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Zynga India hosted Gaming Carnival for Young Women to explore Careers in Gaming on the heels of International Women’s Day

Over 100 undergraduate female students from Engineering, Arts and Design majors attended the event at Zynga Studio to understand and experience the process of game development.


Committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the gaming industry, Zynga Inc.a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and a global leader in interactive entertainment, organized ‘Gaming Carnival: Inspiring Inclusion’, an event dedicated to inspiring women to pursue careers in the dynamic and burgeoning gaming industry. Timed in celebration of International Women’s Day, the event offered a unique opportunity to delve into the exciting realm of game design and development, providing inroads into behind the scenes, thus encouraging careers in gaming for women.

The event, held at Zynga’s India Studio in Bengaluru, aimed at educating, promoting, and creating awareness among female students about game development and provided with invaluable insights into the diverse avenues available within the gaming industry, ranging from game development and design to creative writing and marketing.

Poornima Seetharaman, Associate General Manager at Zynga India said “We believe that diversity drives innovation, and empowering women in the gaming industry is not just a responsibility, but an essential need. At Zynga, we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment for everyone to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. Our dedication to empowering women extends from our design studios to our boardrooms, and events like Gaming Carnival’s are just one example of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.”


Around 100 female students from universities like PESIT, Sristi Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, National Institute of Design, NIFT and Asian Institute of Design, participated in interactive workshops, Gaming sessions and Group Discussions and gained valuable insights into various aspects of game development, including coding, art design, storytelling, and project management. Seasoned leaders from Zynga’s diverse team shared their experiences and provided invaluable guidance to aspiring young women for their career paths in the gaming industry. These female students got a firsthand experience of game development.

Bhavna Talwar, Vice President HR of Zynga India said, “Zynga India believes in creating equitable and diverse opportunities for all individuals to pursue their passions. ‘Gaming Carnival’ underscores our collective effort to encourage and empower young girls in pursuit of their gaming aspirations and paving the way for a more inclusive and vibrant future for the industry.”

From mentorship programs to diversity and inclusion training, Zynga is dedicated to creating an environment where all employees can learn, thrive, and succeed.


About Zynga

Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games and a wholly-owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. With a massive global reach in more than 175 countries and regions, the combined diverse portfolio of popular game franchises has been downloaded more than 6 billion times on mobile, including CSR Racing™, Dragon City, Empires & Puzzles™, FarmVille™, Golf Rival™, Hair Challenge™, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells™, High Heels!™, Merge Dragons!™, Merge Magic!™, Monster Legends, Toon Blast™, Top Eleven, Toy Blast™, Two Dots, Words With Friends™, and Zynga Poker™. Zynga is also an industry-leading next-generation platform with the ability to optimize programmatic advertising and yields at scale with Chartboost, a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform. Founded in 2007, Zynga is headquartered in California with locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, or follow Zynga on TwitterInstagram,Facebook, or the Zynga blog.

About Zynga India

Zynga India was established in 2010 in the heart of Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, and has evolved to be a microcosm of Zynga as its largest office. Zynga India is comprised of game teams and central teams that work on some of Zynga’s most popular game franchises across mobile and web such as CSR Racing™, FarmVille™, Wizard of Oz Magic Match, and Wonka Slots to deliver meaningful gaming experiences to players around the globe.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Zynga. Our products are currently designed for console gaming systems, PC, and Mobile including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO.