1000 Dreams Fund announces the return of BroadcastHER Academy
1000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a non-profit organization from the US has announced the return of BroadcastHER Academy. This is an esports and gaming fellowship program for women interested in pursuing careers in the gaming industry.
1000 Dreams Fund provides support and the necessary resources to women who are in need of scholarships and mentorships. They have hence partnered with prominent names in the esports ecosystem like HyperX and Allied Esports to bring forth the BroadcastHER Academy program.
2021 BroadcastHER Academy challenge
Through the BroadcastHER Academy challenge, applicants depth, interest and commitment to gaming/broadcasting will be recognized. The BroadcastHER Academy challenge will run from February 2 – March 18. Women who are based in the US and are of age 18 or older can apply by clicking on this link.
Based on the quality of their application, 10 best applicants will be selected as winners for a fellowship program of one year. Winners will also receive-
$1,000 microgrant for further education.
A 60-minute mentor session with an executive from 1DF partners by video conference.
An all-expense-paid trip to the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas where they will also get to shadow the Allied Esports team.
Lunch or dinner with a 1DF or Allied Esports executive or broadcast professional.
Opportunity to call a game in a professional broadcast booth
Additionally, winners will have opportunities to get project-based contract roles, internships, apprenticeships or even full-time employment.
1,000 Dreams Fund Founder and CEO Christie Garton says “”Our BroadcastHER Academy has had a tremendous impact on the 20+ fellows we’ve served since its launch in 2019, helping participants gain critical work experience for their resumes and an opportunity to build networks with leaders in the industry. While the focus is on helping our fellows identify career opportunities in an industry where women continue to be underrepresented, the BroadcastHER Academy is also intended to build a diverse talent pool for our partners and the industry.”
All though there is an increase of women in the esports industry, it still remains a relatively male-dominated sector. Through the BroadcastHER Academy, 1DF and their partners have undertaken the initiative of bringing more women into esports.