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List of all Leading Women in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency | Humans of Blockchain

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The blockchain and cryptocurrency space is growing rapidly with the overall adoption increasing swiftly. A leading contribution to this growth is attributed to innumerable women who not only overcame societal doubts but have paved the way for a better future.

We at Humans of Blockchain have decided to honor and list all women working in the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem (In no particular order) to encourage more women to get involved in the space and get inspired by the stories of present women entrepreneurs.

We’ll keep on adding women in the article as time progresses and we get to know more people.

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Maria Jones



Maria is the VP at one of the top crypto media houses – CoinTelegraph. She is an expert in marketing and plays an influential role in the blockchain ecosystem. She supports women entrepreneurs and is a source of motivation to countless people.


Wannipha Buakaew (Crypto Jen)




She is an influential advisor in the blockchain space. She has been on the advisory boards of several ICOs in the past and is currently advising ICOs like Antihack, Solve.Care, SecVault, Earth Dollar, BitDollar and Virtual Arena.

She left a well paying job in the gold and mineral mining industry and took the leap into the blockchain space despite people not believing in her. She worked hard and smart which has made her what she is today. She loves making people comfortable around her so that people can see themselves.

She says – “Dare to dream, dare to have fun about what you want to become”.


Amanda Gutterman



She is the Chief Marketing officer at ConsenSys, one of the largest blockchain companies in the world. She is from the media world having achieved substantial feats in the field. She was listed as one of the 30 under 30 Movers and Shakers in the Content Industry by Inc. Magazine and 30 under 30 in Media by Forbes Magazine in 2016.

She worked on a “decentralized” media platform named Slant which was creator focussed allowing creators to take home 70% of the ad revenue on their publications. This decentralized ecosystem led her into the blockchain space.


Amber Baldet



Amber is the founder of blockchain startup – Clovyr, Board Member at Zcash Foundation and a former Blockchain Program Lead at J.P Morgan. She has been listed in the Fortune “The Ledger 40 Under 40” list, 2018.


Kathleen Breitman



Her Blockchain company Tezos conducted a record ICO raising $232 million. She believes that video games are pivotal to promote adoption of cryptocurrencies.


Sally Eaves



She is a thought leader and expert in the emerging technologies including blockchain,AI,Machine Learning and VR/AR. She was also the inaugural recipient of the Decade of Women’s FrontierWomen50 Award for her work with the United Nation’s on SDG #4 – Quality Education. She is also an international events speaker, an established author and have cultivated a highly engaged and cross-sector network both in person and across all leading social media channels.


Toni Lane



Knows as “The Joan of Arc of Blockchain” and “Young Star of Bitcoin”.The co-founder of CoinTelegraph, one of the largest media networks in the blockchain industry, and an expert advisor at over 15 companies in the blockchain space. Miss Lane serves as a thought leader for many prestigious organizations including: SingularityU, IFTF, P&G, Cisco, HSBC and the United Nations.She is also an artist. As a vocalist, she recently performed Chelsea Hotel at the tribute to Leonard Cohen in the Hotel Chelsea. As a poet, Miss Lane is working on publishing her first collection entitled, “EUPHORIA SPEAKING”.


Catheryne Nicholson



Catherine is the CEO and co-founder of BlockCypher which is the leading Blockchain Web Services (BWS) company which enable companies to easily build blockchain applications.She has more than 15 years of experience in software product management, product marketing, environmental & energy, and defense and served more than 5 years as a U.S. Naval Officer.She is a specialist in start-ups in crypto-currency, CRM, energy management systems, product management, product marketing, investor relations, environmental management.


Maja Vujinovic



Maja is the CEO of OGroup and as a CEO her main focus on investing in technologies and advising companies looking to innovate with applications of emerging tech like Blockchain that are driving disruption in business models. Back then in her role as Chief Innovation Officer of Emerging Tech & Future of Work at General Electric, Digital, she drove change in one of the world’s largest technology companies.


