New TalentX Head of Talent Talks About Bringing More Diversity To Gaming

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Black Enterprise reports: “According to a study from the Pew Research Center, 6 in 10 Americans between the ages of 18 to 29 play video games often in their leisure. Despite the number of diverse people that play games, the industry is dominated by white men. Recently, TalentX Entertainment, a marketing agency that works closely with gaming influencers and industry leaders, hired Amber Howard, to lead their talent division, where she hopes to bring more diversity that is much needed within the field”.

“I’ve spent the majority of my career in male-dominated workplaces, so the challenges were navigating those waters as a female to be heard, recognized, and respected,” said Howard in an email interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE. I get a kick out of it when people meet me for the first time or see that the person leading the conversation is a woman, and a Black woman at that. I like to call it my trifecta: a Black female in gaming. I think it’s really important to encourage other women in the industry, especially those of color, to find their voice and break down those barriers”.

“As Head of Talent at TalentX Gaming (TXG), which is a joint venture between global esports powerhouse ReKTGlobal and ‘creator-first’ talent agency TalentX created specifically to serve gamers, it’s my mission to shake up the status quo and highlight the diversity that actually already exists within the gaming community. I’m doing that by signing A-list talent, streamers, and creators who are diverse and give them the recognition and spotlight they deserve.”

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