Lavinia Osbourne Talks Women in Blockchain
Why should women consider blockchain?
It’s not just cryptocurrencies as many seem to think. Blockchain has already found a use case in industries as wide as space exploration to pharmaceuticals. Not to mention how blockchain is the basis on which people make payments in the Bahamas today, and have been since 2020.
There are other use cases too. Take the popularity of NFTs. All of which are traded using blockchain technology. NFTs have helped struggling musicians during the pandemic.
They might have taken the NFT craze a step further last year. And you think that is a gimmick? DJ Justin David Blau or 3LAU is an American DJ who took the NFT leap and sold the world’s first digital tokenized album, generating over $16 million.
How can women get involved in blockchain?
The more women get involved in blockchain today, the more inclusive the space can become in the long run. Blockchain can be an intimidating space to start in, but this can change if more women get their feet in the door whilst opening the door for other women to follow them. With more women in blockchain, the space will gradually change to be a more inclusive and welcoming space. Truly representing everyone.
If you are a woman or know of a woman looking to start her journey in the blockchain industry, the best way to start is seeking out education, training, and information. Look to learn more about the technology and what it can do. Women can work out what part of blockchain interests them the most. Be that NFTs or any other sector that blockchain has a use case.
Championing Diversity & Leadership
Lavinia is an entrepreneur at the vanguard of NFT development and a futurist for the emergent metaverse. Through her work leading Women in Blockchain Talks (WiBT) she has been nominated for numerous accolades such as the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation and Best Diversity Resource / Initiative Award. Lavinia is also one of Wirex’s Rising Women in Crypto 2021, a TechWomen 100 winner and a 2021 LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech & Innovation. And Cogx Gender Leadership winner in 2022.
Lavinia passionately believes in blockchain’s egalitarian ideals. She has made a commitment to utilize her knowledge, connections, and entrepreneurial spirit to bring opportunity for all. Lavinia is dedicated to breaking down barriers by raising under-represented voices.
Women in Blockchain Talks (WiBT), in and of itself, is the UK’s leading diversity driven blockchain education and networking ecosystem. The WiBT seeks to amplify under-represented voices within blockchain. The mission of the WiBT is to give the skills and the confidence to anyone regardless of age, gender, nationality, or background.
In September WiBT celebrates its 3rd anniversary. During that time WiBT has grown from a monthly interview series to a growing community with various events. A campaign / quiz to onboard 50,000 Women into Blockchain by 2023. The WiBT also has a podcast, website and runs NFT ‘minting’ parties.
Events will follow as well as the launch of their global chapters. In March 2023 there will be a 3-day Women in Blockchain Summit where most speakers will be women and non-binary. There will be a creche available for attendees with children. Tickets are available now at WiB | 2023 (cyprusconferences.org)
Want to find out more about Lavinia? You can watch her latest interview with #DisruptionBanking in the offices of Level39. In the heart of Canary Wharf, London