Tina Hui



Tina is CEO and founder of Follow The Coin, a FinTech publication for news of Bitcoin, dogecoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain, which was one of the first of its kind back in 2013. Tina has a bachelor of science from The University of San Francisco.


Ambre Soubiran



Founder of Kaiko, a company having expertise in organizing digital assets and financial trading data, covering all major cryptocurrencies exchanged and all listed pairs. Ambre Soubiran has previously worked at HSBC in Strategic Equity Derivatives and has a background in capital markets. She holds multiple degrees from the most renowned universities in the world, such as Harvard and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Kelley Weaver



She is the CEO of MelrosePR,a public relations and marketing agency focused on technological  storytelling innovation for the blockchain & cryptocurrency industries. She is also the host of Crypto Token Talk podcast with that she also holds a degree in journalism, which shows in her articles about blockchain for publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post.


Alena Vranova



She co-Founded StatoshiLabs, the developers of one of the biggest cryptocurrency wallets in the world, Trezor. Alena holds a degree in economics and a master’s in marketing communication and also an expert business developer and an influential advisor to startups.


Meltem Demiros



With a degree in mathematical economics and MBA from MIT, Meltem is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain at the World Economic Forum and is the director of development at Digital Currency Group,an investment firm focused on digital currencies and the development of ecosystems around blockchain-based assets.


Sarah Hody



Sarah is a remarkable attorney in the blockchain industry who has specialization in, and advising to ICOs. Before becoming an associate at Perkins Coie, Sara worked at Coinbase as a regulatory counsel, which brings a variety of legal experience in financial services to her practice.


Nadine and Nicole Damblon



The Damblon sisters together founded HydroMiner, an eco-friendly crypto-mining company in the austrian alps. They have been working in the field of mining since 2014.They promote green-mining, an environmentally friendly method to mine cryptocurrencies.


Neha Narula



Neva holds multiple degrees in computer science from MIT and Dartmouth. She is the director for the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, a group at MIT focusing on cryptocurrency and its underlying technologies. They seek to push the envelope on the development of this technology with fundamental research, while shedding light on the associated benefits, risks, and ethical quandaries.


Tess Rinearson



With skills in computer science, Tess has worked for companies like Microsoft and CloudMine previously before joining the team at Chain. Chain is an infrastructure technology company that enables its partners to issue and transfer financial assets on permissioned blockchain networks. Chain has formed strategic partnerships with leading financial services firms like Nasdaq, Visa, Citi, Capital One and Fiserv.


Piper Moretti



Piper Moretti is the CEO of The Crypto Realty Group.A company which specialize in real estate transactions using cryptocurrency.She is also a proud advisor to the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab, CPROP.io, Block66.io, member of the Los Angeles chapter of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association and the Real Estate Standards Organization. Her speaking engagements include Inman Connect New York 2018, IBM Blockchain Bash, National Settlement Services Summit, Realtor.com’s Results Summit, BlockShow, Blockchain Expo North Americas, International Blockchain Real Estate Association’s 2nd Annual Conference and UCLA Cyber Days. Piper has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Realtor.com, Mansion Global, Luxury Real Estate Magazine, Commercial Observer, Business Insider, Bitcoin Magazine and was ranked #1 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 8 Influential Women Making Headlines in Blockchain.


Manju Mohan



Manju Mohan is the co-CEO and co-founder of Ionixx Technologies,a company that specialize in mobile and web technologies that help digitize businesses. One of its services is working with companies on developing strategic approaches to implement blockchain technologies. One of its most recent projects revolved around applying blockchain technology to the process of educational certificate verification for businesses and recruitment managers.


Galia Benartzi



Co-founder of Bancor which is one of the most successful ICOs in the history of digital tokens, raising $153 million in a matter of hours. Bancor is redesigning the way people create and share value by ensuring continuous on-chain liquidity between blockchain-based assets.


Elizabeth Rossiello



Elizabeth is the CEO and founder of BitPesa,a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. BitPesa is a market-maker in every major African countries and opens corridors for business payments and trade between frontier markets and the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, BitPesa was the first blockchain company to be licensed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and follows stringent KYC practices.


