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From the Trenches: Moving the Diversity Needle in Community Management

Regina Walton (Community Manager/Executive Director, Toyota Motor North America/SFTech4Good)

Linda Carlson (Community Consultant, Visionary Realms, ModSquad)

Kyle Gaddo (Community Manager, Escapist Magazine, Enthusiast Gaming)

Winter Mullenix (Freelance Community Consultant, Giant Space Monster)

Deborah Oyeyinka (Social Media and Community Manager, Multiplay/Unity)

Location: Room 3005, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Community Management Summit

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Gamers cover a wonderful and diverse range of humanity, and their CMs need to reflect that diversity too. This will be a discussion featuring diverse community managers who all work or have previously worked in gaming. The speakers will talk about how they do their work and what they think are ways to improve the numbers. Topics covered by the speakers include: how they do their jobs as community managers, how to bring your full-self to work, how to get qualified candidates successfully through the
interview pipeline, and how to make sure diverse candidates want to stay once they've joined your team.

Takeaway

The goal is to have everyone who is interested make a commitment in the session to take decisive steps towards understanding more about why diversity in community management is important and valuable to your game's ecosystem.

Intended Audience

Anyone and everyone interested in what it's like to work in gaming as a diverse community manager and those who are interested in helping change the ratio when it comes to representation in community management. Community managers along with hiring managers, sourcers, recruiters, and other team members are welcome.