UK.- December 19th 2023 www.zonadeazar.com In its sixth year, iGB’s Most Influential Women has become a staple in the gaming calendar, celebrating women making significant impacts in their workplaces and the industry at large. Part one of the 2023 rundown introduces the first four women on this year’s list.
Welcome to the initial segment of our Most Influential Women rundown for 2023. Over the next three days, we’ll unveil the nominees who navigated our challenging longlisting and shortlisting processes to secure a spot in this year’s Top 10.
This year’s campaign kicked off shortly after the well-attended iGB L!VE 2023, with submissions open during July and August, coinciding with the Women’s World Cup. Christina Thakor-Rankin, co-founder of the All-In Diversity Project and one of iGB’s Most Influential Women of 2022, explored operators’ utilization of the Women’s World Cup opportunities in an all-female iGB L!VE issue.
After nominations closed, our esteemed panel evaluated how the nominees influenced the industry and their professional lives over the past year. The high standard of nominations made selecting the final Top 10 a challenging task.
Without further ado, here are the first four Most Influential Women of 2023, presented in no particular order. The remaining six nominees will be revealed over the next two days.
Founder, Better Change
Victoria Reed, nominated during Safer Gambling Week, heads Better Change, focusing on aligning safer gambling with day-to-day gambling business operations. Reed sees her nomination as a celebration of wider representation for Better Change and sustainable play, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and connection in the industry.
Partner, Harris Hagan
Bahar Alaeddini’s motivation stems from childhood adversity, instilling persistence and resilience. Facing challenges in her professional life, Alaeddini emphasizes the absence of a secret sauce for success, highlighting the need for work-life balance in fostering equity in gaming.
Deputy Chief Executive, GB Gambling Commission
Sarah Gardner, with 14 years at the Gambling Commission, reflects on gender equality initiatives, acknowledging a shift toward greater parity in the workplace. Gardner encourages underrepresented groups to speak up, emphasizing the need for belief in one’s contributions.
Group CEO, MyAffiliates
Clemence Dujardin, making the Most Influential Women 2023 list, views the award as a reminder for women to reflect on their paths and resilience. She emphasizes the importance of a clear vision, teamwork, and inclusivity in achieving success, aiming to challenge biases and create a fair and inclusive space in the industry.