Square Enix Montréal, Ludia Games, and Gameloft Montreal Team up to Promote Female Leadership in Tech

Virtual conference program includes a Keynote by Aerospace Engineer Farah Alibay, and a panel of women video game industry professionals in leadership roles

Montreal, February 20, 2022 - United by a common desire to encourage greater diversity in the video game industry, mobile game studios Square Enix Montréal, Ludia Games, and Gameloft Montréal join forces for Next Lev’Elles 3: Building and Fostering Women Leadership, a virtual conference that celebrates women who have broken barriers to reach positions of influence and are paving the way for the next generation of women in tech. 

The free event will be held on April 1, 2022 at 11 am ET to celebrate International Women’s Day and will serve as a fundraiser for community organizations that  provide services to vulnerable women and their families  through a partnership with Centraide of Greater Montreal. 

Detailed Program

  • An inspiring Keynote on overcoming the Imposter Syndrome with Bibigi Haile
  • Expert panel on the path to leadership for women in the video game industry 
    • Jenn Cadieux, Customer Support Manager - Square Enix Montréal
    • Juanita Cepero, Lead Narrative Designer - Ludia Games
    • Catherine Boudreault, Localization Coordinator - Gameloft Montréal

The conference is moderated by writer, podcaster, and analyst Amanda Farough

The event’s program will benefit anyone interested in issues of leadership, career advancement, workplace equity and inclusion, work/life balance, and more. The conference will explore topics related to:

  • The path to leadership for women in tech
  • The impact of women leaders on organizations
  • How to stake your claim as a woman leader
  • The impact of diversity on change and innovation
  • The strength of soft skills
  • The importance of mentorship

Community Engagement

​To date, Next Lev’Elles events have raised over $15,000 for community organizations that support vulnerable women.

Tickets for Next Lev’Elles 3 are free but participants are encouraged to make a donation to Centraide of Greater Montreal. The funds raised will be invested in a network of 17 Women's Centers across Greater Montreal that offer services tailored to the challenges faced by women, based on the reality of each neighborhood. Concretely, these agencies aim to help women regain control of their life, thanks to a range of varied support services: budgeting workshops, support groups for female victims, advice on family law, cultural integration, food aid, etc.

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