The blockchain industry is considered a traditionally male dominated industry, but guess what, that is slowly going to change. Female blockchain leaders are doing some great work and they are finally gaining credibility.
The future is intersectional and we expect to see women achieving a breakthrough in this industry. Top female blockchain leaders are slowly being accorded the recognition that they rightfully deserve.
Women are an important part of any society’s development, however they are often left behind. Women made up just 5% of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies in 2018.
Their contribution to the growth of a nation’s economy cannot and should be sidelined any longer. Which is why there is a need to ensure greater inclusive practices in industries such as tech.
Only by nurturing and encouraging women to hone their skills and deploy them to achieve success in the field of emerging technologies, can we ensure a country’s all round, holistic development.
Here are some incredible women with inspiring journeys, who you should follow in the blockhain space.
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Top Female Blockchain Leaders For 2019
The Head of Binance Labs, Ella is one formidable woman in the blockchain and crypto space. Binance Labs is an initiative to incubate, invest and empower top blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, projects, and communities.
She has a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and she has got a great trcak record in the industry, having served as the investment director previously at Kleiner Perkins.
Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, Meltem Demirors is a cryptocurrency investor, advisor, and advocate, with a unique blend of experience in both legacy & blockchain-based finance and cryptocurrencies.
On the blockchain-based finance side, she has had an intense focus on portfolio management and network development, beginning in the early days of cryptocurrency ecosystem development.
Having universities like Cambridge and MIT Sloan School of Management as her alma mater, she has the blend of the right skills to make it big in the industry.
As the CEO of Tezos, Kathleen has achieved an incredible feat in the blockchain industry. Tezos is a blockchain-based smart contract platform with an on-chain governance mechanism to coordinate and push upgrades to its network.
Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms. She was featured on Forbes’ 40 under 40.
She has a degree from the prestigious Cornell University, an Ivy League College in the United States of America.
An incredible leader, Sandra is CEO at Global Blockchain Business Council. She has degree from Yale, Columbia and the London Business School.
She is passionate about financial services industry of distributed ledger technologies including blockchain, digital assets, crypto-currencies, digitization of assets, smart contracts and applications, FX futures and options, electronic trading, clearing, research, US and UK/EU regulation and a lot more.
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