Sheri Graner Ray started in the game industry in 1989 as a writer/designer at Origin Systems on the Ultima series of games. Since then she has worked for many companies in a variety of roles from designer to head of product development. Her titles credits cover a variety of genres from the classic Ultimas to Star Wars Galaxies to the Mad Dog McCree stand-up arcade machine. She is author of the book, “Gender Inclusive Game Design-Expanding the Market” and in 2005 received the IGDA’s Game Developer’s Choice award for her work in gender and games. In 2004 she co-founded Women in Games International and is currently serving as Executive Chair for that organization.