January 13th, 2023 at 8:39 am UTC · 4 min read
Women in Blockchain Talks has announced its biggest event yet on the 13th-15th March in Limassol, Cyprus, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
The summit will bring together blockchain enthusiasts, industry experts and special guests to reflect on Women in Blockchain Talk’s monumental rise and look at the past, present and future of blockchain, how we can leverage it and in doing so create a space for all. There will be an array of international speakers and workshops, including Web3 and Metaverse Advisor Dr. Martha Boeckenfeldm, Professor Soulla Louca – the Director of the Institute For The Future at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Myrtle Anne Ramos, CEO of Blocktides, and Rachel Muldoon the Commercial Barrister at The 36 Group who led the first UK legal case to recognise NFTs as legal private property.
Women in Blockchain Talks is the UK’s leading diversity-driven blockchain education and networking ecosystem. The platform aims to amplify underrepresented voices within blockchain, in order to give the skills and the confidence to anyone – regardless of age, gender, nationality or background – to blaze their own personal or professional trail within the metaverse.
Lavinia D Osbourne, founder of Women in Blockchain Talks, said:
“We have spent the last three years on a mission to bring inclusivity and diversity back to blockchain, and this summit is the culmination of everything we have achieved. We believe in amplifying the experiences and achievements of marginalised or underrepresented groups in order to show that blockchain’s life-changing and world-shaping potential is available to all – regardless of gender, age, background or nationality.
And it’s working. Blockchain was designed to open up access to finance and services to everybody, shifting the balance of power away from a privileged elite and back into the hands of the people – and in the last 12 months the percentage of women taking their place at the table has grown at a greater rate than ever. Yet whilst there’s still disparity, there’s still work to be done.”
Osbourne is an established agent for change in blockchain. Through her work WiBT she has won and been nominated for accolades such as the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation and Best Diversity Resource/Initiative Award; whilst as an individual she is one of Wirex’s Rising Women in Crypto 2021, a TechWomen100 winner and a 2021 LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech & Innovation.
“Representation matters. Blockchain is the future of entertainment, business and money, and by telling the stories and celebrating the successes of trailblazing women we will demonstrate that there’s space for everyone to learn, grow and benefit.”
Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Editor-In-Chief at Cointelegraph said:
“Women-focused events contribute to the representation of women in different areas and encourage people around the world. It’s genuinely amazing to have the opportunity to see so many people of different genders, ages and backgrounds just sharing their various experiences, wisdom, knowledge and passion around something they are really interested in. And it is especially precious when it comes to the world of finance and technology, which we usually tend to imagine as a battlefield of serious men in formal suits.
Women in Blockchain is a remarkable community of inspiring women in fintech and crypto led by Lavinia and her team, who are bringing education and initiatives to the table and empowering other women to follow their lead to the Web3 arena. The summit is a perfect opportunity for women and non-binary people to network with crypto experts and bring together the world towards strengthening education, diversity and equality.”