US non-profit Global Gaming Women appoints new leadership team

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Global Gaming Women has elected Lauren Bates as first vice president and Siobhan Lane as second vice president of the board of directors.  

Bates currently serves as Konami Gaming’s VP of sales for the western region, while Lane is Light & Wonder’s SVP and CCO.

Global Gaming Women (GGW) is a US non-profit dedicated to supporting, inspiring, and influencing the development of professional women in the gaming industry.

Bates has been with Konami Gaming, a manufacturer of slot machines and gaming enterprise management systems, for more than 16 years and has held various positions throughout this time. Since 2019, she has also been a board member of GGW.

Light & Wonder SVP Siobhan Lane: “It is integral that we continue to create opportunities and spaces that uplift, celebrate and support the countless women in gaming who are inspiring and affecting change.”

Before joining Light & Wonder, Lane rose through the ranks at Aristocrat, joining as regional market specialist in 2007 and leaving 12 years later as SVP of marketing and gaming operations.

Commenting on her election to GGW, Lane said: “As a woman in the industry, this role with GGW is deeply personal to me.

“It is integral that we continue to create opportunities and spaces that uplift, celebrate and support the countless women in gaming who are inspiring and affecting change.”

GGW was established by the American Gaming Association (AGA) to create a broad network that allows peers to connect with their colleagues.

The goal is for female gaming professionals to learn from one another, create lasting connections and nurture female leaders.

Today, more than 100 female gaming executives and emerging leaders are engaged in various GGW committees.

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