Nerd Street Gamers Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

by Paige Funk

We are proud to recognize the women of Nerd Street Gamers and showcase the importance of women in gaming.

March 8, 2020 – Nerd Street Gamers has three pillars that are the foundation of our business – opportunity, accessibility, and integrity in esports. On International Women’s Day, we are shining a light on the incredible women in the industry and sharing words of advice from some of the women at Nerd Street Gamers.

The women of Nerd Street Gamers have a presence in every department of the company and account for about 25% of our full-time staff. From human resources to finance, marketing, events, business development, Localhost leadership, and managing our office, we recognize the importance of women in the workplace, and appreciate them every day.

Here are some words of encouragement, advice and inspiration from the women that help power Nerd Street Gamers:

“I look forward to the day that women in esports is no longer a minority but an expectation.”

Taryn McCarty, Business Development

“All women are strong, we don’t need to set our minds to it. Knowing one’s true value lifts you up, giving you the ability to achieve anything.”

Shannon O’Hara, Finance

“I am proud, I am kind, I am strong, I am loved. For me, we (all persons) have an important role to play in life, that is to do good for the world and the world will do good back.”

Lauren Fedak, Human Resources

“Just do it. Play games, and follow your dreams. People will dislike you for just existing in the space, but do those people really matter?”

Ali Berkey, Localhost

“From my very first day working in esports, I was welcomed into the community by women colleagues, players, and other women in the industry. Changes still need to be made, but we will continue to raise each other up, empower one another, and encourage more women to get involved in esports.”

Paige Funk, Marketing

Women push the boundaries of defining what esports looks like in 2020. They play, They strategize. They contribute to innovation in the industry. The best is yet to come.

Liz Einhorn, Retail

We appreciate and recognize all women were pioneers forging the path for more women in gaming, and those who are continuing to inspire women of all ages to follow their dreams.


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