Xbox Celebrates Girls in Gaming this Worldwide Girls’s Day


A few of my earliest recollections embrace watching my dad play as Grasp Chief in Halo: Fight Advanced. My brother and I might disguise behind the sofa to sneak a peek on the tremendous troopers and aliens in battle, which my mom thought is likely to be an excessive amount of for our younger eyes. However it left an impression on me.  Once I was somewhat older, I dropped into battle with my personalized Spartan, who had pink armor and a unicorn banner, proper alongside my brother. 

Although gaming is considered one of my passions, I struggled to search out gamer buddies on the all-girls college I attended. Except for an occasional get together recreation session, gaming simply didn’t look like a approach I may join with my buddies. As a lady, I didn’t establish with the perceived aggressive, macho tradition that was related to avid gamers on the time. Few video games have been marketed towards women, and most of them concerned pets or model title dolls. Whereas I loved these video games too, I additionally needed to expertise RPGs, first-person shooters, and action-adventure video games the place I might be the hero. Considered one of my brothers, although, bought to take pleasure in Halo LAN Events together with his buddies. He bought Xbox Stay and performed with on-line buddies, too. I used to be envious that I couldn’t share that very same expertise with my buddies.

I’m grateful, although, that the trade has modified to be extra inviting and inclusive of all folks. I’ve labored with Microsoft for 5 years and landed this superb function with Xbox working as a Senior Product Supervisor with the Xbox Retailer. I’m proud to be a part of a corporation that continues to evolve to extend numerous illustration in its recreation assortment and amongst recreation creators. I additionally discover achievement in instructing laptop science to highschool college students as a part of the Microsoft TEALS program, which pairs trade volunteers with academics to impart curriculum to them in a sustainable approach. It means a lot to me to see ladies more and more represented in these lessons and function a job mannequin to these inquisitive about STEAM (Science, Expertise, Engineering, Arts, and Arithmetic) careers.    

Halo was the primary recreation I skilled which allowed me to customise my character to characterize me ultimately. Even nonetheless once I play a recreation, whether or not it’s Disney Dreamlight Valley, Fortnite, or Animal Crossing, I take pleasure in customizing my character’s look, gear, and skins. Having that illustration creates an emotional connection for me that makes me wish to activate my console, seize a comfortable blanket, and return to my favourite video games again and again.

In honor of girls, and particularly ladies who take pleasure in gaming, listed here are a couple of ways in which Crew Xbox is uplifting and supporting ladies this yr.

Gaming and Impression with Microsoft Rewards

Microsoft Rewards members can earn and donate factors to organizations supporting ladies with Xbox. The organizations beneath might be featured on console all through March:

  • Girls Who Code: Ladies Who Code is a nonprofit group working to shut the gender hole in tech by equipping college students who establish as women or nonbinary with the required computing expertise to pursue twenty first century alternatives. (Canada, UK, and US)
  • Games & Online Harassment Hotline (by way of Feminist Frequency): The Video games and On-line Harassment Hotline is a free, textual content message-based, confidential emotional assist hotline. This Hotline was created particularly for the gaming group. Whether or not you’re a participant, a developer, a streamer, a competitor — any a part of this group — they’re right here for you, whether or not meaning providing emotional assist or discovering the referrals and assets that you just want. (US)
  • Women in Games International: Girls in Video games Worldwide works to domesticate assets comparable to superior data sharing, entry to know-how, and actionable mentorship packages to normalize range within the video games trade by elevated illustration. (International)
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: NCTE advocates to vary insurance policies and society to extend understanding and acceptance of transgender folks. Within the nation’s capital and all through the nation, NCTE works to exchange disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, alternative, and justice. (US)

Xbox avid gamers can earn Microsoft Rewards factors in numerous methods, comparable to taking part in or buying video games after downloading the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox. Earn factors and redeem them for actual rewards. Join us today and donate through Xbox

Artist Tacha P Shares Her Imaginative and prescient of Womanhood and Gaming by her Xbox Emblem Design

Headshot of artist Tacha P of HotSupply.

My work is targeted on conceptualizing the realms of digital and bodily experiences by immersive visuals, and I typically take inspiration from the gaming group, particularly in character growth and world-building. It’s an honor to be a part of Girls’s Historical past Month celebrations at Xbox and share a design idea impressed by progress, desires, and stepping out one’s consolation zone with out essentially realizing the result.

