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Good on you, Blizzard. The push to encourage more women to enter the gaming industry can often be forgotten or neglected — despite there being plenty of ladies eager and willing to jump in head first. Blizzard Entertainment, however, has made a genuine effort to reach out to talented young women interested in gaming and bring them into the industry through its paid internship program.
“Blizzard increased its number of female ‘Blizzterns’ by 166% in the past year – from 12% to 32%, and plans to bring on even more next year,” Gregory Lewis writes on LinkedIn. “Blizzard started asking their own female employees about what kind of clubs they participated in as a student. Instead of simply going to the same groups on campus year after year, they sought out women-led groups and clubs, like the ‘Women in Computer Science’ club.” Make sure to check out the full interview for all the steps Blizzard used to bring women into the fold.