Here are some of the most influential women in iGaming for 2022
There are thousands of slot developers out there along with a whole host of people working behind the scenes to ensure that players gain the best experience possible. From Game Artists to Production Managers, every person involved is an integral part of the process. Without the people behind the scenes, some of the best online slots may have never existed.
Sadly, there is a prevalent stereotype that the iGaming industry is just for men but this couldn't be further from the truth as women within the iGaming world are a force to be reckoned with. Things are beginning to change as women are gaining more recognition and acclaim for the work that they do.
To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we at Slot Gods have compiled a list of some of the most influential women in iGaming.
Charlotte Miliziano - Play'n GO
Back in 2017, Miliziano started at Play'n GO as a Mathematician and climbed up the ranks to Lead Mathematician in 2018. By April 2021, she had reached the impressive position of Head of Games. Prior to this, Miliziano had worked as a Mathematician and Returns Analysis Team Leader at NMi before finding her stride at Play'n GO.
Miliziano ensures that each of the online slots from Play'n GO looks great and works correctly to ensure that the player has the best experience. Her talents have been recognised by the Women in Gaming Awards as she has been nominated multiple times and we expect to see her name crop up in many awards in the future.
Cheryl Jones - Lady Luck Games
Jones started her iGaming journey in 2019 with her position as Head of Regulatory Affairs at GLI UK Gaming Ltd. From this, she then left to become a Manager of Techincal Compliance at Gaming Laboratories International before eventually climbing to Compliance Manager in 2020.
In September 2021, Jones began her career as a Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at G Games before eventually leaving to join Lady Luck Games in Jan 2022. She is responsible for developing and excusing all legal, compliance and risk management strategies. Whilst the job may not sound as glamourous as others within iGaming, she is a valuable asset to Lady Luck Games.
Andrea Kolarčík Macháčková and Dagmara Dašková - SYNOT Games
At SYNOT Games, there is an unbeatable female duo at the forefront of the marketing team with the Chief Marketing Officer and Marketing Associate, Andrea Kolarčík Macháčková and Dagmara Dašková respectively.
Macháčková has already seen significant changes in how the studio presents itself and redefining SYNOT Games' social media presence and overall image. She has also innovated collaborations with clients and affiliate partners at SYNOT Games which will be available to the public soon on their new and improved website.
Dašková is responsible for the smooth running of day-to-day activities concerning the visibility of SYNOT Games including creating social media and website content, the creation of promo assets, market monitoring and the go-to person for any marketing asset emergency. In addition to these, she closely collaborates with the Account Management team and affiliates partners becoming indispensable in raising SYNOT Games' profile through partnerships such as the one with Slot Gods.
Yumiko Lundh - Quickspin
Lundh's career as a QA began at FEO Media AB testing mobile driving games. In 2018, she joined Quickspin as a Game Tester writing test cases and tracking bugs as well as working in a scrum team to ensure that other testers were informed.
By 2022, Lundh's hard work paid off as she was promoted to QA Manager. In this new position, she'll be fighting bugs and leading a team to ensure that Quickspin games run as smoothly as possible for the player. Only recently, she was nominated as a finalist in the Women in Gaming Diversity Awards emphasising her skills and talent within the iGaming industry.
Federica Faggiano - iSoftBet
Faggiano joined iSoftBet in 2011 as a Key Account Manager. From this moment, she has grown in status throughout the company climbing to Head of Account Management in 2015 and Chief Commercial Officer in 2021.
Her commitment to the company is incredible and her input is clearly valid. Faggiano is known for her creativity, communication and strategic skills assisting in making iSoftBet one of the leading casino games suppliers and aggregators.
Nadiya Attard - Relax Gaming
Despite having an impressive sales career, Attard joined the iGaming industry in 2008 becoming an Acting Supervisor at Betfair before eventually becoming an Affiliate Manager. From 2013 until 2020, Attard worked at NetEnt eventually reaching the Director of Business Development.
Her career at Relax Gaming began in 2020 as she started as Director of Sales. In 2022, Attard was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer replacing Daniel Eskola. She hopes to continue to exceed expectations by driving differentiation and eventually expand into new regulated markets.
Elżbieta Bilnik - Wazdan
Starting as a Customer Service and Support Specialist, Bilnik started her career at Wazdan in 2012. By 2014, she had been promoted to Marketing Manager before finally working her way to the Head of Design in 2018.
All of the innovative and fantastic designs on Wazdan titles such as Power of Gods™: Medusa, Power of Gods™: Hades and Midnight in Tokyo have been orchestrated by Bilnik and her incredible team. Without her hard work and skills, Wazdan would definitely be lacking a huge element of what makes them stand out.
Jo Purvis - Blueprint Gaming
Her journey into iGaming started in 2005 as she was at WMS for over 3 years. From 2010, Purvis became known as the Head of Sales and Marketing Online at Blueprint Gaming. Since then, she has grown to Director of Key Accounts and Marketing.
Amazingly, Purvis has been at Blueprint Gaming for almost 12 years and has made a huge impact on the iGaming industry with her expertise. Purvis is always the go-to when it comes to upcoming slots from Blueprint Gaming and her editions of Blueprint News are always fascinating to read.
Irina Cornides - Pragmatic Play
Cornides has been working in the iGaming industry since 2004 with her first role being the Direct Marketing Manager for PartyGaming. Throughout the years, she has been the Head of Bingo at BGO Group and the Director at Jackpotjoy Group.
In 2019, Cornides became the Chief Commercial Officer at Gamesys before being hired at Pragmatic Play in 2022. She literally has a decade of experience under her belt and will no doubt be an incredible asset to Pragmatic Play.
Sue Dawson - SG Digital
Dawson's iGaming career started in 2006 as the Head of UK Legal Services for Inspired Entertainment. In 2008, she left to become the Assistant General Group Counsel at Gala Coral Group before finally becoming the Legal Director Europe and Assistant General Counsel at Scientific Games in 2012.
By 2018, Dawson was already the Deputy General Counsel and SVP (Senior Vice President) at SG Digital. There's no denying that she has left a huge mark on the industry especially with SG Digital's expansion into iGaming and sports betting making the company a global leader in gaming and lottery.