Not-for-profit organisation The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF) has launched its third annual BroadcastHER Academy, an esports and gaming fellowship programme for women interested in pursuing a career in the industry.
The 2021 BroadcastHER Academy Challenge commences on February 2nd, with the initiative concluding on March 11th. Throughout the five-week event, 10 women will be chosen to receive $1,000 (£731) micro-grants, mentorship, and other resources to help them enter the esports and gaming industry.
Winners will also receive an all-expense-paid trip to visit the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas where they will receive a hands-on tour and shadow the Allied Esports team. There, grant recipients will spend time with the broadcast unit to learn about operations, share a meal with an Allied Esports executive or broadcast professional, and have the opportunity to call a game in a professional broadcast booth.
Other resources given will include a 60-minute mentor session with an executive from one of 1DF’s partners by video conference. Winners will gain access to additional ‘pop up’ opportunities with partners, which could be through live events, conferences, tournaments, project-based contract roles, internships, apprenticeships, or even full-time employment.
Christie Garton, 1,000 Dreams Fund Founder & CEO, told Esports Insider about the challenge’s return for another year: “Once we announced the BroadcastHER Academy