Blockchain Babes started with a simple yet powerful question: where are all the women in Blockchain?
During a fateful meeting in Ubud, Bali, co-founders Patricia Parkinson and Anette Wilms discovered that they shared at least two things in common: a mutual passion for emerging blockchain technology and a frustration over the seeming lack of like-minded women who were equally interested and involved in the industry. Even more practically, a community that encouraged open discussions and knowledge sharing.
Fast forward a few weeks and Blockchain Babes was born – a community in which women could feel empowered and encouraged to do exactly that – explore and learn about blockchain's exciting potential, as well as its challenges, together.
Since then, the meetups have expanded beyond the bounds of Bali and grown into a thriving global movement and online community.
Women have an opportunity to shape the future of Blockchain. This transformational technology is redefining how we interact and organise ourselves as a global society.
The direction of this movement will be defined by the decision makers and thought leaders in the early days; being involved in this conversation matters.
Let's proactively build our confidence, capability and connectedness in the Blockchain revolution — seizing our opportunity to influence how it impacts our lives.
Begin anywhere. Embracing spontaneous blockchain conversation or reading a short article each day will hugely impact your comprehension of the subject over time.
Culture of Questioning
There is no such thing as stupid questions - just stupid answers! We welcome all stages of knowledge and encourage curiosity as well as critical thinking.
Start a Conversation
Dedicate yourself to making information about blockchain accessible and digestible. Create spaces to discuss different viewpoints openly, respectfully and collaboratively without judgement or agenda
Honour your opportunity to actively educate yourself. Due diligence will be key to building awareness, understanding and confidence.
See the Big Picture
We are in the early days of this transformational technology and no one knows where it will lead. Dive deep, explore the larger context and application of blockchain as a newfound perspective on how we interact and organise ourselves as a global society.
The blockchain industry holds countless opportunities for everyone – from participating in social communities, introducing blockchain into your personal life, finding the applications in your area(s) of expertise to building your own blockchain company.
Know your Power
Just like the internet at the end of the last century, Blockchain has the potential to fundamentally transform us as a society. We all can be active participants in this revolution, no matter our age, gender, skills, believes or personal choices.