These women have succeeded in spite of the industry around them not welcoming them since the beginning of gaming, truly an awesome feat that their stars have shined so brightly despite the toxicity.
Bonnie Ross is an absolute icon in the world of gaming, achieving so many great feats throughout her career and being recognized as one of the Top 10 most powerful women in the gaming industry.
Women have been a part of gaming culture since it’s inception, and now reflect 41% of the community as of 2020.
In 2020, the percentage of female gamers in the U.S. stands at 46%. Even though this percentage has risen in recent years, women have still faced negative perceptions, being overlooked, and demeaning comments in the gaming industry.
Gaming communities and tournaments are frequently seen as boy’s clubs and toxic for women. Toxic gaming culture can not only result in women being discouraged from gaming, but it can also lead to emotional abuse as well.