Women in Crypto 2020

‘Rising Women in Crypto’: The Longlist

Oct 2, 2020, 11:24:00 AM Published By Wirex Team

Wirex, in partnership with The Fintech Times, have officially announced the inspirational longlist of ‘Rising Women in Crypto’. Having closed entries for nominations last week, the ‘Power List’ received an incredible 367 entries, with the top 10 set to be revealed early next month.

What is the Power List?

The ‘Power List’ was created as part of Wirex’s inaugural ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign, to celebrate women working in the crypto fields that are rarely recognised for their incredible achievements. Being a stereotypically male-dominated industry, Wirex is endeavouring to shine a light on exceptional women, to give others the confidence to get involved themselves in a flourishing sector. For the past month, individuals have had the opportunity to nominate themselves or someone they know who they believe to be advancing the world of crypto.

The longlist of all women nominated has now been revealed, showcasing women with a variety of experience and diverse backgrounds. This ranges from those holding junior and senior positions, newcomers, long-standing advocates of crypto, and those working in both startups and multinational companies. Women from over 50 countries around the globe are featured, working across the tech, finance, legal, journalism and design sectors, to name a few.

As one of the judges of the ‘Power List’, our CEO and Co-Founder, Pavel Matveev, shared his excitement about the campaign: “The ‘Women in Crypto’ initiative has been a phenomenal success. Having already read some of the nominations for the ‘Power List’, it’s incredible to see the extensive achievements of women working in the sector. Since its inception, Wirex’s mission has been to empower everyone to step into the world of crypto by offering a simple solution to the often confusing world of blockchain, and we hope that this campaign inspires women around the world to get involved in this rapidly growing sector. I look forward to seeing the campaign’s impact as we move into the final phase of the campaign and reveal the shortlist.”

The esteemed judging panel will now deliberate and decide on their top 10 entries that demonstrate unprecedented levels of achievement, potential, leadership skills, ambition, influence and innovation, with the shortlist being announced on the 2nd November. Congratulations to all that were nominated, and we wish everyone the best of luck for the upcoming reveal of the winners.

The 2020 Wirex and The Fintech Times’ ‘Rising Women in Crypto’ longlist (in alphabetical order):

