Ghost Gaming Supports BroadcastHER Academy Esports & Gaming Fellowship Program for Women

Ghost Gaming Supports BroadcastHER Academy Esports & Gaming Fellowship Program for Women

Ghost Gaming, Alongside Title Sponsors HyperX & Skillshot Media, are teaming for the return of this year-long fellowship and career accelerator program, which offers Fellows hands-on training through an all-expense paid trip to Skillshot Media’s Atlanta-based facility during Georgia Games Week and more.

 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the dreams of talented young women in need with scholarships, mentorship and other critical resources, in collaboration with HyperX and Skillshot Media, today announces the return of the BroadcastHER Academy Fellowship Program for Women in Esports & Gaming (#BroadcastHERAcademy). 

Starting today, interested applicants are invited to take the BroadcastHER Academy Challenge in order to be considered for the fellowship program:

While women represent nearly 50% of gamers and are rising in influence in the content creation and esports industry, women are still at a disadvantage when it comes to careers in the gaming industry, whether it be the pay gap, lack of advancement opportunities,  prize earnings and more. The BroadcastHER Academy was launched to help give women greater access to opportunities in the industry.

"We are thrilled for the return of our BroadcastHER Academy for a Year 6, offering our selected Fellows an unparalleled career accelerator program in an industry where women remain underrepresented,” said 1,000 Dreams Fund Founder and CEO Christie Garton. "Thanks to our partners, HyperX and Skillshot Media, we are able to provide our Fellows with an unbeatable experiential learning opportunity to grow their experience and network, which can lead to employment in esports and gaming."

Partners include HyperX, a leading gaming peripherals brand, and Skillshot Media, a leading live events and esports production company. HyperX has been a long-time sponsor of the fellowship program since its launch in 2019, helping fuel the dreams of over 50 women in esports. Additionally, MSI, a world leader in AI PC, gaming and content creation, Ghost Gaming, gaming entertainment and lifestyle organization committed to finding and developing exceptional talent that represents the diverse gaming landscape, and Hitmarker, a premier job recruiter and job board for esports and gaming, are joining as Supporting Sponsors to provide additional prizing for the Fellows.

“This program is life-changing for these Fellows. The Broadcasther Academy opens up so many different opportunities and allows for these individuals to have a once and a lifetime experience,” says Austen Roberts, Head of Production & Executive Producer, Skillshot Media. “ We're extremely proud to be working with 1,000 Dreams Fund and the other partners to advance and create this opportunity for women in esports and gaming.”

Five women will be announced to the BroadcastHER Academy for one year. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their application which includes a proposed plan for what they hope to accomplish by the end of the program. Fellows will have access to additional pop-up experiences and learning opportunities with our partners throughout the program year, whether live events, conferences, tournaments, project-based contract roles, internships, apprenticeships or even full-time employment.

All 5 Fellows will additionally receive:

  • Laptop provided by supporting partner MSI from their Prestige, Creator, & Summit lines to bridge access to critical hardware (up to $1,700 value) 
  • $500 grant from 1DF to further their education;
  • A resume review and consultation, provided by Hitmarker;
  • One 60-minute mentor session with an executive from one of our partners by video conference. Matches made based on skills and career interests of both the mentor and mentee;
  • The program will include an all-expense paid trip for winners to the Skillshot Media facility in Atlanta to shadow the Skillshot and Ghost Gaming teams, and will include:
    • A comprehensive hands-on tour
    • Time with the broadcast unit to learn about the broadcast operations
    • Lunch or dinner with a 1DF or Skillshot Media and/or Ghost Gaming executive or broadcast professional
    • Opportunity to call a game in a professional broadcast booth
    • Video reel, and/or the work streamed live through the 1,000 Dreams Fund channel on Twitch

To Apply: BroadcastHER Academy applicants will enter via a photo challenge that showcases the applicants' breadth and depth of talent, commitment, and interest in esports and gaming as a career on the 1DF microsite:

Who can apply: Women 18 years of age and older, and are based in the U.S.

Key dates: The BroadcastHER Academy Challenge launches on May 9, 2024 and ends on June 14, 2024. All winners will be announced on or by July 12, 2024. Fellowship winneWinners will be announced on the 1,000 Dreams Fund Blog and social media accounts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).