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Most powerful women in gaming: Kiki Wolfkill and Amy Hennig enter Fortune’s top ten list

Thursday, 31st October 2013 09:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Fortune Magazine has published its yearly list of top ten most powerful women in gaming, adding Halo 4′s executive producer Kiki Wolfkill and Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig to the roster.

The list can be found in full here. The article cites Wanda Meloni, founder of M2 Research, who stresses that while the number of females playing games is seeing a sharp rise, only 15% of the global gaming workforce consists of women.

The list is as follows:

What do you make of the list? Let us know below.

Via Polygon.

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13 Comments

  1. salarta

    >Wolfkill

    The only way anyone’s going to top her in the badass last name department is if their name is Viper Dinosaurapocalypse.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    @1 – lol!

    Or Mrs. Bountyhunterdeathdealer perhaps?

    #2 10 months ago
  3. derpachu

    I love kiki wolfkill.
    Lol her last name.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    I believe she took the name from her husband, who also works in games development for MS iirc.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    And the only one who’s truly working on actual games is Amy Hennig. The others are just on accounting or managing jobs.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. fihar

    @6
    Raymond did actual work for Assassin’s Creed.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. domnage

    Wolfkill sounds like a Skyrim character’s lastname xD

    #7 10 months ago
  8. derpachu

    @6 kiki wolfkill worked on many games with development. Gears of war 3 being one of them.
    Of course though, gotta give that Sony developer all the limelight.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Fully deserved for Amy Hennig. One of the best creative people in the industry, regardless of gender, and a phenomenal writer to boot.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Playmaker

    I see Jade is still hanging on with her looks.

    Wolfkill is living off of Reach still. Halo 4 multiplayer was an abomination and ruined Halo. Reach was good but not as classic as 3 multiplayer.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. TomasSK

    Game developers earn credits through their work. Their is sex irrelevant.
    What’s next, “The most powerful black people in gaming”?

    #11 10 months ago
  12. ctankep

    Where are th’ female game designers / programmers?

    #12 10 months ago
  13. ddtd

    @7 – She actually created the series with Patrice Désilets, and is the director of Warch_Dogs.

    #13 10 months ago

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