The event concluded with Ann Hurley, Sales Manager with Pole To Win Europe and Monika Siejka (an educator from France) being inducted into the European Women in Games Hall of Fame. Ann and Monika were two of the Top 5 contenders that were nominated for this year’s European Women in Games Hall of Fame sponsored by Electronic Arts. This prestigious award is voted for by the supporters of Women in Games Jobs and is part of the celebration of the achievements of women working in the games industry. It recognizes women for their accomplishments within their fields and appreciates them for their contribution to the industry, the support they have provided to others during their successful careers and for being an inspiration to others.
“Ann is the consummate professional, leading from the front, demanding high standards and pushing everyone around her to reach their potential. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the games business is extraordinary and contagious, she naturally offers motivation and support and has acted as a mentor to many, to help them achieve their ambitions. Without Ann, the games industry would be a very different place and would be a lot less fun. She is utterly inspirational and a fantastic role model and has shaped the careers of many, including mine” according to Gina Jackson, Women in Games Jobs.
For Ann to be recognized is an honor for us at Pole To Win. We are proud to have her as a part of our team. She has been instrumental in expanding Pole To Win’s European presence over the last seven months and has contributed to some of our significant wins said Deborah Kirkham, COO Pole To Win, America Inc.
About Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ)
Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ) is a not for profit network that works to recruit more women into the online and video game industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking a career in games. It also campaigns to make the games industry a more attractive field for women, both for new entrants and to retain women already working in the industry.
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