  • Adaobi Pepertua Uzochukwu, Assistant Manager, Okwuson Building Materials
  • Adel de Meyer, CEO, DAPS Coin
  • Adelyn Zhou, CMO, SmartContract (Chainlink)
  • Adoracion Alonso, Civil Servant
  • Adriana de la Nuez López, Advisor
  • Agata Palma, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Wirex
  • Aikaterini (Catherine) Pavlou, Translator Freelancer
  • Alakanani Musa Anderson, Founder, Satoshicentre and PLAAS Farmers Chain
  • Ali Paras, Community Manager, Wirex
  • Alice Corsini, CMO, Provable Things Ltd
  • Alice Sanders, Experience Engineer, Centrapay
  • Alyze Sam, Co-Founder, Give Nation
  • Amandine Doat, Legal Director & Head of Public Policy, Ledger SAS
  • Amber Chook, Founder & CEO, Zebra Global
  • Amber Ghaddar, Founder, AllianceBlock
  • Amelia Tomasicchio, Founder, CEO & Director, Cryptonomist
  • Amelie Arras, Founder, Flytiful
  • Ana Vâlle, Founder/CEO, Agency ROE
  • Ana Elena Cordido, CEO, Cordido117 Consulting Group
  • Angie Taylor, Owner, Creative Cabin Ltd
  • Anita Foster, Bitcoin investor
  • Anita Puppe, Clinic Manager, Boston Medical Group
  • Anna Macko, Entrepreneur, Annamacko.com
  • Anna Taylor, Digital Strategy, Europechain
  • Ariana Fowler, Blockchain Strategist, UNICEF
  • Arianna Simpson, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Aurelian Margarit, Construction
  • Aya Kantorovich, Strategy and Business Operations, FalconX
  • Caterina Ferrara, Blockchain Business Consultant, AlmavivA
  • Catherine Coley, CEO, Binance.US
  • Catherine Tane, Corrections Supervisor
  • Charity Kerei, Entrepreneur
  • Christina Lomazzo, Blockchain Lead, UNICEF
  • Christine Jovanovic, Finanzhelp
  • ChristyAna Viva, ACT Ventures
  • Damilola Odufuwa, Head of PR in Africa, Binance
  • Daniela Poloczek-Becher, Service Staff
  • Danielle Jukes, Consultant, FINTRAIL
  • Danikzi Diaz, Spanish Public Defense
  • Denelle Dixon, Executive Director and CEO, The Stellar Development Foundation
  • Elizabeth Kukka, Executive Director, Ethereum Classic Labs
  • Eloisa Cadenas, CEO, CryptoFintech
  • Emi Lorincz, Sales & Business Development Director, Ledger Vault EMEA region
  • Erika Federis, Legal Counsel, Wirex
  • Erin Grover, CEO, Altai Digital Capital
  • Eva Lawrence, COO, Arcane Crypto, COO
  • Evelina Lavrova, CMO, Waves World
  • Fadzhana Bintemanaf, Marketing Manager, Wirex
  • Gaby Roberto Baro, Head of Business Development and Corporate Affairs, Ripio.com
  • Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder & CEO, AgriLedger
  • Giulia Brusco, Business Community Builder & Developer
  • Inano McCarthy, SuperOne
  • Inbal Polak, YRD Capital Director of Fund, Funds for Digital Assets
  • Ioana Frincu
  • Isabel Kivlighan, Aave, Digital Marketing Manager
  • Jane Thomason, CoFounder, Fintech.TV
  • Janine Grainger, Founder and CEO, Easy Crypto
  • Jenia Barkanova, VP of Marketing, SKALE Labs
  • Jeniffer Centeno, Mentor and CEO, Entrecriptove
  • Jenny Kong, Global Head of Social Media, Wirex
  • Jillian Godsil, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Blockleaders
  • Jocelyn Chang, Community Lead of Southeast Asia, MakerDAO
  • Josie Bellini, Self-employed Cryptocurrency Artist
  • Jubisha Kewalramani, Senior Business Analyst, MasterCard
  • Jurgita Kaspare, Business Mentor and Trainer
  • Kamal Chahboun, Entrepreneur
  • Kata Stier, Founder, Blockchainter.com
  • Kate Baucherel, Digital Strategy Consultant
  • Katharine Wooller, Managing Director of UK and Europe, Dacxi
  • Kim Amundsen, Carpenter
  • Koleya Karringten, Executive Director, Canadian Blockchain Consortium
  • Kotryna Gudziute - Cepkiene, Business Development Manager, CoinGate
  • Lauren Kiley, COO, Puremarkets Limited
  • Laurisha Cotton, Social Media Director, ConsenSys
  • Laxman Kumar, Entrepreneur
  • Leigh Cuen, Journalist, Coindesk
  • Lenka Hudakova, Event Manager, Maker Foundation
  • Liat Shetret, Senior Advisor of Crypto Policy and Regulation, Elliptic
  • Lindiwe Jane tshabangu, Stock Controller, Dpi Plastic
  • Lisa Nestor, Senior Strategist, Ecosystem, Stellar Development Foundation
  • Louisa Murray, VP of Head of Sales, Railsbank
  • Lucy Gazmararian, Associate Director, PwC Crypto & Fintech Advisory
