Celebrating the Women of Wired!

March 08, 2021

Celebrating the Women of Wired!

Happy International Women's Day, 2021!

March 8th marks International Women's Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Therefore, today we are celebrating the incredible women of Wired, and all of the women in our wider Wired family - including the developers we love and characters they have created. 

Today we interviewed the wonderful women of Wired to celebrate their achievements, whilst allowing them to share their key insights into the game industry.

As well as this, Wired are committed to this years campaign theme for International Women's Day, 'Choose to Challenge'. We choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, with the hope of creating an inclusive world for all. 

The Women of Wired

Anastasia:

What is your current role at Wired Productions, what are your main day to day responsibilities?

I am the Public Relations and Marketing Executive at Wired Productions. My main responsibility is Russian and CIS PR, so I work with Russian journalists and outlets, influencers and run the RU social media for Wired. This year, I have started working in global PR.

How long have you been working at Wired Productions?

I have worked for Wired for two years. 

What attracted you to the gaming industry and Wired Productions? 

I have played video games since I was six years old. I like the idea of games, new worlds, fantasy, and the opportunity to become a part of it.  The game industry helps people to fight stress, become a part of their dreams, find inspiration or find themselves, and I am proud to be a part of it. Wired is not just a company, it is a family of kind people, who love all their projects and I like the way we work. 

Anything else you would like to add? 

Do not be afraid and do not think that this is just a "man's" industry. There are a lot of clever, creative, and hardworking women who try their best to make wonderful games. 

Tegan:  

What is your current role at Wired Productions, what are your main day to day responsibilities?

Public Relations Executive. My role is extremely varied, although I primarily work in public relations I also help with marketing, streaming, video creation and social media! No two days are ever the same, which makes my job role very interesting. 

How long have you been working at Wired Productions?

I am new to Wired, having only been working here for just over a month now, and I have settled into the role of Public Relations Executive nicely.

What attracted you to the gaming industry and Wired Productions? 

I have always loved video games from a young age, so it has always been a dream of mine to work in the Video Game Industry. I had followed Wired for a number of years on social media, so I was eagerly awaiting a job role to be advertised that I was well suited to. Additionally, seeing the work Wired does with Safe in Our World and advocating for mental health was important to me because it is a cause care greatly about too. 

What advice would you give to other women trying to get into the games industry and your job role?

Never give up! Spend time researching the job role you want, look at the career paths of people in those roles, see what you can do to improve and build upon the experience you have. Do not be afraid to apply for roles even if they seem a little outside of your experience level.

Anything else you would like to add? 

I am lucky to work alongside some amazing women in the gaming industry, I am inspired by you all every day! Let us continue to lift each other up and celebrate each other's achievements. 

Mei: 

What is your current role at Wired Productions, what are your main day to day responsibilities?

Financial Controller. Everything to do with finance, accounts, daily data entry and reconciliations of bank sales and purchases. 

How long have you been working at Wired Productions?

I have been working at Wired Productions for six years as of this April. 

What attracted you to the gaming industry and Wired Productions? 

I do not know anything about games industry, I have never played a game in my life! I was recommended to Wired by the Auditors as I am good with MONEY!!! 

What advice would you give to other women trying to get into the games industry and your job role?

If you are keen on computer games then by all means dabble in it! As for my job role, you have to be numerical, and you must have a keen interest in financials. Above all, to be happy in Wired, you must be passionate about the job, and try to do your best all the time. 

Anything else you would like to add? 

Women can be just as good as men in any role...if not better!

#ChooseToChallenge

At Wired, we are striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose to show our commitment to challenging inequality, calling out bias, questioning stereotypes and forging an inclusive world. 

Choose to Challenge #ChooseToChallenge

Thank you to our amazing colleagues for committing to these goals!