Supporting an inclusive culture for game developers

What is GEM?

GEM, the Game Empowerment Movement, is a south Swedish games industry initiative created to empower the regional game development industry to become an equal and inclusive place where everyone’s voice will be heard. 

Supporting and empowering female game developers in southern Sweden.

Supporting game studios in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Creating a space for developers with lived experience of being perceived and met as women.

Who is GEM?

What does GEM do?

GEM runs events, talks, workshops, mentorship programs, and more. Much of what happens as part of GEM are initiated and hosted by studios in the region. Here are some examples of what GEM does:

Lectures with industry professionals for motivation and inspiration

Workshops and training to hone individual skills

Fun events to make new connections and socialize

Mentorship program to give or get support

GEM Week, an annual week highlighting diversity, equality, and inclusion in games

Many of GEM's events and activities are open to everyone, while some are limited to women working in or looking to work in games. By women, we mean anyone identifying as woman, trans woman, transitioning woman, and non-binary with the lived experience of being met and perceived as woman.

How do I get involved?

So glad you asked! GEM is all about community, and we can’t do that without, well… you! May it be as a volunteer, mentor, speaker, or any other kind of supporter – we’d love for more people to be part of GEM!

Want to collaborate?

We recognize that inclusion and diversity are multifaceted issues, and that safe spaces for all marginalized groups in the games industry is important. We are therefore a supporting ally to other organizations and initiatives that also work with these issues! We’re always open for input and collaborations on our mission to make our games community and industry equal, diverse and safe for everyone. Please reach out if you are an individual or an organization with ideas on how we can work together!

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GEM visual brand identity by Talía Gual.

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