NASEF and the*gameHERs Collaborate to Build DEI of Girls and Women in EsportsJan 24, 2022
(Atlanta, GA – January 24, 2022)— As esports continues to grow as a hobby, professional pursuit, and industry, creating an atmosphere of inclusion is vital at all levels and for all ages. To that end, NASEF (North America Scholastic Esports Federation) and the gameHERs are partnering to jointly develop impactful content and programming for girls in the high school esports space.
NASEF has always emphasized its core values of learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect in its programs and through its code of conduct. NASEF continually strives to go beyond mere rhetoric and work towards tangible impact; this partnership is a significant step.
The*gameHERs launched in 2020 by building a community and media platform for women in gaming and by hosting the*gameHERs awards. In 2021, the*gameHERs collegiate and the*gameHERs app were launched. The organization is looking forward to creation of unique content for women in gaming, including high schoolers who participate in NASEF programs. Their goal is to reach as many women and girls who game as possible.
Rebecca Brock Dixon, founder and CEO, said, “the*gameHERs is thrilled to be partnering with NASEF as we explore the value that our organization can bring to high school girls. NASEF's mission of providing opportunities to all students, with a focus on education, community and esports, as a job pipeline is very much aligned with the*gameHERs focus on providing opportunities to women and girls in gaming.”
“Billions of women around the world are gamers. the*gameHERs experience in building community among those women will help NASEF shape content and programs for high school students, so they can enjoy a positive gaming environment and prepare for careers in and out of the esports industry,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF.
The gameHERs is a media platform, social networking community and lifestyle brand for women who game and work in the gaming industry. Of the billions of gamers in the world, half are women. The majority of women experience harassment, hate and toxicity while gaming simply for being women. Because of this, many women gamers long for an easy way to find other women to meet and game with based on shared experiences. With our first of its kind women-led social networking and game matchmaking app, coupled with our community generated content, the*gameHERs amplifies women in the gaming space and enables them to easily and safely find other women to socialize and game with.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. NASEF operates under the umbrella of the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation (WWSEF). Find NASEF at NASEF.org and on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
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