Women In Games Awards: The Finalists

The finalists of this year’s Women in Games Awards have been announced, with almost 50 individuals in the running for the accolades presented by MCV and WIGJ.

The news comes following the announcement of the Top 30 Women in Games earlier this week, with all of the winners and finalists being celebrated at the awards event on Thursday May 19th at the Hamyard Hotel, London.

For more information, click here.

Without further ado, the finalists are…


Jodie Azhar – Lead Technical Artist, Creative Assembly

Sophie Densham – Community/Communications Officer, UKIE

Amy-Marie Graves – Community Executive, Square Enix

Kate Gray – Video Producer, Gamespot

Jessica Hughes – National Account Manager, Warner Home Entertainment

Dorottya Kollo – UI Artist/Designer, Splash Damage

Waiyn Lau – Technical Artist, Splash Damage

Becky Lavender – Engineer, Playtonic

Jill McKnight – National Account Manager, Warner Home Entertainment

Karen Stanley – Environment Artist, Sony London Studios


Debbie Bestwick –MD, Team 17

Angela Dickson – Sales Director, Activision

Louise Gaynor – COO, Target Media

Sam Glasscoe – Business Unit Controller, Warner Home Entertainment

Charlotte Knight – UK Retail MD, GAME

Veronique Lallier – VP European Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios

Caroline Miller – MD, Indigo Pearl

Kat Osman – MD, Lick PR

Vicki Peggs – MD, Universally Speaking

Ella Romanos – Founder, Altara Games


Katherine Bidwell – Co-Founder, State of Play

Michelle Chuang – Co-Founder, Super Solid

Jessica Curry – Composer/Co-Founder, The Chinese Room

Meg Jayanth – Writer

Nina Kristensen – Co-Founder, Ninja Theory

Dr Romana Ramzan – Game Design Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Siobhan Reddy – Co-Founder, Media Molecule

Helana Santos – Technical Director, Modern Dream

Timea Tabori – Engine Programmer, Rockstar North

Catherine Woolley – Senior Games Designer, Creative Assembly


Rose Buahin – Head of Trade Marketing, PlayStation

Ann Hurley – Head of Games Business Development, Testronic

Diane Hutchinson – Founder, Girlgamersuk

Samantha Kingston – Co-Founder, Virtual Umbrella/VR Girls UK

Tanya Laird – Mentor/Advisor/Lecturer – Digital Jam

Katherine Parrott – Games Buyer, Argos

Clair Radford – Sony Brand Manager, Centresoft

Kerry Turner – Founder, Make Play Code

Michelle Tilley – Internal Test Team, PlayStation


Emily Britt – GamesAid

Cat Channon – GamesAid

Anna Harakopoulos – ninetysixgames.com

Gina Jackson – Next Gen Skills Academy

Lynne Kilpatrick – DCMS

Kirsty Payne – SpecialEffect


Jude Ower MBE – Founder, Playmob

Rhianna Pratchett – Scriptwriter

Giselle Stewart OBE – Director of Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft

Dr Jo Twist – CEO, UKIE

Noirin Carmody – COO – Revolution (and UKIE Chair)

The MCV Women In Games event takes place at the Hamyard Hotel, London on Thursday May 19th. Tickets are priced at just 49 and are available by clicking here.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Lesley McDiarmid (lmdiarmid@nbmedia.com) or Conor Tallon (ctallon@nbmedia.com) to find out more.

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