relevant programs, issues and opportunities that serve to help diversify the state of game development.

Speaker Bureau

We’re consolidating a more diverse list of speakers for game development and tech events. Throw your hat into the ring by clicking here.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”