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Letter From Lauren

Global Gaming Women welcomes GGB as official North American publication

Letter From Lauren

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Global Gaming Women (GGW) in the pages of Global Gaming Business magazine for the first time. Since its inception, Global Gaming Business has been a steadfast supporter of GGW, and we are thrilled to embark on the next phase of our collaboration.

As the official North American publication of GGW, each magazine issue will feature highlights from recent educational events and provide a platform for promoting upcoming initiatives. Our partnership underscores our commitment to advancing diversity and inclusivity within the gaming industry.

At GGW, we are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where women can thrive and excel. Through education, mentorship, and networking events, we aim to create opportunities for women to connect, learn, and grow together.

As we embark on this exciting journey with GGB, we look forward to sharing our stories, insights and successes with you, our valued readers. Together, we can drive positive change and build a more inclusive gaming industry for future generations.

Global Gaming Women

GGW was created in 2011 as a development program by the American Gaming Association to nurture emerging female leaders in the gaming industry.

Launched as an independent charitable organization in 2016, GGW delivers high-impact programs and events to women in the gaming industry. Today, GGW has over 7,000 active members and continues to offer educational programs, mentorship opportunities, and networking events globally.

Virtual Master Class

The GGW Virtual Master Class series is a member benefit that allows GGW members to stay connected, up their skills, and feel supported. These one-hour webinars are led by field experts on timely subjects and include a question-and-answer session. Members who are unable to attend the live session can view the recording anytime from the GGW website,

February 20: Falling in love with your calendar
March 19: LinkedIn as a marketing & networking tool
March 26: Women who advocate for DE&I
May 21: Susan Sotnick
June 18: Beth Walker
July 23: Cathryn Lai
August 20: Gina Rapaport
September 17: Lauren Westerfield
November 19: Rachel Kuhlen


GGW offers four separate programs that build an Educational Pyramid of core curriculum, business skills, and personal growth. Currently, our GGW Educational Opportunities are offered regionally throughout the United States. To learn more, visit the GGW website.


  • Foundations Conference: September 10-11 at River City Casino, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Leadership Conference: September 24-25 in Detroit, Michigan
  • W Conference: October 23-24 in Charles Town, West Virginia

June 13: GGW Adelaide, Australia Networking Event
June 20: Membership Mixer, Ellis Island Las Vegas
October 9: Kick Up Your Heels
October 10: Sip & Social Networking

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