In 2021, consumers spent $44 billion on gaming software and services. While it is true that gamers typically skew male, women and girls are increasingly joining in on the digital form of entertainment. Approximately half of the U.S. population call themselves gamers today, and almost one-quarter of these people identify as female. Furthermore, with an average employment growth rate of 5.31 percent per year, gaming represents an excellent career path.

Since graduating from Gonzaga University in 2015, Sierra Reid has broken barriers to land her dream role at Intel as a product market engineer for eSports. Intel’s Client Computing Groups strive to create the world’s best gaming processors. Reid directly manages two eSports tournaments: the Intel World Open, a global eSports tournament in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Intel Inspires, a U.S.-focused scholastic eSports tournament and industry conference.