According to various statistics and surveys, it is confirmed that there are more male gamblers in the world compared to females. As for the data revealing the ratio between men and women in leadership in the gambling universe, analyses show that women hold less of the board seats and highest-paid executive officer positions than men. Therefore, events such as Great Women of Gaming Awards organized by Global Gaming Women present perfect opportunities for bringing the ratio closer to balance. The nominations for Great Women of Gaming Awards 2018 are open so keep reading to find out more!
Presenting the Great Women of Gaming Awards
Designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of women in all levels and on all positions in gambling, the Great Women of Gaming Awards help turning the idea of equaling men and women in terms of gaming business achievements into reality.
The GWG was created by Casino Enterprise Management (CEM) Magazine in 2004, and it was transferred in 2016 to Global Gaming Women. Since then, the awards have broadened the awareness and celebrated the success of women in one of the most dynamic and vivid industries out there.
Hosted by the Global Gaming Women, this year’s edition of GWG will make sure that women from lotteries, online casinos, manufacturers, gaming, sports betting, system suppliers to other parts of the gambling structure receive recognition for their hard work and extraordinary business results in gaming.
It is worth mentioning that a nominee can be nominated by a third party, but also a woman may nominate herself. The number of nominees is not limited, meaning that a person can nominate as many qualified women as he or she would like.
The application is free, and it must be complete in order to be considered as eligible. The nominations can be submitted by the 31st of July 2018. This year’s award winners will be announced on 9th to 11th October, during G2E 2018 in Las Vegas, US.
Meet the Five Award Categories
Let’s get down to the awards nominations. The list includes five categories named Rising Star, Game Changer, Service Star, Leadership and Lifetime Achievement:
- Rising Star is created to recognize present talents who will become the leaders of the future in gaming. Self-growth and leadership are desired skills a nominee should possess, while a minimum of three years in gaming as well as one year in present position are compulsory criteria.
- Game Changer is focused on women who challenge the existing gaming order and demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit. These women may have started new projects, brought innovative techniques and tools to the table and thus blazed a new trail. Applicants should have a minimum of five years in a gaming related field.
- Service Star emphasizes customer service culture. A perfect applicant knows how to create a positive customer experience and understands the importance of relationship between customer’s satisfaction and business success. At least five years in gaming is a must for a nominee to be considered. In addition, she needs to be a management level employee.
- Leadership is a category which recognizes women who have proved themselves as leaders and role models. Candidates need to have a proven track record and to serve as guides and mentors to others. The criteria include a minimum of seven years gaming experience as well as a position of Vice President or above.
- Lifetime Achievement awards individuals for their overall career contribution to the gaming industry. By setting standards throughout her career, this candidate is recognized for her passion, influence and vision. The candidate must have 10 or more years of experience in the gaming industry.
To sum it all up, we’ll close our Great Women of Gaming Awards 2018 announcement with the words coming from Phyllis Gilland, Chair & President of Global Gaming Women, who said “We are thrilled to be able to use such a powerful platform to recognize women’s extraordinary accomplishments. These awards are unique as they celebrate the very best women in gaming at various stages in their careers throughout the world.”