This month’s party talk will be From Playtester to CEO: 20 year game industry veteran and CEO of 38 Studios Jen MacLean shares her perspective on making a career out of the games industry, progressing in the industry as a woman, and always doing something you love. Jen will discuss her experiences at small startups and major media companies, as well as how to thrive in the games industry.
Jen MacLean showcases her extensive experience in online content and interactive entertainment as CEO of 38 Studios. From the start of her career in 1992 at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL and Comcast and now at 38 Studios, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing and partnerships across multiple platforms. Ms. MacLean earned a BA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA with a concentration in international business from the Columbia Business School. She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.
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