The concept of womanhood fueled my creativity right here, and particularly, selecting to see the sweetness that exists in every single place on the planet – even locations you’ve by no means been, or inside emotions not but tapped into. That is private to me as I do know that the trail lies forward, but the vacation spot is unclear. Spiritually, I really feel a definite connection to my future that fuels my very own progress. Within the piece, golden rays spotlight the controller, signifying the positivity introduced into the world by the gaming group. In the meantime, summary shapes and larger-than-life objects invite us to dream large and know that we maintain the facility to form our personal destinies.

Take a look at extra of Tacha’s work at HotSupply.

Xbox Sponsoring First-Ever All Girls’s Valorant Crew to Compete on a Nationwide Stage on the CECC

Xbox, Paidia, and EsportsU logos over image of five women gamers signifying partnership to empower and amplify opportunities for women in gaming.

Xbox is partnering with EportsU and Paidia Gaming to offer ladies avid gamers with alternatives for competitors, higher visibility and entry to consultants within the gaming subject, in addition to ship content material that celebrates excessive achievement, inclusivity, and constructive play. This activation consists of three gaming occasions and two content material sequence, designed to highlight collegiate ladies avid gamers in addition to up and coming feminine shoutcasters. This groundbreaking partnership concludes with sending the primary ever ladies’s workforce and two new feminine shoutcasters to the nationwide Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) in Texas this Could. 

Discover out extra about how one can comply with and assist the ladies on their ‘street to nationals’ journey within the following occasions and content material sequence:

  • Aggressive nationwide, collegiate Valorant qualifying match with faculties taking part throughout america and Canada.
  • Finals on the Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) in Texas, which runs Could 5 to Could 7, 2023.
  • Girls’s Matchmaking Season, a separate nationwide competitors for ladies avid gamers, with prime two groups competing at CECC Texas.
  • “Highway to CECC” will spotlight taking part groups as they put together for competitors in Texas.
  • “Forged This” will concentrate on discovering and growing budding shoutcasting expertise.

Xbox Girls’s Historical past Month Affirmation Deck

Downloadable and Printable Versions Available of the Women’s History Month Affirmation Deck.

No matter the place they’re of their careers, the ladies that work throughout the whole group of Microsoft are important and integral to our mission, success, and tradition. In assist of the proficient ladies who work at Xbox, we collected affirmations and quotes that encourage us and our private journeys. We created this interactive Xbox Affirmations Deck for you to download or the Xbox Affirmations Deck for you to print. We encourage you to make use of these playing cards as a part of your self-care routine, to meditate on these phrases, and to set a constructive tone on your day.  

Girls’s Historical past Month 2023: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Tales

Xbox Ambassador rainbow logo

The Xbox Ambassadors group is made up of numerous avid gamers from all over the world and we like to amplify and spotlight the voices of those gamers. In celebration of Girls’s Historical past Month, we requested choose Xbox Ambassador Neighborhood Champions what it means to them to be a lady in gaming.

Right here’s a sneak peek from our Q&A with Xbox Ambassadors BlondiebutGeeky and oOGingerAleOo.

What’s your favourite reminiscence as a lady in gaming?

“I must say when a youthful feminine gamer got here to me and thanked me for serving to them. Whereas we have a look at one another as all avid gamers, it’s good to be some type of a job mannequin for young women.” – oOGingerAleOo, Xbox Ambassador

Out of your perspective, what does the longer term seem like for ladies in gaming?

“I believe it seems very promising. Ever rising. With extra ladies within the trade, from recreation builders to lots of of different roles. Girls might be part of each avenue and making the gaming house greater and brighter. I watch how the narrative of video games has expanded, grabbing the eye of girls, and turning them into avid gamers. Packages like STEM and Girls in Video games are encouraging ladies to discover fields they may not usually gravitate in direction of. Empowerment like that is making large variations within the progress of girls in gaming and know-how. We have to increase the attention and have extra conversations about illustration for ladies in gaming.” – BlondiebutGeeky, Xbox Ambassador

Go to the Xbox Ambassadors Community Blog to see the complete story!

The Xbox Ambassador group can be celebrating Girls’s Historical past Month with a sequence of XA Missions that characteristic video games with highly effective ladies. Play, share, and talk about your favourite video games by becoming an Xbox Ambassador in the present day!

Discover Video games That includes Highly effective Girls and Video games Created by Girls

A compilation image featuring game box art for Signalis, The Walking Dead: Michonne, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cities: Skylines Remastered, and Gears 5 on a magical, pastel landscape with rolling hills, the sea, and the sun reflecting off purple and pink clouds with an Xbox sphere reflecting the color of the sky.

Girls have been an enormous a part of modern know-how for the reason that starting and the historical past of video video games isn’t any totally different. Not solely have ladies been concerned within the creation of video games each step of the best way, however research are exhibiting increasingly more that ladies play and revel in video games as a lot as males do. Since seeing ourselves represented is so vital, we wish to showcase that highly effective can imply many issues, from having the ability to tackle a horde of enemies to having the ability to observe empathy for others.​

Throughout March and past, we’re highlighting video games that carry focus to highly effective ladies protagonists and video games created by ladies. These collections can be found on The Microsoft Shops on Xbox, Home windows, and inside the Sport Go cellular app year-round as a part of our ongoing work to create extra inclusive gaming ecosystems and elevate content material that resonates with communities.

Featured titles inside the collections on the Microsoft Stores on Xbox and Windows, Xbox Game Pass, and PC Game Pass embrace:

  • Signalis (Out there with Xbox Sport Go and Rated M) – Created by Yuri Stern and Barbara Wittman, this creative tackle survival horror follows the story of a humanoid android, Elster, on a quest to search out her lacking associate, Ariane. Uncover terrifying secrets and techniques, difficult puzzles, and nightmarish creatures all whereas trying to find misplaced love in a dystopian photo voltaic system. ​
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne (Out there with Xbox Sport Go and Rated M) – Haunted by her previous, this recreation explores the trauma from the devastating loss and troublesome choices that the resilient character, Michonne, needed to endure as a way to survive the zombie apocalypse on her personal. Nichole Martinez, Meghan Thornton, Erica Harrell, and Desirée Proctor have been all contributing writers for this deeply emotional mini-series. ​
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Out there with Xbox Sport Go and Rated M) – Tackle the function of Amicia, the clever protector of her cursed youthful brother, Hugo, on this heartrending sequel to A Plague Story: Innocence. Embark on a journey to discover a new residence in a twisted world of supernatural forces and determine simply how far Amicia is prepared to go as a way to save her brother. ​
  • Cities: Skylines Remastered (Out there with Xbox Sport Go) – Initially delivered to us from lead designer Karoliina Korppoo, this metropolis constructing recreation has now launched a remastered version for console. The most recent version offers the chance for greater and extra lovely cities. This recreation encourages creativity and self-expression by permitting gamers to design a metropolis of their desires whereas managing the ever-changing calls for of 1000’s of residents. ​
  • Gears 5 (Out there with Xbox Sport Go and Rated M) – As the primary girl protagonist of this iconic franchise, Kait Diaz is on a mission to uncover the origins of the Locust Horde. Kait not solely battles her approach bravely by swarms of enemies, but in addition endures disturbing visions that inevitably assist her get the solutions she seeks. Expertise Kait’s journey of self-discovery as she learns her household’s true historical past.​

New Gamerpics, Profile Theme, Wallpaper and Avatar Gadgets to Rejoice Girls’s Historical past

Four avatar characters displaying the Xbox International Women’s Day logo redesign on their tops which features the Xbox sphere with purple, pink, yellow, and green and a dreamy, water-like texture.

In partnership with ladies communities at Xbox, we’re introducing a brand new gamerpic, profile theme, wallpapers and avatar gadgets! The gamerpic and profile theme might be accessible on console and the Xbox PC app. Get your avatar items and wallpaper items here. Content material is topic to availability by nation.

Xbox Performs Livestreaming

A compilation image featuring eight women gamers on Xbox Plays for Women’s History Month at

Each Monday in the course of the month of March, the Xbox Performs workforce might be spotlighting a few of our favourite ladies streamers and alluring them to take over the Xbox Twitch Channel in celebration of Girls’s Historical past Month! Tune in and catch all of the motion on Twitch.television/Xbox!

March 6

  • Atiyana taking part in Disney Dreamlight Valley (11am PT)
  • Ashlinaa taking part in Disney Dreamlight Valley (3pm PT)

March 13

  • Emme taking part in Disney Dreamlight Valley (11am PT)
  • TacticalGramma taking part in Name of Responsibility Warzone 2 (3pm PT)

March 20

  • Laelindra taking part in Disney Dreamlight Valley (11am PT)
  • Bettynixx taking part in Disney Dreamlight Valley (3pm PT)

March 27

  • Blushi taking part in Minecraft (11am PT)
  • OathxX taking part in Halo Infinite (3pm PT)