Through a new four-part video series, Burberry and global esports organisation Gen.G come together to champion women and the importance of inclusivity in the gaming industry as part of Gen.G’s NetWork: Inspire programme.
Episode Four: Supercharging Self-Care
In our fourth and final episode, series host Emily Mei and panellists Gen.G content creator Ploo, President of LatinX in Gaming Cristina Amaya and Burberry’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Geoffrey Williams discuss the importance of self-care.
Putting the pause button on our fast-paced lives can seem impossible, but also necessary if we want to grow our confidence and enjoy more mood-boosting moments. Are safe spaces the key to achieving such feelings? Our panel unpacks how moving from ‘constantly on’ to ‘blissfully off’ can empower us and help us evade the pitfall of burnout.
‘Everything’s fine as long as you’re happy and not comparing your journey with anyone else’s.’
‘Realising I needed to be happy with being myself and being where I am and doing what I’m doing and not kind of looking outwards but looking more inwards – that’s a journey and that’s hard but it’s... I think it’s something that’s definitely brought me to a good place.’
Episode Three: Voices and Choices for Change
What does using your voice mean in 2022? Host Emily Mei finds out alongside video creator Jacki Jing, American Youtuber Raynday and Shannon Williams, former KPop star and voice actress.
‘You do find your tribe out there. You find the people who are supportive of you, want to hear your voice and are uplifting.’
‘It’s important to create a warm space. That family environment is really important to cultivate, it allows everyone to be heard and let their skills shine.’
Episode Two: The I In Imagination
For our second episode, host Emily Mei discusses creativity with Valorant player and content creator Jessica Kim, singer and Twitch streamer Stephanie Poetri and Burberry’s Senior Manager of Computer Aided Design, Lucy Goodyear.
The power creativity holds within us all is unmatched – especially online – but as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. Our panel explores how we can use creativity as a force for good by championing inspirational women, encouraging self-expression and using it to outweigh the negative effects of stereotypes.
‘It’s super important to be able to define yourself however you want to define yourself.’
‘Gen G provided me back-up support. I felt a bit stronger after I joined them because of how many powerful women there are. It gave me hope for the gaming industry.’
Episode One: My Platform Is My Power
Gamer, content creator and host Emily Mei is joined by esports entrepreneur and founder of Enlight Eunice Chen, streamer and cosplayer Krystalogy and Burberry’s Vice President of Brand Protection Melissa Roth Mendez.
From being a force for change – big or small – to dealing with toxic online environments, our panel unpacks the idea that platforms have unmatched power in creating real change for the future, all the while posing the question: who are the women championing change in the industry, and more importantly – could it already be you?
‘My excitement with working on Enlight is using that platform to create change in other people’s lives... I have been able to help people get tangible jobs in the industry, in roles that they never imagined they could be in.’
‘To have a network of support around you to catch you when you fall... is really special and really important.’
Melissa Roth Mendez, Vice President of Brand Protection at Burberry
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