CFounder, Firelit, Former CEO, Her Interactive Inc
Her Interactive Inc
Megan Gaiser is currently working with entertainment industry leaders and academics to diversify the content and portrayal of female characters in games while using her influence to promote women to key roles in game development. Megan’s consulting work is focused on her strengths; vision, strategy, creative direction and strategic partnerships. Her work fosters a creative culture of collaboration from the top down.
As Chief Creative Strategy Officer and former CEO of Her Interactive, Gaiser set creative direction, brand and portfolio expansion and cultivated strategic partnerships. Under her stewardship, Her Interactive (HI) has grown from a boutique company to an emerging competitor with the globally-loved Nancy Drew franchise games sales topping 9 million units world-wide. The Nancy Drew PC/MAC series is the #1 franchise in the U.S., garnering 28 consecutive Parents’ Choice Awards. Her Interactive has made history with their pioneering efforts around games for females and our award-winning franchise that positively impacts our players. Gaiser has been named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation and “Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Decade” by Gaming Angels. She also received the 2010 Microsoft Women in Games award and the 2011 IndieCade Honorary Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement. Prior to Her Interactive in 1997, Ms. Gaiser spent 11 years producing award-winning film documentaries, winning many awards, including 15 Cine Golden Eagle awards, three New York festival awards, and the International Documentary Milano Award. She also spent time on the Microsoft team as a Producer.