Women in Gaming Australasia is pleased to announced our next series of Step Forward Events and would like to invite you to attend one of our 'Learn to Love Networking' workshops. It is true that what you know matters as much as who you know. The most successful executives have diverse and mutually supportive relationships both inside and outside of their organisation. Effective business networks connect you to new opportunities and ideas, provide advice and support, raise your profile and status, enhance your learning, advance your career, and increase your confidence and job satisfaction. Although many people fear networking, successful networking is a skill that can be taught. This workshop will offer a systematic approach for confident networking. Participants will analyse their existing networks and learn techniques for effective networking. Topics include: • Developing an authentic elevator pitch • Knowing your purpose and developing a strong personal brand • The six sorts of relationships you need in your network • Fostering reciprocal relationships • Leveraging your network • Nurturing your network Concluding the workshop will be an opportunity to practice your new skills and network with others in the industry. These workshops are free to attend and open to both men and women.
It gives me great pleasure to be writing this piece for Clubs Insight as the inaugural CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). This marks an important step for WGA, since its launch in May 2017, with the focus now on building awareness, attracting additional corporate partners and helping men and women reach across the gender divide. […]
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Galloway as the CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). Helen has extensive experience in the Asian Gaming market having held senior roles in Macau and Singapore. Helen spent five years with Las Vegas Sands Corporation, first as Vice President - Strategic Analysis at Sands China Limited then as Vice President - Casino Development and Strategic Analysis at Marina Bay Sands. Prior to this she was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wynn Macau. Helen is currently a non executive director with Tasracing and also with TT-Line. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified member of CPA Australia. Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Information Systems, and has completed the gaming focused Executive Development Program with the University of Las Vegas and University of Reno. In her role as CEO, Helen will be responsible for the strategic direction of WGA to attract, develop and retain women within the gaming industry, as well grow and promote membership of WGA. Reflecting on her appointment, Helen said “I’m thrilled to be selected to lead WGA, I’m looking forward to championing gender diversity [...]
The last year has seen a wave of activism around the world focused on gender equality. Women have shown great courage in sharing their stories, generating open and robust discussion on misplaced power and bias and workplace discrimination and harassment. We need to be bold, to be urging more courageous conversations about gender equality and to press for progress. We need to better support and encourage each other to gain momentum and break new ground. Gender parity is over 200 years away according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report and we can’t accept that. Recognising a need to support progress for women in the gaming industry, Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) was established in 2017. Dedicated to empowering women in this thriving and fast-paced industry, WGA supports development and success through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. Gender equality is an issue of economic and social importance and WGA is committed to supporting women’s progress and promotion, valuing the benefits gender equality brings to the workplace and gaming industry. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress and WGA is proud to contribute to and support progress for women and to drive positive change. We encourage all women [...]