The committee will be co-chaired by Sheri Graner Ray of Metrowerks and Heather Kelley of Sapient, and will investigate how the IGDA might have a positive impact on the industry with respect to gender balance and equity. Some of the Committee's goals include:
- Assess the numbers of women working in the games industry in a variety of roles, and track changes over time, using a combination of available data and primary research,
- Research, brainstorm, and evaluate methods of increasing the number of women employed in the industry, possibly focusing on particular roles,
- Execute a variety of programs to recruit women into the games industry and/or make game development a more attractive field for women, and/li>
- Sponsor and support community-building activities for women within the games industry.