TALENT DATABASE

What Is The WIA Talent Database?

WIA has championed inclusion and diversity in the animation, VFX, and gaming industries for more than 30 years and continues to strengthen the visibility of people of underrepresented gender identities in the industry. One of the ways WIA is able to accomplish this is through the WIA Talent Database, which was created as a direct response to the often-heard lament from decision-makers that they want to hire more women and non-binary people but don’t know where to find them.

The WIA Talent Databasecurrently contains the profiles of 6,000+ underrepresented animation professionals with skills spanning the animation, VFX, and gaming fields, making it easier for studios to connect with women, nonbinary, and transgender talent.

Currently, more than two dozen studios, employers, and hiring managers — large and small — have access to and use the WIA Talent Database. Employers can filter candidates based on several industry-specific hiring factors, including a gallery view which hiring managers and recruiters can use to compare art styles side by side, feature vs. series experience, CG pipeline experience, and even availability from candidates that choose to disclose that information.

The WIA Talent Database is an ever-growing resource, updated regularly, that studios can utilize to balance the diversity of their hiring and in their overall industry.

WIA has championed inclusion and diversity in the animation, VFX, and gaming industries for more than 25 years and continues to strengthen the visibility of capable people of underrepresented gender identities in leadership roles. In the past, studios were unable to effectively find candidates for available positions on an industry-wide and international scale.

That changed when WIA launched the industry’s first-of-its-kind Talent Database. WIA’s Talent Database contains the profiles of 6,000+ underrepresented animation professionals, making it easier for studios to connect with women, nonbinary, and transgender talent.

Currently, more than two dozen studios, employers, and hiring managers — large and small — have access to and use the WIA Talent Database. Employers can filter candidates based on several industry-specific hiring factors, including a gallery view which hiring managers and recruiters can use to compare art styles side by side, feature vs. series experience, CG pipeline experience, and even availability from candidates that choose to disclose that information.

The WIA Talent Database is an ever-growing resource, updated regularly, that studios can utilize to balance the diversity of their hiring and in their overall industry.

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CREATE YOUR TALENT DATABASE PROFILE NOW!

Women, transgender, and non-binary animation professionals are welcome to fill out the form to add your profile to the WIA Talent Database. Click the button below to submit your information

If you already are in the database but need to update your information, click the button below to submit an update to your profile.

Questions or issues? Please send us a detailed email with your question to [email protected]

Recruiters And Hiring Managers

ACCESSING THE WIA TALENT DATABASE:

If you would like to request and account access to the WIA Talent Database, please contact us by clicking the button below to submit an access request.

A WIA staff member will respond to your request within 24-48 hours after it is submitted.  Please email us with any questions at [email protected].

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