Executive Director, ESA Foundation
As the next generation of game makers emerge I would tell them that they have a great opportunity to follow their passion, to enter a better, more accepting work culture than others before them — it's not perfect, many things in life aren't, but with their contributions, they will make it better.
Look past the hurdles, past the objections, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't.
Co-Founder of Smash Sisters
Being in the competitive Smash Bros. Melee community has introduced me to people I'd never have met otherwise. The diversity of the players is unparalleled: I've made friends of all ages from around the world, whom have unique backgrounds and stories. The breadth of these friendships has certainly shaped my understandings of people and thus, my ability to empathize.