Evelina Lavrova



She is the Founder and CEO of Decrypto PR and the CMO of Waves World. She has been in the tech industry since 2004. She started as Sales Manager in a software company, but then moved into Marketing and spent several years in FMCG and real estate. She got into blockchain at the beginning of 2016 when she was working as Head of Marketing & PR at Pay-Me (https://www.pay-me.ru/), the Russian equivalent of Square. Later she joined the Waves Platform and learned more about this technology.


Adrianna Mendez



Before her passion for cryptocurrencies and blockchain, she held several business development, marketing, and sales positions adding up to eight years in professional experience. Each position acted as a stepping stone to her more recent executive and leadership roles. Today, she is the community manager for Cypherglass, a premier US based EOS Block Producer Candidate.


Sanem Avcil



Sanem is an ICO Advisor, Official Blockshow Event Media Sponsor and a renowned Blockchain Expert. She is an Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. She is highly skilled in Blockchain, Initial Coin Offerings, Cryptocurrency, Investment, Advisory, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Social Media Marketing, Initial Coin Offering, Social Media Influencer Marketing, Digital Strategy, Mobile Marketing and Mobile Optimization (ASO). She is a strong entrepreneurship professional studied at MIT Entrepreneurship (online), MIT Innovation (Online), Harvard CS50 (Online), Stanford Computer Science (Online) and IBM Blockchain Fundamentals.


Celine Moille



Celine, a French Lawyer, is an influential blockchain personality handling the legal aspects of the technology through her firms – Yellaw Law Firm and Dodobank, Legal Tech. She has been an active speaker at various blockchain events and her legal knowledge is what makes her stand out from the crowd.


Tanya Knowles



Tanya Knowles is the Managing Executive of Fractal Solutions, a Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd. Fractal Solutions is tasks with the research and development of disruptive technologies, including blockchain / distributed ledger technology. Strate is South Africa’s authorised Central Securities Depository providing electronic settlement of securities concluded on various stock exchange in the country. Tanya is currently the Chair of the South African Financial Markets Blockchain Consortium, a Faculty member of Singularity University South Africa and has received certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in blockchain technology. She also has a BA, PDM and MBA Degree all from the University of the Witwatersrand. In her private capacity, Tanya is involved in a number of women’s leadership and mentoring initiatives aimed at professional business women


Sindia Bharwani



Sindia is the founding member of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. She is a well known advisor to STOs and has an extensive knowledge of the Security Token space.


Sara Simeone



Sara is an international Blockchain strategy consultant and she is the founder of Digital Oracles (https://www.digitaloracles.com/) a membership platform that bridges the gap between Emerging Technology projects and SMEs looking to innovate and understand how these new technologies will impact their businesses. She holds a Master’s in Digital Marketing and wrote a dissertation about ‘Machine Learning and Blockchain and their impact on Digital Marketing’.


Celine Pozzo



Celine is a Project Manager with 12+ years of experience in Tech and digital Transformation and Blockchain Strategy Expert at IDC Australia/New Zealand. She has more than 12 years’ experience in Tech and digital : IT Services including complex system implementation (back office finance and corporate systems) and change management across multiple industries (finance, public sector, transportation, utilities). 


Kahina van dyke



Kahina van dyke is a financial industry veteran and has recently joined Ripple as SVP Business and Corporate Development. She also has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry and has worked with pioneers companies like Mastercard, Citibank, and Facebook.



Elizabeth Stark



Elizabeth Stark is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lightning Labs. She has a significant interest towards open source, decentralized protocols and has taught students at Stanford and Yale where most of the students expressed a deep interest towards exploring peer to peer technologies. She has been an active contributor to the bitcoin community, an advisor to startups in areas ranging from cryptocurrency to decentralized technology to AI, and is a fellow at Coin Center.



