At the GDC last week, Xbox’s Women in Gaming held its annual luncheon. Instead of the usual gift bags for attendees, Microsoft made a $10,000 donation to the nonprofit Girls Who Code education organization. This was based on feedback from event attendees last year.
After those four excellent talks, we took a moment to share a video about the Girls Who Code nonprofit organization. I shared that – thanks to feedback we’ve heard from event attendees last year – Women in Gaming decided to forego the gift bags normally given to attendees and instead made a $10,000 donation to the organization. I was so pleased to have Salleha Chaudhry from Girls Who Code share more about what this contribution means to the organization and the future women of our industry, as well as hear from Knef, who was a recent Girls Who Code graduate.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer then gave some parting words about the huge growth of the Women in Gaming Luncheon as well as his own passion for diversity in the industry. I’ve had many conversations with him in the past and I know these efforts are very important to him.
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