3 women leaders share their experiences in the male-dominated cryptocurrency industry and what its future looks like for women
Just like the startup boom in Silicon Valley during the early 2000's, jumping into a career in crypto is not for everyone. It requires a lot of commitment and time. The best reason to pivot your career to crypto full-time is because you are passionate about what can be achieved.
The three of us come from various finance and tech backgrounds, from big institutions to startups, but we all found our way into crypto.
And while it was hard nudging our way into a boy's club, crypto doesn't have to stay a boy's club. It's a thriving industry with over $2 trillion in market capitalization (and growing).
Having women at the forefront of the early stages of development of the industry is a positive indicator for a future where priority goes to the right education and access for everyone to join this new crypto club. Last year we saw an increase in women working in the industry by 43%, according to a study by CoinMarketCap.
Here are some of our experiences and perspectives on the future of crypto for women leaders.
Leah Jonas, head of partnerships, Celsius Network
When I caught the crypto bug four years ago, the most effective way to learn about and start a crypto career was by attending niche networking events. While this is true in any industry, unfortunately, the gender imbalance at crypto events in particular has created and perpetuated a barrier to entry that often prevents women from becoming involved in the digital asset space.