We Need More Women In Web3
As International Women's Day and Women’s History month passes look for opportunities to collaborate, listen, and elevate women in your workplace. Seek out the opinions of women and people of color because as history has shown us these voices won’t be heard without help from our Allies.
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JRZY wants to celebrate, encourage, and elevate women in Web3, Blockchain, NFTs and Crypto. These industries can be extremely powerful for women to balance the scales. JRZY sits at the intersection of two well established male dominated industries, technology and sports. Over the past year our company has begun to integrate more with Web3 elements including NFTs and Crypto. According to CNBC, twice as many men vs women invest in crypto. Vox notes that this gender gap exceeds that of individual stock trading, mutual funds, bonds, and real estate. While these industries are still very young it is scary to see such a stark difference, yet again.
In the financial industry, women and people of color face higher barriers both historically and currently. The same CNBC article found “When combining gender and race, cryptocurrency looks much the same as some of those more buttoned-up financial verticals: just 19% of cryptocurrency investors are white women, and only 4% are Black women.” Black Women Blockchain Council is one of the organizations looking to combat these problems with their 3 tiered approach to correcting Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain and Fin Tech. This includes creating solutions and awareness around tech funding gaps, tech hiring gaps and the wealth gap.
As one searches for sources and events in this new Web3/NFT/Crypto space one thing you may notice is that the voices being elevated are STILL mostly white men. You can see this in media articles, panels on Web3, and content (who freaking controls the algorithms these days?!).
I am encouraged by so many women that are working together to level the playing field and have their voices heard. But we need more than that. We need companies and male allies to elevate and empower women’s voices in Web3, Crypto and NFTs. This means not just having women elevate other women but we need EVERYONE to step up to allow diversity of thought and conversation. Having women and people of color as part of these conversations is important not just to our future as a society but for the products and platforms that are being built for the next generation. We cannot build towards a more successful and equitable society without first taking this step.
So over the next few weeks and months as IWD and Women’s History month passes look for opportunities to collaborate, listen, and elevate women in your workplace. Seek out the opinions of women and people of color because as history has shown us these voices won’t be heard without help from our Allies.
Here are just a FEW of our favorite women led Web3, NFT, Blockchain, and Crypto projects:
- Kirby Porter
- Alpha Girl Club
- Women Tribe
- Boss Beauties
- Black Women Blockchain Council
- Honey Badges (NFT collection dropping today!)
- Boys Club Crypto
- Beyond Power
Who are your favorite? Tag or comment and share your favorite female voices in Web3, Crypto and NFTs!