Great Women of Gaming Award Winners

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. 

2018 Great Women of Gaming Award Winners
2018 Great Women of Gaming Award Winners:
Julia Boguslawski, Michelle Schenk, Dale Merrill, Pokin Yeung, Debra Nutton

Award Categories Award Winner
Rising Star Michelle Schenk – Senior Manager for Global Communications, IGT
Game Changer Pokin Yeung – Founder, CEO Absolute Games, currently employed with Penn Interactive Ventures
Service Star Dale Merrill – SVP of Human Resources and Administration, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Leadership Julia Boguslawski – Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, AGS
Lifetime Achievement Debra Nutton – Executive Vice President of Casino Operations of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Wynn Resorts