WE'RE ENERGIZED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT GAMING
Since its foundation in 2015, Black Girl Gamers (BGG) has grown from a small Facebook group into a thriving collective of 9,000+ black women around the globe. All with a shared passion for gaming and a shared ambition to make an impact on it.
Evolving from a like-minded group of friends to a community- powered business, BGG has become an influential agent of change throughout the gaming industry. Partnering with brands to change gaming from the inside out.
Across content, events, education, consulting, and talent, BGG partners with endemic and non-endemic brands throughout the gaming space (Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc.) and gaming communities to grow the influence, representation, equity and experience of black women in gaming.
Jay-Ann Lopez is the award-winning CEO and Founder of Black Girl Gamers. She is responsible for running the business and works closely with the team to create opportunities for our community and brand. She is also a BAFTA Games Member and judge. She is a Games consultant with clients such as Square Enix and Maybelline Cosmetics. As a Public Speaker, she is known for her passionate opinions and is referred to as one of the catalysts for the diversification of gaming. Under her leadership, Black Girl Gamers has worked with Netflix, Google, Meta, Twitter, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Twitch, Samsung and more.
STREAM & CONTENT MANAGER
Mary is our cheeky Stream and Content Manager. She is responsible for our content and Stream Teams, ensuring we drum up fresh and engaging content throughout the year. She is also a variety content Creator and obsessed with anything gaming. Mary aspires to be a game designer and create a wide range of diverse and inclusive characters. Also, she has had the same sims 2 save file for over 8 years.
MEET THE TEAM
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Victoria Brown is the Social Media Manager and is responsible for ensuring our voices are heard and our content is seen. She has a passion for retro games, travelling, marketing, and is a talented content producer. Victoria describes herself as social media guru, streamer and content curator. We believe she may have clones helping her with all these projects.
Kenyeda Adams is a busy internet bee that loves to keep our community alive and thriving. An avid fandom participant and writer, she infuses her community engagement passion into her fellow members. She helps to continue to expand and elevate the Black Girl Gamers community and its members via our workshops and internal events. Her current projects revolve around providing more opportunities for BGG members to connect and grow.
Cat oversees productions that take place both in-studio (US) and online. She ensures that our creative visions for the organisation as well as our clients are brought to life including the Play or Pass Series, Launch Week activations and more. In addition, Cat often directs, leads castings and hosts. She has worked with TED Courses, BEACN, Ava Estell, Total Mayhem Games, Lumi Interactive and more. In her personal life, she is a business owner, freelancer, passionate gamer and variety Content Creator whose intentions are to occupy space unapologetically and transfer good energy into every arena she enters.
Heather is our project lead and main point of contact for those who reach out. She liaises with clients, circulates our talent opportunities, assists with content creation and streamlines all of our operations behind the scenes. Outside of our company, her work is in education and accessibility as Heather has worked with kids and young adults for over ten years, specialising in SEN Education. She is very interested in the links between gaming and education, Esports and career pathways for young people in tech.
Akua is our Partnerships Manager, responsible for building and managing relationships with brands who align with our mission and values. She’s focused on honing the business side of BGG, so we can serve our community even better and continue increasing equity for Black Women in gaming. Coming from a marketing background, she’s been able to bring gaming insights into her own work on brands like PUBG, EA and LEGO. Beyond her passion for gaming, she’s also a Star Wars fanatic, comic book nerd, cosplayer and anime dabbler.