Global Gaming Women has elected Cassie Stratford as its incoming board president. Stratford currently serves as VP of legal affairs and assistant general counsel for Boyd Gaming Corporation.
Global Gaming Women has also announced the addition of five new members to its board members for 2021-23: Dorothy Costa, SVP of people and transformation at IGT; Jacqueline Grace, SVP and general manager at Caesars Entertainment; Grainne Hurst, director corporate affairs at Entain Group; Siobhan Lane, CCO at Scientific Games; and Kate White, VP of business intelligence and IT program management at Penn National Gaming.
“Global Gaming Women has become what it is today because of the dedication of its founding board members and sponsors in supporting and encouraging the professional advancement of women in gaming,” said Stratford. “It is such an exciting time for our industry, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with this impressive group of leaders to continue to advance GGW’s important mission.”
GGW membership represents women in the commercial, tribal, suppliers, lottery, tourism, and digital sectors, and the organisation currently has more than 6,000 professional women as members. GGW has a presence in 42 US states and 12 countries with members in job level categories of 21 percent front line leaders, 30 percent supervisors and managers, 25 percent directors, and 25 percent vice president or above. In addition to its traditional offerings, development programs now include Lean-In circles and virtual masterclasses.
“Thanks to the dedication of our Board members and the generosity of our sponsors, GGW is stronger than ever,” stated Christie Eickelman, GGW’s past board president, and VP of global marketing for GLI. “Women around the world have benefited from Global Gaming Women, and we still have work to do. I am thrilled for Cassie to assume the mantle of leadership, to build on our achievements, and to take women in gaming to new heights.”