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|Session Name:||Mentorship Cheat Code: Raising Diverse Talent in the Games Industry|
|Speaker(s):||Jim Huntley, Jenn Panattoni, Latoya Peterson, Kahlief Adams, Meggan Scavio|
|Company Name(s):||USC Games, Xbox, Microsoft, Glow Up Games, Spawn On Me, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS)|
|Track / Format:||Design|
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|Overview:||The impact of mentorship on young game developers can be vital to long-term career growth. In fact, a study published by The National Mentoring Partnership reports young adults with mentors are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions. In this panel, a diverse group of industry professionals will share their experiences with mentorship, whether as mentor or mentee, on how it has helped shape their career in the games industryas well as how mentorship can be an important factor to create a more diverse space. The games industry still has room to grow with representing voices from all backgrounds and walks of life, and panelists will share their opinions on how mentorship can inspire the next generation of game developers, while being a viable path for underrepresented voices to be heard.|