As part of their broader Women in Crypto campaign, payments platform Wirex has brought back their Rising Women in Crypto Power List for a second year to find and award the top ten most inspirational women in the crypto industry.
The long list of women will be narrowed down to reveal the ten most inspirational women in crypto. The current long list includes George Coxon, Director of Nano Foundation & Appia, Amy Barker, Global Head of Wirex, Hedi Krueger, Director of Digital & Innovation of Mastercard, Ria Shetty, European Women’s Ambassador of Payments Network, and Ada Vaughan, Growth and partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation.
A study conducted by research firm BDC Consulting ‘Bitcoin under Female Thumb: Global study of Women in the Cryptosphere’ found that women tend to get into the crypto industry based on several factors, one of which is influence from personal networks that inspired or infirmed them about cryptocurrencies. Chloe White, the National Blockchain Roadmap Lead discussed the significance of personal networks on driving women to participate in this industry:
“Men often ask me why more women aren’t interested in Bitcoin and digital assets. I tend to ask them this question in response: who first told you about Bitcoin, and, in your daily life, who do you find yourself discussing crypto with? Answers often reveal that men tend to raise this subject matter with other men, far more than they do with women, and I believe that this tendency makes a significant difference to the gender balance at community meetups, in online forums, and to the shape of the industry as a whole.”
The power list for women in crypto recognizes the achievements of women in the sector, and also inspires other women to get involved. Last year’s winners include Christina Lomazzo, Blockchain Lead at UNICEF, Tonya Evans, a Professor at Dickinson Law, and Simone Maini, CEO of Elliptic.
Senior PR and Events manager,Lottie Wells, one of the key campaign drivers at last year’s event noted:
“it’s undeniable that the digital economy is edging closer to mass adoption, but this can only happen if women are involved too. Managed solely by the women working at Wirex, we want to authentically provide a platform for inspirational and promising women in the crypto sector, whether they’re a seasoned veteran or rising star in the field. I’d encourage anyone to nominate themselves or a friend, colleague or peer that they think deserves this recognition.”
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