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iGaming AFRIKA and Women in Gaming Africa Unite to Honor the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Gaming Industry in Africa

Monday, 1st July 2024 – iGaming AFRIKA, a leading igaming publisher for the gaming industry in Africa, and Women in Gaming Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s participation in the gaming industry, are proud to announce their joint partnership to recognize the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Gaming Industry in Africa.

The mission of this recognition is to acknowledge and celebrate the women who are playing a vital role in shaping the iGaming industry in Africa. According to Lois Bright, Founder of Women in Gaming Africa

“I am deeply honored to partner with iGaming AFRIKA in highlighting the 50 most influential women in the African gaming industry. This initiative, launching during Women’s Month in South Africa this August, is more than a celebration; it is a powerful statement about the vital role women play in driving innovation, creativity, and growth within the gaming sector.

By bringing these trailblazers to the forefront, we aim to amplify their voices, celebrate their achievements, and inspire the next generation of women leaders in gaming. This list not only acknowledges their significant contributions but also underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion in fostering a vibrant and dynamic industry. As a champion for women across the continent, I am committed to ensuring that their stories are told, their talents are recognized, and their impact is felt far and wide.”

Jeremiah Maangi, CEO of iGaming AFRIKA, added, “This partnership is a significant step forward in acknowledging the contributions of women in the gaming industry. We believe that it’s crucial to recognize the achievements of women who are breaking barriers and making a positive impact in this rapidly growing sector.”

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Kelly, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project said, “Now a vibrant and thriving mobile-first industry, the African igaming sector is not one to be ignored. With a young, tech savvy workforce, this fast growing market presents huge opportunities and challenges unlike that of Europe or North America. We are thrilled to be a part of the judging panel as these influential women represent true trailblazers in our industry.”

The selection process will be conducted by a panel of judges comprising industry professionals from across Africa, being led by Women in Gaming Africa Partners, All-in Diversity Project Founders, Kelly Kehn & Christina Thakor-Rankin. The list will be released during the month of August 2024, coinciding with Women’s Month in South Africa. This will be followed by the release of another list of 50 influential men in the gaming industry in Africa in December 2024.

The combined list will feature 100 of the most influential people in the gaming industry in Africa, comprising 50 men and 50 women. This annual recognition will be released every August and December, marking the beginning of a momentous celebration to acknowledge the faces driving the gaming agenda in Africa.

“We believe that this partnership will not only elevate the visibility of women in the gaming industry but also inspire a new generation of female leaders and professionals,” added Maangi.

The judges’ panel will comprise experts from different countries across Africa, with both male and female judges sitting on both male and female draws to ensure credibility and fairness.

About iGaming AFRIKA:

iGaming AFRIKA is a media website focused on informing the players in the African internet Gaming industry on all matters related to betting in Africa. This includes industry trending topics, news, press releases, opinion polls, interviews and podcasts. It is Africa’s leading Casino, Sportsbook and Lottery insider for news, podcasts, interviews and other gambling industry updates.

About Women in Gaming Africa:

Women in Gaming Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s participation in the gaming industry and providing a platform for women to connect, network, and share their experiences.

About All-in Diversity Project:

All-in Diversity Project is the industry’s global resource for data pertaining to diversity and inclusion. It collects data through benchmarking surveys and provides tools for assessing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. The organization’s mission is to be the central global resource for all things relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the gaming and betting industries. Our 2024 All-Index is now open for participation and we welcome all organisations to participate free of charge.

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