Florida-based esports organisation Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) has launched the ‘Women of Misfits’ platform to mentor and inspire women within the sports and gaming sector.
The Women of Misfits platform includes a monthly speaker series with ‘industry leaders and visionaries’ which will be broadcast on MGG’s YouTube channel. Moderated by MGG executives, the sessions will focus on mentorship, development, networking, and advocacy.
Confirmed speakers include pro tennis player Chris Evert, comedian and YouTube personality GloZell Green, and the first black woman to serve as a professional baseball coach, Bianca Smith. Angela Ruggiero, CEO and Co-Founder of Sports Innovation Lad, four-time Olympian, and gold medalist for the USA Hockey team, has also been announced for the monthly series alongside Maya Enista Smith, the Executive Director of the Born This Way Foundation.
The platform will be led by female executives within MGG including:
- Chief Development Officer Hillary Matchett
- President of Media & Branding Ella Pravetz
- Chief Revenue Officer Lagen Nash
- President of Misfits Agency Amy Palmer
- VP of Communications Becca Henry
- Chief Wellness Adviser Carolyn Rubenstein, PhD
- Co-Founder Laurie Silvers
Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming Group commented: “I am truly inspired and amazed with our women at MGG and their many accomplishments and eager to watch this platform ascend. The determination and dedication to push one another