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Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch

CEO, Silicon Sisters Interactive Inc.

Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch is the CEO of Silicon Sisters Interactive, a female focused studio building top quality games for women and girls. Launched in May 2010, the studio has successfully introduced a tween series called School26 to iO/S, Android, PC and Mac. The studio is currently working on a Romance series of Casual Games called “Everlove”.

Bailey Gershkovitch frequently speaks at Conferences on a wide range of issues including: women in games, change management, and emerging video game markets. She is a founder of Women in Games Vancouver, a past board member of the Canadian Video Game Awards and Advisory Board member of GDC Canada, and an active member of “GameChangeHERS” a group of women gaming executives bringing change to the industry.

Why Being a Woman Working in the Gaming Biz Gets Ugly

Just when I think I've come to place of being comfortable in the video game industry, something happens that has made me question what I'm doing here. I'm talking about the harassment and hatred directed at feminist media critic and gamer Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is experiencing a hostility that many women in the games industry have experienced to varying degrees for many years. And it's ugly.
07/10/2012 12:17 EDT