August has been a dream so far!

On August 1, we started the month off in top form with our BroadcastHER LIVE event to not only announce the first 50 recipients of our Twitch BroadcastHER Grant, but also the opening of our new BroadcastHER Academy – Powered by HARMAN — all live-streamed on our Twitch channel.

Last week, 1DF founder Christie Garton joined Twitch broadcaster and event emcee Tina Degenhart (@ShadowFoxTV) for the festivities — LIVE from the Twitch headquarters in San Francisco.

1DF Founder Christie Garton and Tina “ShadowFox” Degenhart at the Twitch headquarters

From interviews with the Twitch staff including COO Sara Clemens, to a live Q&A, and lots of fun product giveaways, we had such a fabulous time.

Tina “ShadowFox” Degenhart, Twitch COO Sara Clemens, 1DF Founder Christie Garton, Aly “Alykkat” Sweetman

Of course, the best part was announcing and meeting our first round of Twitch BroadcastHER grantees. The 50 grantees were selected from more than 600 applications! See the full list of winners here.

We also couldn’t be more excited about our new BroadcastHER Academy –  Powered by HARMAN that provides funds to established female broadcasters, supporting the creation of educational and inspirational content that encourages young women to successfully pursue opportunities in gaming and across the live video broadcast marketplace.

Behind the scenes in the Twitch studio!


Want to be a part of our Academy? We hope so! Our BroadcastHER Academy – Powered by HARMAN will help fund the next generation of young women interested in pursuing careers in the live video streaming and broadcast industry. Find out more and learn how to apply here.

And, don’t forget: The Fall 2018 BroadcastHER Grant application is now open, too!

Learn how we are working to fund female gamers and streamers though our BroadcastHER Initiative here.