Fortune Magazine today released its top 10 list of the most powerful women in games, including producers, creative directors and CEOs of independent and AAA companies.
Included in the list are Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond, EA's Lucy Bradshaw, Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig, Halo executive producer Kiki Wolfkill, IGDA executive director Kate Edwards, the Casual Gaming Association's Jessica Tams, Kongregate CEO Emily Greer, Kabam co-founder Holly Liu, IndieCADE CEO Stephanie Barish and King CFO Hope Cochran.
Women currently make up less than 15 percent of the games industry, according to M2 Research. Comparatively, 46 percent of gamers are female, making up roughly 570 million users.
"Aside from getting more women to view games as a positive career option for them, we need to support them in all areas of production, design and development," M2 Research founder Wanda Meloni told Fortune. "Additionally, we need to work on pay equity and more positive mentoring activities."