  • Madelon Vos, Blogger and Columnist, Madelonvos.nl
  • Maggie Love, Co-Founder & Director, W3bCloud
  • Manasi Vora, VP of Strategy and Operations, Sia
  • Manuela Warnier, Chief of Staff, B2C2
  • Mara Schmiedt, Strategy Lead, Consensys
  • Marguerite Decourcelle, COE Blockade Games
  • Maria Gomez, Product, Aragon One
  • Maria Magenes, Community Lead Europe & Africa, Maker Foundation
  • Maria Williams, Nurse Practitioner, Ministry of Health
  • Mariia Bogorska, Product Manager, Wirex
  • Marina Petrichenko, Community Growth Consultant, Polybuis
  • Marlene Fearon, Self-Employed Restaurateur
  • Mary Ngaru, Women in Community
  • Mateboho Mareka, Entrepreneur
  • Merav Shor, VP of Legal & Compliance, Floating Point Group
  • Michelle O'Connor, VP of Marketing, Uphold
  • Min Teo, Managing Partner, Consensys Labs
  • Minenhle Forbes, Entrepreneur, Ultrapromarkets
  • Myrtle Anne Ramos, Co-CEO, Sinofy
  • Nisa Amoils, Partner, Grasshopper Capital and Host Coinscrum
  • Nitsa Nakos, Entrepreneur
  • Noelle Acheson, Director of Research, CoinDesk
  • Olanike Gbadamosi, Entrepreneur
  • Orla Aherne, Head of Digital Innovation-Issuer Services, BNY Mellon
  • Otilia Plaian, Quality Manager, SIT Romania srl
  • Payal Lakhani, Director Equity & Cryptocurrency Product Development, CME Group
  • Rachel Siegel, Founder, Crypto Finally
  • Rebone RIba, Crypto Enthusiast, Bitcoin Basics
  • Rena Shah, Director of Business Development, Binance.US
  • Rikke Staer, CCO, Coinify
  • Romina Fonseca Allegretti, Customer Experience Manager, ViaBill
  • Roxana Danila, CTO, Nexus Mutual
  • Saga Arvidsdotter, Consultant, Saga Arvidsdotter Productions AB
  • Sanja Kon, CEO, Utrust
  • Sara Simeone, CEO, Digital Oracles
  • Sarah Diane Eck, CEO & Founder, Sandblock
  • Sarah Kok, CoFounder & Head of Partnerships, Women in Fintech Network
  • Seema Khinda Johnson, Co-Founder & COO, Nuggets
  • Simona Pop, Head of Community, Status
  • Simone Maini, CEO, Elliptic
  • Sofie Blakstad, CEO, hiveonline
  • Soh Wan Wei, Founder, IKIGUIDE.com
  • Soulla Louca, Director of Partnerships, Institute for the Future at the University of Nicosia
  • Stina Liland, COO, Bitrefill
  • Sukhi Jutla, Founder & COO, MarketOrders
  • Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, Founder, Bitnation
  • Susie Crew, Managing Director, Esoteric Trading Solutions
  • Tammy Camp, CEO, Stronghold
  • Tara Annison, Product Owner, Elliptic
  • Tara Tan, Partner, IDEOVC
  • Teana Baker-Taylor, Director, Binance UK Director
  • Tegan Kline, Business Development and GRT Relations, The Graph
  • Teggy Altankhuyag, Co-Director and COO, Coinfloor Limited
  • Tiira Willy, Government, Auto-mechanics
  • Tionghwie Andoko, Owner, Tidar 200
  • Titta Tajwer, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Xapo
  • Tonya M. Evans, Professor, Penn State Dickinson Law
  • Valerie Thompson, SeeAbility Vanessa Slavich, Partner, CLabs
  • Veronica Mihai Das, Co-Founder & Compliance Officer, Bloomwater Capital
  • Violet Makoko, Nurse, Kiaat Hospital
  • Vyara Savova, Tech Lawyer and Consultant, vyara.io
  • Yoana Castillo, CEO, Dash Mall Parking
  • Yulia Gushchina, Head of Business Development, PixelPlex

The Upcoming Wirex ‘Women in Crypto’ Takeover

The shortlist announcement will take place during the final phase of the ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign at the end of this month, with a takeover of the Wirex channels. This will feature a series of inspirational articles and videos from both us women that are working at Wirex, as well as other female influencers working in the crypto and fintech industries, including content from Erica Standford, Founder of the Crypto Curry Club, Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, a Fintech Global 50 Influencer, and Denelle Dixon, CEO of Stellar Development Foundation. These women will be sharing their unique perspectives on what it means to be a woman in the space, and showcasing their experiences of working in the field.

The ‘Women in Crypto’ takeover of the Wirex channels will feature from the 26th October - 8th November, with the winners of the ‘Power List’ being released on the 2nd November.

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