GamingAngels, the brainchild of self-professed geek Trina Schwimmer, seeks to provide a gender-neutral oasis in the hypermasculine field of gaming. Upset with gaming magazines’ token female editors — if there were any women at all — and the sneers with which the gaming press seemed to regard female gamers, Schwimmer started GamingAngels in 2003. Originally a cosplay site, it quickly blossomed into a place where women could discuss all things geek, from gaming to gadgets to comics.
Trina Schwimmer has been running GamingAngels.com for 10 years. She currently has 14 volunteer contributors. She hopes that some day she will find an investor or investors to help her convert the Internet’s premier destination for female gamers into a business where her volunteer writers can get paid. She told Fast Company, “One solution would be for a male-centered gaming publication to fund us and bring GA into its network!”
Schwimmer also volunteers her time to speak directly to young women about the importance of technology in their lives. She told Fast Company, “I do believe we are slowly making some changes in the gaming industry.”
The MVP Award Program is proud to have Trina Schwimmer as a member of the MVP community. Congratulations to her and her team for this outstanding recognition.