Top 10 Rising Women Cryptocurrency in 2023

Wirex, an online financial platform that offers a crypto-enabled debit card, has announced the winners of their Rising Women in Crypto Power List 2023. Wirex, a Swiss crypto website and financial services platform, partnered with The Cryptonomist to launch the initiative. A team of experts was invited to examine each candidate.

Top 10 Women in Crypto

The 2023 Rising Women in Crypto Power List is as follows:

Amna Usman Chaudhry is the MENA Lead at Climate Chain Coalition

Amna is active in the space of blockchain since its early days. She is a passionate advocate of emerging technologies, and was a part of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program's first cohort. She co-founded BlockClean in 2018 to combat plastic pollution by tokenization.

Audrey Akwenye is the co-founder and founder of Black@

Audrey, an educator-turned-software engineer, embraced her tech career as a continuous pursuit of learning and expanding access. She wants to help diverse founders build impactful tech businesses. She is the leader of Black@, a token-gated, all-black, digital community that has over 250 members. This digital space provides a digital platform for black creators and founders.

Bridget Greenwood is the founder of 200Bn Club and co-founder of Bigger Pie.

Belinda, as the CEO and founder of Embolden Ventures is committed to empowering female entrepreneurs when it comes to building innovative businesses. As the leader of Women in Blockchain Asia's SG chapter, she champions an inclusive economic system. WIBA is a non profit that promotes women's leadership in blockchain technology. She is also the head for partnerships SG at The Sandbox, a company that specializes in metaverse.

Bridget Greenwood is the founder of The Bigger Pie and co-founder 200Bn Club.

Bridget is a leader in the web3 sector. She co-founded The 200Bn Club in London, an accelerator for female entrepreneurs, and founded The Bigger Pie to support exceptional women working in fintech. Bridget's work is data-driven, holistic and based on a holistic approach. She was the leader of The Bigger Pie, which supported over 10,000 women with their businesses.

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Caterina Ferrara is a senior Blockchain consultant and Analyst at AlmavivA

Caterina is a prominent figure in the cryptocurrency industry, and has been recognized as a leader by LinkedIn. She is dedicated to social causes, and actively works towards leveraging crypto assets for charitable purposes. Caterina took part in a cryptocurrency campaign to support the Umberto Veronesi Foundation.

Charmaine Short is the operational test manager for Fnality International

Charmaine is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who has been involved in the industry since 2019. In 2020, she co-founded DAO Women of Crypto Art, which offers education on blockchain to artists and collectors, and promotes women's NFT artwork. She wrote various articles under the pseudonym Etta Tottie. This included a whitepaper promoting diversity in web3 applications. She founded Ettaverse, a web3 consultancy in 2022.

Lianna Adams is the founder of Impactful Artistry and a web3 advocate

Lianna advocates for a culture that puts humanity first in the fields of art, culture, and tech. She has over 18,000 speaking hours and shared many insights about web3 technologies, social impact, mental health in various communities, etc. Lianna is a member of ARTXV, a web3 collective that is neurodivergent.

Lori Souza is the co-founder of MetaFusion and its COO.

Lori has a multifaceted background that includes management, brokerage and business, as well as education, coaching, engineering processes, and management of technical support. She holds the title Certified International Blockchain advisor and is an organizer for Women in Crypto. Lori's consulting focuses on financial future education, crypto payment, compliance, licensing for money transmission, and crypto transaction forensics.

Priya Guliani is the CEO of Earth.ID

Priya is a technology entrepreneur and an impact investor. She advises start-ups and contributes to the web3 Community. She is the founder and leader of the Sustainable Environmental Stewardship Working Group within the Government Blockchain Association. This group was created to help organizations develop Sustainable, Attainable and Maintainable climate-change solutions.

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Yaliwe Soko, Chairperson of the United Africa Blockchain Association

Yaliwe has been a leading speaker in the Web 3 area and is the driving force behind "1 Million For Blockchain in Africa (1MB)," a program that aims to increase awareness of blockchain among a million Africans. She has led UABA to establish chapters in nine African nations and bring venture capital into emerging tech start ups via the UABA Start Up Initiative.

Wirex also honored two other women in categories such as Social Media Influencer and Compliance Leader. First, the title was given to Randi Zuckerberg who is CEO and Founder at HUG. The second went to Natalia Latka who is Crypto Compliance Regulatory advisor at Merkle Science.

Stereotypically, it was believed that the crypto industry is dominated by males. Reality check shows that things are indeed changing. Recent research conducted in Singapore revealed that women are often more aggressive and active than men, not just as investors.

According to a second study, Nigerian women have a greater understanding of cryptography than their male counterparts.

Crypto is the second most popular asset class owned by women.