Girl Geek on  her game

Girl Geek on her game

As the only Australian to crack the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 gaming list, QUT alumnus Lisy Kane has made her mark in an industry dominated by men.

The Melbourne-based game producer at League of Geeks has worked on the critically acclaimed titles Armello (2015), Hand of Fate (2015), and Push Me Pull You (2016).

She—along with fellow alumni Sarah Moran and Tammy Butow—is also co-founder of start-up company Girl Geek Academy which encourages women, who are still underrepresented in the gaming industry, to learn and create using technology.

“For me, I’m incredibly passionate about Girl Geek Academy because I want to be able to help the past me,” she said.

“I’ve been in that position of being unsure of the tech sector, being scared and fearful of the unknown.

“Being able to empower more women to learn technology, start their own businesses and help build the internet drives this passion and makes me incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and continue to achieve.”

Ms Kane, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT in 2013, encourages up-and-coming gamers to surround themselves with supportive people from the industry.

“Ask someone out for a coffee, talk to someone on Twitter and be fearless,” she said.

Entry to the prestigious Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list allows members access to perks, including Forbes networking events and workshops.

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