Mar 1, 2022

Celebrate Women’s History Month on Twitch!

Women Creators are at the core of what makes Twitch, Twitch. From epic competition to next level artistry, or from all of the “wait, how did she do that?” moments, to the fun times in chat, women are building incredible communities on the platform every single day. Not to mention effortlessly inspiring us all while doing it. Without women, Twitch just wouldn’t be Twitch. 

This March, get ready to tune in alllll month long as we spotlight hundreds of Women Creators on the Women’s History Month Shelf. Never knew you were into puzzling? Meet ijustlovepuzzles. Or food from Final Fantasy XIV? Check out ARecipeReborn. Discover that new weird-amazing-awe inspiring thing on Twitch this month. 

Get ready to shout out

Yes! Starting on International Women’s Day, March 8th and through the remainder of the month, we’re encouraging everyone to shout out women who make Twitch awesome. All you have to do is tweet @CreatorName AND @twitch plus a message about why that creator is amazing, talented, inspiring, or what they’ve done for the community and/or you as an individual. Feel free to include photos, videos, gifs or any other personal touch! We’ll be reposting all of our favorites all throughout the month!

What else is going on?

On March 26th and 27th, The Frame Fatales are celebrating women in gaming, comradery, and friendship with the Game of the Month Mini Marathon. Every month the Frame Fatales pick a game to speedrun together, this month they’ll be bringing you together to check out what they’ve played over the past few years.

Twitch Women’s Alliance Events 

Just one year ago, the Twitch Women’s Alliance (TWA) pilot program was announced with the goal of supporting and empowering all Twitch partners who are women, non-binary, or belong to marginalized genders, through initiatives that increase representation on Twitch, educational and social programs, and a dedicated support network. In celebration of TWA’s one year anniversary, and in recognition of all TWA members, every TWA member will be included on the Women’s History Month Shelf on the Front Page. You can check out some of the members you’ll see on the TWA Twitch team. Check out some of the events we’ll be hosting this month below. 

Women in Tech: GIFBot Programming - March 7 (6pm - 8pm PST)

Principal Software Engineer, Fiercekittenz hosts a casual discussion about the trials and challenges she has faced and overcome as a women in tech as she works to correct the biases that exist about women in engineering fields - all while programming her own Twitch bot and sharing her 20+ years of experience in the game industry.

Channel: fiercekittenz (/fiercekittenz)

Women in the Gaming Industry Panel - March 16 (9am PST)

Azuki leads this discussion with fellow content Creators, esports shoutcasters, and other women in the gaming industry as they share do’s and don’ts for working in gaming, share their experience during a live Q&A, and explore the challenges they have faced as they continue to promote gender equity and inclusivity in the gaming industry. This packed panel features: BreadWitcheryBBXHSmexikatiepeirceeleilafoxnationHappyKrakenX, and j0toro!

Channel: Azuki (/Azuki)

The Lass Project March Marathon - March 24-28 (12pm PST)

The Lass Project is an initiative to bring together and highlight women and non-binary Creators in the Pokemon Community! From March 24th - March 28th, join over 30 Twitch streamers as StephOfAnime kicks off a raid train in a marathon showcase of competitive Pokemon battlers, Speedrunners, Shiny Hunters, Pokemon-Bakers and much more all benefiting the American Heart Association! 

Channel: StephOfAnime (/stephofanime)

Join a good cause 

Stream for Dreams

Support women on Twitch by fundraising for the 1,000 Dreams Fund BroadcastHER Grant, open to women Affiliates and Partners. Since its launch during our inaugural Women’s History Month in 2018 the 1,000 Dreams Fund BroadcastHER Grant has raised over $400k and awarded 300 grants to women and femme identifying Affiliates and Partners.

Sign-up to Stream for Dreams on Tiltify and check out our Creator Camp article on Charity Streaming for best practices.

Support Women’s Health

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, breast cancer has now surpassed lung cancer as the world’s mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

Join with the other community members and fundraise for International Women’s Day to support women’s health on Tiltify.

Streaming For Survivors Charity Event for WAVAW 

From March 20th-26th, Streaming For Survivors is BACK! Tune into over 100 streams raising money for survivors of sexualized violence at WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre as they play games, craft, make music, host podcasts, run TTRPGs, and more! WAVAW’s crisis line receives over 4,000 calls a year from across the globe. Join them in creating safer digital spaces for all by signing up with Tiltify. The event will feature: RekItRaven, Mozzarelllle, CypherOfTyr, TabletopTiddies, PoopWitchX, & More!

Cultivating Consent & Safety in Digital Spaces

On March 25th 4pm PDT, WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre wil lead a panel discussion with Content Creators, Podcasters, Gamers, and other people of marginalized genders in the streaming industry as they discuss the importance of consent and safety in digital spaces and how systems of oppression impact streamers and their viewers. This packed panel will include RekItRaven, PoopWitchX, CharleneBayer, CypherOfTyr, and PleasantlyTWSTD.

It’s a global celebration! 

Starting March 8th, we’ll be kicking off International Women’s Day celebrations across the pond in the  UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, with local front page features for Women Creators throughout the month. We will continue to showcase our incredible Women Creators from these regions on a monthly basis throughout 2022! Check out our local social media channels in these countries for more details on scheduled activities for March 8th. 

And for everyone in Asia Pacific, you’ll be able to find local front page features for Women Creators in Australia & New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand – from March 1st through March 8th. Follow along on our social media pages for ANZ, SG, and TH for more details on local schedules and celebrations.

Celebrate Safely

We want you to have a safe space to connect and celebrate this month, so we’ve enacted enhanced safety protocols and support for participating creators. But of course every stream is unique, so if you’re planning an event or just want to customize your safety settings further, we recommend reviewing the tools and tips on our Safety Center with your Mods.

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