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WEF report suggests women underrepresented in blockchain, points to solutions

A new report from the World Economic Forum shows that the gender gap will take 135.6 years to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people across the world, yet a new report from the World Economic Forum suggests that women have been one of the hardest hit gender groups.  WEF’s “Global Gender Gap Report 2021” found that the pandemic has pushed back gender parity by an entire generation. Specifically, the report notes that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the gender gap between men and women across various professional sectors will now take 135.6 years to…

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Crypto Curry Club Report With Shocking Statistics: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries Severely Lack Representation of Women

by Richard Kastelein The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency sectors are notorious for being some of the world’s most terrible industries for female representation. If you think a mere five per cent of people working in blockchain are women in the UK is bad, in Canada it drops to three per cent. Globally, statistics pick up slightly with women making up nine per cent of active participants along with eight and a half per cent of start-ups having a female founder or-founder. This is according to an extensive report on the dire lack of women in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency sectors from…

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Working in the Cryptocurrency Industry as a Woman

It seems there is a lot of turmoil happening in the world, as the year 2020 keeps giving and giving. From natural disasters, a global pandemic, and race wars and riots, everyone is wondering what will happen next. However, something happened earlier this year that resonated with me personally, and I wanted to touch on this subject as I don’t believe it has received enough attention and is a topic that in particular for this year, is important because of what’s going on around the world, especially in the cryptocurrency space. Women in Tech It’s not a big surprise for…

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Women in Blockchain

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have the potential to radically alter the world’s economy. But could they also upend inequality?Did you know there are currently less than 5% of women in Blockchain? And that this number was even worse lower a few years ago.Luckily, with the amount of information available today, times have changed and women are becoming an important part of the Blockchain sphere. Here are our top 8 reasons why YOU should join the industry as well, even if you still don’t really understand what Blockchain is!Women naturally have the ability to keep going back to the fundamentals, which is…

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Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain and Crypto: The Gender Aspect

Diversity and inclusion are valued higher in the crypto space than in traditional finances, but there are some cultural obstacles we need to overcome. When we talk about financial inclusion, we have to think about inclusion for whom, in what context, and what inclusion itself means. One of the common answers when thinking about who needs to be “financially included” is “most currently unbanked people, who should ideally have access to commercial banking systems.” But it’s not as simple as just asking, “How do we get unbanked people into the banking system?” because the banking system can be exploitative, and newly…

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It Is Time for Blockchain to Prioritize Diversity and Inclusion

Just as blockchain exists to innovate technological frameworks and finding better solutions, it has to improve gender diversity and inclusion in the space. The lack of gender and racial diversity in the tech space is no longer a “secret.” According to data from Statista, while the percentage of employed women across all job sectors in the United States has grown to 47%, the five largest tech companies on the planet — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — have a workforce of only about 34.4% women. This misrepresentation extends to the C-suite as well, with 31% of large tech companies…

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