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Women in Games Ambassadors at Keywords Studios: Nicole Closson

Are there specific industry issues you would like to address in your activities as an ambassador?

There is no specific industry issue I hope to address, but I strive to build a strong, safe, and collaborative community where women can learn and grow with each other. Brilliant things happen when women feel empowered and comfortable being themselves.

Have you noticed any signs of progress in the industry since you started, in terms of the number of women in leadership roles?

Absolute! My boss is a prime example of this. She has worked through every stage of the Business Development role and now leads the entire global Business Development team here at Keywords. It’s women like her who pave the way for people like me in the industry. I am incredibly grateful that the person I want to be guides me every day.

What advice would you give to women considering a career in the video games industry?

Keep making friends. This industry, like all others, is small, so the more people you have by your side, the stronger and more confident you will become.