‘Shining a light on Diverse Women within the gaming industry,’ is the theme of this year’s Women in Gaming initiative developed and organised by Clarion and sponsored by the South Africa-based Zamani Holdings, the parent company under which Ithuba, the SA National Lottery Operator Functions.
The campaign is running throughout August which is designated Women’s Month in South Africa and will culminate in a networking breakfast being held at ICE Africa and featuring leading women gaming executives from across the international landscape.
Women’s Month takes place every year and commemorates the 20,000+ women who marched on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws.
Clarion Gaming is promoting the role of women within the industry via the #womendiverse social media campaign alongside a series of empowering interviews with women associated with this year’s edition of ICE Africa, including: Christina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founder, All-in-Diversity; Amne Suedi, Principal, Shikana Law Group – Tanzania; and, Qhinaphi Sitsila, General Manager, Casino Association Of South Africa.
Explaining the significance of the campaign Alexandra Hamilton-Tomlinson, Marketing Manager responsible for the promotion of ICE Africa, said Clarion Gaming and the ICE brand looks to position itself as a leader in diversity and inclusion and we wanted to put our support behind this fantastic commemoration of women in Africa.
“This year’s celebration of Women In Gaming highlights the contributions made by inspirational and motivational women to the gaming ecosystem on the continent of Africa. The women that we are featuring come from all sectors of the industry and the nations that ICE Africa supports including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – to name just a few.”