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We Are is an initiative created by the ESA Foundation in partnership with Red Bull Media House designed to connect women with diverse backgrounds in the video games industry, to educate on the impact of women in the community and the legacy they have achieved, and to inspire new voices and talent to contribute passionately to video games.

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#WeAre: Changing the Game

We can empower each other and inspire the next generation to create a more diverse video game community through our voices. From inspirational profiles of women in video games to sharing moments about why we all love video games, check out this blog for the stories of the vibrant and multifaceted community.

Janina Gavankar: Actress, Gamer, and Innovator

She’s more than an actress; Janina Gavankar has a history in music, technology, and gaming to pair with her roles in film and television. Best known for her performances as True Blood’s Luna Garza and The League’s Shiva, Janina is likewise recognized for her role as Iden Versio in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Aside from providing voices for characters in Far Cry 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn, Janina has also made impressive strides in technology, creating multiple platforms for artists of all kinds to showcase their work and discuss ideas.

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E3 2018 - Small Studios, Big Ideas

It’s no secret that making games can be stressful. Managing a game development studio can also be tricky, especially for independent developers. The ESA’s We Are Movement invited four female leaders in indie game development to discuss these challenges, and explain how they use their work to bring positivity to a creatively taxing environment where women’s leadership isn’t always the norm.

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We Are Announces E3 2018 Booth and Programming

We Are’s upcoming E3 2018 appearance will feature a booth on the show floor with a variety of programming and entertainment, including live talks, a photo exhibition featuring women in the video game industry, an arcade, custom merchandise benefiting the ESA Foundation's mission, a Facebook video activation, and more. We Are invites all E3 attendees to come explore what makes the video game industry so vibrant and diverse at Booth #823 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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