Women Leading Innovation in Blockchain

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SO, where are the women in tech?  Here are some brilliant women cracking into the crypotocurrency sector. And, by the way, the crypto space is the HOTTEST and most topical out there. So, rather than talk about “under-representation”, “discrimination”, etc. lets just say maybe these women are WAY out in front of the where the future is going. Hmmmmm! Take a look at the “new leaders”.
(Bill Taylor/CEO)


It’s 2018, and thanks to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain we stand on the brink of a sea-change in global economics. This revolution has the potential to sweep away traditional power-bases and institutions and pave the way for genuine diversity and people power, providing unprecedented access to technology, data, and control regardless of location, status or identity.

Why then do we continue to see women and other minorities underrepresented at every level?

Frankly if Silicon Valley regards itself as the future, we’re in big trouble.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise when we remember that cryptocurrencies are fundamentally tech innovation companies. During the previous couple of years, the technology industry has spawned some of the worst high-profile examples of institutional sexism – with cases of bullying, discrimination and toxic organizational cultures coexisting alongside some of the most innovative products and ambitious mission statements on the planet. Frankly, if Silicon Valley regards itself as the future, we’re in big trouble.

So we’re looking at the intersection of both the nerdiest of tech and the heavyweight presence of the finance industry… Also not known to be a hotbed of feminist liberalism. (And anyone who argues that lack of a pay-rise or a bit of workplace ‘banter’ is irrelevant in the light of the exposure of recent criminal activities in the entertainment industry and elsewhere, is simply failing to understand how such abuses of power originate and get normalized).

As long as the tech industry, in general, is perceived to be somewhere that women will face systematic casual abuse in the workplace, or simply have diminished earning potential or career opportunities, then we shouldn’t be surprised if many of the best and the brightest choose to go elsewhere. And let’s remember that the earliest waves of cryptocurrency consumer adoption and knowledge-sharing happened across the least regulated channels of online communications, such as Reddit and 4Chan – again, spaces which are intensely gender-biased and appeal to a narrow subculture of those obsessed with Lambo memes and Pepe the Frog. Not exactly embracing inclusivity, shall we say…

…..So today let’s take a quick look at some of the women who are really making a difference in the crypto world because there are plenty of them:

  • Joyce Kim, Executive Director of Stellar.org…
  • Perianne Boring, Founder of the Digital Chamber of Commerce…
  • Amber Baldet, Executive Director of JP Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence…
  • Jinglan Wang, Executive Director of Blockchain Educational Network and Blockchain Product Manager at NASDAQ…
  • Jen Greyson, CEO of Powered by Neureal Jennifer…
  • Fahima Anwar, Director, Marketing & Communications for IVEP, and Senior Director, Global Marketing & Communications at Dubtokens…
  • Meltem Demirors, Development Director at the Digital Currency Group…
  • Raine Revere, Founder at Maiden – teaching modern cryptocurrency investment and development skills to women, people of color, LGBTQIAP+, and others who have not traditionally had access to wealth….”

Full Story at Chipin.com