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Use the GDC 2021 Session Viewer to browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule directly within the event platform, once live early July 2021. All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Not Everything is On Fire All The Time: Making Healthy Workplace Culture a Reality

Anita Sarkeesian  (Executive Director, Feminist Frequency)

Mitu Khandaker  (CEO, Glow Up Games)

Justin Britch  (Head of Development, Obsidian Entertainment)

Eve Crevoshay  (Executive Director, Take This)

Date: Friday, July 23

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: I acknowledge GDC 2021 is an all-digital event and commit to participating virtually.

This session will be a conversation between leaders at various size companies about their successes and challenges at creating human-centered workplaces with strong values, and why that matters. Panelists will share how to live and integrate a company's values, the benefits of vulnerability in leadership, and learning how to be flexible with stressors, milestones, and constant feelings of urgency, i.e. not everything is on fire all the time.


Attendees will have the opportunity to learn different models of human centered workplace management such as how to encourage workplace vulnerability and openness, how to really hear your employees needs, how to be flexible even when it's hard.

Intended Audience

This talk is meant for managers and leaders who are seeking better tools for building an empathetic approach to managing employees, a positive company culture, and support for their employees.