Wirex’s ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ Returns for Second Year in Partnership with UKTN

Region: Europe
Sep 24, 2021, 10:30:00 AM Published By Wirex Team

Following the overwhelming success of our inaugural ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ last year, we’ve relaunched the initiative for a second year! This year, we’ve partnered with UKTN and we’re excited to announce that nominations have now opened to find the 10 most inspirational women in the crypto sector.

The Power List is part of our wider ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the important roles of women in the crypto sector, and combat the male-dominated stereotype often associated with the industry. The aim falls in line with our core mission: to empower everyone to have access to the benefits of crypto.

The Power List endeavours to celebrate incredible women in the sector, recognise their achievements, and inspire other women to get involved themselves. Last year’s Power List was hugely successful, attracting over 350 nominations from a diverse range of women from various countries, backgrounds and roles. 2020 winners include Christina Lomazzo, Blockchain Lead at UNICEF, Tonya Evans, a Professor at Dickinson Law, and Simone Maini, CEO of Elliptic.

Lottie Wells, Senior PR & Events Manager who was one of the key campaign drivers last year, explained that: “it’s undeniable that the digital economy is edging closer to mass adoption, but this can only happen if women are involved too. Managed solely by the women working at Wirex, we want to authentically provide a platform for inspirational and promising women in the crypto sector, whether they’re a seasoned veteran or rising star in the field. I’d encourage anyone to nominate themselves or a friend, colleague or peer that they think deserves this recognition.”

Entries this year are open from 24th September until 29th October, with the final 10 being decided by a highly-respected panel of judges whose names will be revealed at a later date. Individuals can nominate themselves or someone they know, with judging criteria based on their achievements, potential, influence, ambition, leadership skills and innovation.

The Power List is being launched on the same day as our brand-new event, ‘Women in Crypto: Tech, Innovation & Digitisation’, which will be livestreamed from tech accelerator, Level39 on 24th September, 5pm BST. Taking place during London Tech Week, it will feature quick-fire presentations from 6 female crypto leaders, they will give unique and exclusive industry insights on technologies shaping the future of digitisation. You can find a full programme for tonight’s livestream here.

Whilst the Power List is open, we’re also producing a series of new and exciting content on the blog to educate and excite people about the opportunities for women within the crypto sector. This includes a ‘Your Money Matters’ series, offering financial tips and advice from industry insiders, as well as a host of thought leadership-style articles from last year’s Power List winners as part of the ‘Where are they Now?’ series.

The ‘Women in Crypto’ initiative is more than just one campaign, and at Wirex we’re renowned for our commitment to supporting female inclusion within the sector. In an effort to promote diversity from within, we recently announced the appointment of Jenny Kong as Global Head of Marketing, as well as Diana Carrasco-Vime as the first Non-Executive Director. Other female talent from the company have become advocates for the initiative, having participated in events and podcasts such as the European Women in Payments Network and Harrington Starr’s Fintech Focus podcast.

To nominate yourself or someone you know for the Power List, enter on the Wirex website.

To register for a free ticket to the livestream, please sign up here.