Tatiana Koffman



Tatiana Koffman is a Speaker, Venture Capitalist (VC), and an Attorney based in Venice, California. She is extremely passionate about bringing impact and consumer technologies to life.  With a focus on tokenized securities, Tatiana serves as advisor to several high profile issuances in the space. Tatiana also serves as Director of Digital Securities, an upcoming asset-backed token issuance. Also being the Founder of ‘Crypto for Girls’, she wants to engage more women in the Blockchain segment.



Olga Feldmeier



Olga Feldmeier is the CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain company building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Christened as ‘Bitcoin Queen’ by media, Olga is a visionary entrepreneur who focuses on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.



Laura Shin



Laura Shin is a Crypto/ Blockchain Journalist and a Podcast producer – Unconfirmed and Unchained Podcasts. Previously having worked with Forbes as a Senior Editor, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time. She is also the author of a forthcoming book on crypto coming out with PublicAffairs (Hachette).


Caterina Ferrara



Caterina is the founder of Blockchain Ladies, an international community born to connect all women involved in the blockchain space. She is also an influential ICO advisor and as a blockchain evangelist, she is focused on the Healthcare and Biomedical research side. She is also a chairperson at Neuralia, the first Blockchain-based crowdsourcing project that allows citizen-scientists to collaborate about Science research topics.


Donna Redel



Donna Redel is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair a USA exchange , The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel began a second career as a New York City based advisor and investor focusing on financial technology, blockchain and emerging technologies.

She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member , the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee and co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee . Ms . Redel developed and is teaching at Fordham Law school and Fordham Gabelli Business a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Tokens. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, heath and promoting women’s leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an MBA from Columbia and a BA from Barnard College (Columbia).


Anna Niemira



Anna is the Director of Business Development at CryptoChicks (Empowering Women in Blockchain) and a Business Analyst for CryptoCanucks (Blockchain Media Website). Anna is convinced that blockchain represents a movement to a new economy, being more than just an innovative technology. She carries extensive experience in the retail brokerage industry, corporate finance, investment banking, and international listings with a specialization in European, Caribbean and North American Exchanges. Anna is also a strategic communicator, negotiator, and a business development ambassador focused on innovations in the financial, technology and regulatory environment as well as the identification and formation of collaborative alliances. 


Elena Sinelnikova



Elena is the Founder of the CryptoChicks Educational Hub and a Blockchain Advisor for MaxGapPlus and Jupiter Vision Project. An Entrepreneur by nature, Elena is a Masters at Computer Science and now wants to promote women through a platform which she is a Founder of – CryptoChicks. Her main goal is to empower women to enter the Blockchain industry and eradicate misconceptions drawn on women in the world.


Sally A. Illingworth



Sally is a business strategist, personal branding authority, perspective-conversationalist, and passionate LinkedIn media personality. Sally has pioneered #brainsoverbreasts to highlight her advocacy for women [who want to be] to be recognized for their intellectual capacity over their inherent, female body features. Particularly with the rise of female Instagram influencers, Sally believes that our women of the future need to be mindful of their decisions and not simply fall victim to social pressures. 


Eloisa Marchesoni



Eloisa Marchesoni is an ICO/ STO advisor for numerous token advisory firms while also being a Token Creator, strategy & investor relations consultant for ICO Projects and Content Creator/ PR Manager for Blockchain Flash News. She has also covered the role of a business development manager in Heliocor, actively engaging in their ICO and STO by introducing to the company several professional investors (private and public) with a leading conversion rate. 

Apart from her professional accomplishments, Eloisa is also an Instagram Influencer with about 30k followers, now looking to become the first Italian crypto-lifestyle and crypto-fashion influencer, generating leads among the masses on these topics.


Jillian Godsil



Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent).

She is a co-founder and journalist in the Blockleaders.io. She freelances for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM.

We also had the chance of Interviewing her about BlockLeaders.io and her journey – https://humansofbc.com/interview-with-the-founder-of-blockleaders-jillian-godsil-humans-of-blockchain/


Liina Laas



Liina is an experienced CEO with a proven track record of working with blockchain and cryptocurrency startups. She has been a Founding Member, Board Member, and General Manager of the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association. Her mission is to revolutionize industries through blockchain technology.


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