MCV’S Women in Games Awards Shortlist

The 4th Annual MCV’s Women in Games Awards is fast approaching, so we thought we would give the shortlist a well-deserved shout out – there are many categories to cover (some new).

The awards will take place tomorrow (11th May) at Facebook’s offices – Rathbone Square, it’s going to be an unforgettable night with SOME of the most amazing women in the gaming industry;

Rising Star of The Year – Development Award

Iva Bacvarova – Producer; Good Catch Games
Lara Coulson – Junior Game Designer; Ubisoft Reflections
Laura Dodds – Art Director; Dream Reality Interactive
Connie Duffy – Communications and Marketing Assistant; Ground Shatter LTD.
Steph McStea – QA Analyst; Team17
Vicky Potts – Co-Founder; White Pot Studios

 Creative Impact Award

Simay DInc – Game Producer; Recontact: Instanbul.
Anna Hollinrake – Senior Artist; Dream Reality Interactive

Emily Knox – Level Designer; Sumo Digital LTD.
Olha Troiekurova – Lead UI Artist; Creative Assembly.
Andria Warren – Director of Art Production; Rare LTD.
Lily Zhu – Lead Environment Artist; Splash Damage.

Rising Star of the Year – Business Award

Lucy Barnwell – Account Executive; Warner Home Entertainment UK
Louise Chamberlain – Producer; Triangular Pixels
Gemma Cooper – Associate PR Manager; Creative Assembly
Laura Durrant – Communications Executive; Jagex
Katy Ellis – Marketing Strategist; Chucklefish
Anne-Lou Grosbois Favreau – Product manager; PQube
Ria Patel – Community Executive; Square Enix
Anita Wong – Account Manager; Indigo Pearl

Business Woman of the Year

Korina Abbott – Video Game Marketing & PR Consultant; Kinetic Atom
Helen Burnill – Commercial director; Mediatonic
Sara Grover – Head of Marketing; WB Games UK
Louise Marchant – Group Marketing Manager; Ubisoft Entertainment
Alex Moyet – SNR International Marketing Manager; Activision
Kirsty Rigden – Development Director; FuturLab
Kat Osman – Team director/ MD; Lick PR

Journalist of the Year

Alice Bell – Editor; Videogamer
Louise Blain – Producer; Dialect Inc
Hannah Dwan – Freelance journalist; Freelance
Sarah Hadley – Co-editor; Everybody Plays
Danielle Partis – Editor; Steel Media
Chella Ramanan – Freelance writer; Freelance and Glbiz
Jen Simpkins – Deputy editor; Edge

 Influencer of the Year

Hollie Bennett – PlayStation access Channel Manager; PlayStation UK
An Coppens – Consultant; Gamification Nation
Alice Liguori – Channel Editor; PCGamesN
Hannah Rutherford – Video Producer; Yogscast
Fiona Smith – Streamer; Cyborg Angel

Esports Woman of the Year

Mary Antieul – Senior Partnerships and Esports Manager; BELONG (GAME)
Heather Dower –  Marketing & Communications Manager; ESL
Kirsty Endfield – Founder; Swipe Right PR
Yvonne Hobden –  Consumer Marketing Lead at HP UK; Omen
Jasmine Kanuga – Esports Tournament Manager; Multiplay/ ESL/ Dreamhack
Caroline Oakes – Business Development; ESL

Career Mentor of the Year

Jodie Azhar – Lead Technical Artist; Creative Assembly
Deborah Farley – Head of Talent and Outreach; UK Games Talent and Finance CIC
Ann Hurley – Head of Games Business Development; Testronic
Deborah Mensah-Bonsu – Community & Content Manager; Space Ape Games
Tara Saunders – Head of Studio Operations; PlayStation London Studio
Charlene Sharp – Lecturer; Staffordshire University
Lizzie Wilding – VP Publishing; Dovetail Games

Games Campaigner of the Year

Lucy Boxall – Studio Communications Manager; Creative Assembly
Rosa Carbo-Mascarell – Co-Founder; Games For The Many
Danic Manojlovic – Product Manager; CD Media
Melissa Phillips – Freelance Event Producer; BAFTA
Emma Smith – Talent Manager; Creative Assembly
Michelle Tilley – Senior Release Manager; Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Outstanding Contribution

Cat Channon – Director of International Communications; Warner Bros
Jessica Curry – Studio Head; The Chinese Room
Keza Macdonald – Games Editor; The Guardian
Thalita Malago – Managing Director; AESVI

But the fantastic line-up of strong inspirational women who will be present doesn’t end there! The event itself is being hosted by none other than Dr. Jo Twist OBE – who leads the trade body at UKIE – The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, which represents the games and interactive entertainment industry that aims to support, grow and promote the sector to make the UK the best place in the world to make and sell games.

If you are fortunate enough to be attending then we hope you have a fantastic night and for all those that have been shortlisted – we hope you celebrate ALL your success as you should.

Added By: 4Gamers | Date Added: 10th May 2018

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