Two female-driven powerhouses have joined forces for the power of video game good.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) and Women in Games International (WIGI) have teamed up to encourage future female video game developers with a new patch to earn! The Boy Scouts already have such a badge, so it’s about time that the girls had a chance.
“Our ultimate goal is to create a STEM-aligned video game badge for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America,” said Amy Allison, vice president at WIGI. “Creating this badge will get young girls excited in technology and science and let them know that they, too, can have a career in the video game industry.”
This is exciting news for the bright young women of Los Angeles who may be thinking of a career in gaming or maybe never even thought of it till now. And since the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles have already introduced over 40,000 girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), it only makes sense to offer a future in video games.
GSGLA Chief Executive Officer Lise Luttgens agrees.
“Girl Scouts has a long history of developing pioneers in the fields of science and technology, so we are excited about collaborating with Women in Games International to ignite girls’ interests in STEM-related subjects.”
WIGI’s patch will use Gamestar Mechanic, E-line’s development tool used for the National STEM Video Game Challenge. E-line has agreed to help Women in Games International provide a custom-tailored program to meet all of the Girl Scout patch requirements.
With this news, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is now a pioneer in the push for equality in video game development and we couldn’t be prouder!
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