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Just in time to close out Women’s History Month a new event highlighting women in tech is coming to Vancouver this weekend. Put on by Erin Gee and her public-policy-plus-W3 newsletter d3crypto, WomenInWeb3 is a two-day event full of panels and talks from women sharing stories of their experience in the web3 space, along with masterclasses and info sessions to support local businesses and organizations.
“I constantly hear that Web3 is still such a new industry, which means that we need to get things right from the start.”
“As a tech writer, I look to shed light on issues important to marginalized communities. Through my work and research, the lack of women in Web3 has risen to the top as a key issue. Raising awareness of the industry, as well as the profile of women who were early adopters, is important to me. I constantly hear that Web3 is still such a new industry, which means that we need to get things right from the start,” Gee told Vancouver Tech Journal.
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Liv Diamond of Refraction DAO will moderate a session on funding opportunities available for startups. Refraction is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) of art, culture and music enthusiasts from all around the world collaborating to create art and culture events, release NFT projects and produce a variety of written, visual and audio content. Borden, Ladner and Gervais, a deeply rooted Vancouver-based law firm, will offer a session on privacy, IP and corporate licensing considerations for businesses.
Attendees will also hear from women founders on why they made the move to Web3 and what they’ve created. Tricia Pang is the founder of Guava Girls, a community of entrepreneurs, parents and those new to Web3 to connect, grow and learn about blockchain. She’ll give a talk on why she left her corporate job for the world of Web3.
The keynote will feature internationally recognized NFT consultant Megan Nilsson, (aka Crypto Megan) discussing women’s role in Web3 and giving a workshop on how businesses can leverage Web3 technology.
In support of her goal to get more women in Web3 and bolster the dismal stats around women’s representation in tech, Gee has announced a Women Founders’ Scholarship, allowing founders to be nominated to attend the event free of charge. Nominate yourself or your colleagues here.
Web3 Community Social
Kickoff day 1 at the networking social with fellow Web3 builders and sponsors.
Erin Gee, d3crypto
Lightning Talk: Building ownership opportunities for your followers
Keynote: Breaking Boundaries Within Web3
It’s not all bad news in the world of Web3. The Web3 ecosystem is evolving rapidly, driven by advancements in blockchain technology, decentralized finance (DeFi), and the increasing adoption of NFTs. In this keynote, Crypto Megan will explore the key trends shaping Web3, including the rise of metaverse platforms, the emergence of decentralized social media, and the potential impact of Web3 on digital identity and privacy. She’ll also discuss the challenges and opportunities of building decentralized applications (dApps) and highlight the importance of interoperability and standardization in the Web3 space. Finally, Megan plans to examine the potential of Web3 to disrupt traditional business models and enable new forms of value creation and distribution – a preview for her masterclass on day 2 of the Vancouver Web3 summit.
Late Night Networking
Web3 Welcome Social
Lightning Talk: Why I quite my corporate job for Web3
Masterclass: Leveraging Web3 Tech for Business
Crypto Megan (twitter)
Lightning Talk: Meet Leetcore
Talshyn Bolatova (LinkedIn)
Navigating The Funding Landscape for Women-Led Businesses
Privacy, IP, and Licensing for Web3 Startups, presented by BLG
Lightning Talk: Value of Community in Web3
Mitoshi, Humans of WoW
The Vancouver Women in Web3 at Tech's Frontier
Closing Web3 Social
Want to get involved and support female and diverse founders?
Get in touch with Erin Gee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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