Great Women of Gaming

Our goal is to bring global recognition to meaningful contributions by exceptional women in the gaming industry by annually recognizing a highly vetted select group of women for their outstanding contributions.

Great Women of Gaming Awards originally introduced in 2004 by Casino Enterprise Management Magazine were designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements by women in the gaming industry. “Proven Leaders” and “Rising Stars” were recognized annually until 2012 when CEM Founder Peter Mead passed away. In 2016, Global Gaming Women acquired the Award brand and rights from CEM. In keeping with the mission of Global Gaming Women, the Awards have been updated to broaden the awareness, strengthen prestige and celebrate the success of women in the worldwide Gaming Industry.


Award Objectives

  • Build aspiration and prestige
  • Engage more women in fields related to gaming
  • Increase awareness of the Awards worldwide
  • Establish credibility through selection process
  • Further the goal of diversity in leadership within the industry

Award Categories

  • Rising Star
  • Game Changer
  • Service Star
  • Leadership
  • Lifetime Achievement

Nomination Period for 2018 Awards

The Great Women of Gaming application forms are available online: to view the submission requirements for each award and access each award's individual nomination form, click here. Complete applications must be received by May 1, 2018 to be considered for the 2018 Awards season.