Women in Blockchain Talks
Celebrating four years of empowering diversity in blockchain
by Jenny Corlett & Charlotte Fletcher
We all have a responsibility to work towards a safer and more equitable Web3 ecosystem.
April Six recently had the honor of celebrating the four-year anniversary of Women in Blockchain Talks, a remarkable organization dedicated to fostering diversity in the blockchain space. The evening was filled with insights, inspiration, and a shared vision for a safer and more equitable Web3 ecosystem.
Empowering Voices and Driving Change
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the insightful discussions from an esteemed panel of experts. These thought leaders shared their perspectives on how Web3 can evolve into a safer and fairer environment for all. We were thrilled to witness the exchange of ideas and the recognition of the significant milestones achieved over the years.
There would be no Women in Blockchain Talks without its inspirational founder Lavinia D. Osbourne, who has worked tirelessly over the last four years to lower the barrier of entry to blockchain, opening up opportunities for all by spotlighting trailblazing people within the industry.
The work of Lavinia and other leaders pushing for diversity in crypto is starting to pay off – in November 2022, research found that 37% of crypto owners globally are women – up from 21% in 2021. However, this doesn’t mean that all of our problems are solved – the same research identifies that less than 5% of crypto entrepreneurs and founders in 2022 were women.
Changing Political Tides for Blockchain
It was particularly inspiring to hear from Lisa Cameron, an MP who has been a driving force behind the advocacy for blockchain technology. Her efforts have been instrumental in putting blockchain on the agenda, not only in terms of consumer protection but also in educating people on how to engage with blockchain and cryptocurrencies responsibly.
Lisa shared some eye-opening statistics, emphasizing that there are over 4 million blockchain and crypto users in the UK alone — a testament to the growing relevance of this technology.
Changing Political Tides for Blockchain
Our team of emerging technology specialists has long believed in the immense potential of blockchain. Beyond the legislative achievements and groundbreaking initiatives, we see a vast opportunity for communication professionals who truly understand the nuances and diverse applications of blockchain.
We also see the critical importance of responsible communication in blockchain. At a time where the regulators are still catching up, it’s essential that communicators take a role in educating end users and investors on how to navigate the space safely.
As Women in Blockchain Talks continues to thrive, we are excited about the prospects for communicators to support organizations in effectively communicating and educating the public about blockchain.
Showcasing the Heroes in Blockchain
In the midst of skepticism and opportunistic endeavors in the crypto world, there are companies making significant strides with blockchain technology, and it is crucial that they have a voice. For every cynic and questionable crypto venture, there are innovators and pioneers striving to make a positive impact. We believe it is imperative for these trailblazers to tell their stories effectively, ensuring that the transformative potential of blockchain is recognized and celebrated.
As we reflect on the Women in Blockchain Talks’ four-year journey, we are reminded of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the blockchain space. We are inspired by the Women in Blockchain Talks team’s unwavering commitment to this cause and the broader mission of promoting blockchain education and responsible engagement.
Not Just A Technology, A Movement
In celebrating Women in Blockchain Talks’ anniversary, we celebrate the progress made and look forward to the continued growth and success of diversity-driven initiatives in the blockchain industry. We also recognize the pivotal role that communication professionals can play in supporting organizations committed to blockchain excellence.
Blockchain is not just a technology; it’s a movement, and we are excited to be part of this transformative journey. Together, let’s champion the cause of diversity, innovation, and responsible blockchain communication.
Engagement Director, Blockchain & Emerging Technology
Business Development Director, EMEA Tech