Hitmarker and 1,000 Dreams Fund partner to help women build a career in gaming and esports

Have you heard about Hitmarker? It’s the world’s LARGEST gaming and esports job platform — and we are partnering with them!

We wanted to be sure to share all the details with you about this new partnership for our BroadcastHER Academy, our fellowship program for women in gaming and esports. So check out the press release below!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hitmarker and 1,000 Dreams Fund partner up to help more women build a career in the gaming and esports industry. 

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND & WASHINGTON D.C. | 4 June 2020

Hitmarker, the world’s largest video game jobs platform, and 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a not-for-profit organization focused on supporting the dreams of talented women in the United States of America, have signed an agreement that aims to help more women pursue a career in the gaming and esports industry.

1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission is to provide 1,000 women in the United States of America with scholarship funding. As part of this mission, the organization is committed to supporting talented women by providing access to critical funding, resources, and meaningful mentor relationships. 1DF’s BroadcastHER Academy is a first-of-its-kind esports and gaming fellowship program, aimed at supporting high potential women interested in pursuing careers in the broadcast sector of the industry. As the number one destination for broadcast jobs in gaming and esports online, Hitmarker is a natural partner for 1DF and its Academy, joining Allied Esports and HyperX who are founding partners of the program.

As part of the agreement, Hitmarker will provide 1DF with a bespoke feed of relevant job opportunities. Hitmarker staff will take part in one BroadcastHER LIVE interview to introduce the Hitmarker brand to 1DF’s audience and will also partake in two of BroadcastHER’s virtual workshops in the coming months to give guidance on pursuing careers in gaming and esports and on general professional development. Hitmarker will also work with the Academy’s fellows on their application materials, ensuring each reaches a position where they can apply to job opportunities with the best possible representation of themselves.

“Females are currently underrepresented in the gaming and esports industry. Indeed, our own analytics show that in 2019 just 16% of our user base was female,” commented Richard Huggan, Managing Director of Hitmarker. “This partnership with 1,000 Dreams Fund is the first of several steps we’re taking to try and actively increase female participation in the industry, and we’re delighted to be working with an organization with such a strong record of achieving this in other industries. Everyone at Hitmarker is excited to see what we can do to help female professionals realize their dreams in gaming and esports.”

“We are thrilled to add Hitmarker’s incredible knowledge of recruitment practices in the gaming and esports space to our BroadcastHER Academy,” added Christie Garton, Founder and CEO of 1,000 Dreams Fund. “Our fellows will greatly benefit from their deep expertise, helping them go for those careers in the industry they dream of and deserve.”

About Hitmarker

Hitmarker (https://hitmarker.net) is the home of gaming and esports jobs and now the world’s largest gaming jobs platform. It provides candidates with a feed of constantly-updated listings and companies access to an unrivaled pool of talented people who love the video game industry. Hitmarker’s mission is to make the hiring process as smooth and personable as possible for job hunters and employers alike. The company was founded in May 2017 and has now grown into a ten-person operation based out of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England.

Contact: Cameron Brierley (press@hitmarker.net)

About 1,000 Dreams Fund

The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) (https://1000dreamsfund.org) is a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college. 1DF believes that big expenses should never stand in the way of big dreams. Since its launch in 2016, over $250,000 in funding has been granted to talented young women in need, helping them pay for the “extras” in school like study abroad, tech devices for the classroom and travel to conferences and seminars. 1DF has been featured on Cheddar TV, NBCNews.com, USA Today, MarketWatch, Forbes, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, TODAY, and more.

Contact: Jennifer Toone Corrigan (jtoone@intoone.com)