Top 4 women in crypto changing the industry

Vladlena Martus 2022-09-20

Crypto-ladies: women, who change the blockchain industry

You will probably agree that men's names more often appear in the news about cryptocurrencies and finance in general. We even had curious blogs about Elon Musk and Twitter or Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey and their Bitcoin academy.

But are there female names in this industry? Is it possible to find superwomen who break all stereotypes and show strong character in the field of cryptocurrencies? Let's find out today!

The website NextAdviser provided exciting statistics: twice as many men as women invest in cryptocurrencies. About 19% of women aged 18 to 29 claim they have supported, traded, or used cryptocurrencies someday or constantly, compared to 43% of men in the same age range. This data came to light thanks to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.  

In the hiring field, everything is also not rosy: in 2019, only 4% to 6% of women were involved in working with blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the crypto industry in general. According to a 2021 study, only 26.7% of tech jobs are held by women in the tech industry. This is a small percentage because men occupy almost the entire market share. 

“It is so important for women and people of color to be a part of crypto and blockchain right now because we are building the next generation of the financial ecosystem.”

says Charlene Fadirepo, founder and CEO of Guidefi, the fintech platform she founded.

The good news is that women are now taking over the cryptocurrency industry. They have many opportunities to help narrow the gender gap and increase the percentage of women in the blockchain and fintech industries.

Many believe that with the development of the blockchain and the cryptocurrency market, everyone should grab their piece of the pie and try something new.

Women, too, can afford to get familiar with cryptocurrencies and decide whether they need them, what risks they can take, and whether it fits into their financial strategy. A woman can do everything possible to attract attention to herself and her work, more women, and more opportunities. This is the key to a prosperous society: equal opportunities and unity in clubs, groups, and communities of interest.

So, following modern trends, women have already realized they can make a breakthrough in the industry. They organize events, launch companies, write about cryptocurrencies, develop their personal experience, and share it not only at the industry level but also at the state level.

The women you will read about today have started a real revolution in the world of cryptocurrencies. And they are ready to share their experience with others. Let's see their names and find out their stories!

Kiana Danial: from getting fired out of Wall Street to her empire

Kiana Danial

“Women and men have equal control over their finances. I understand that the problem still exists, but I think we are moving in the right direction.”

Kiana is a personal finance expert and founder of Invest Diva.

Invest Diva – is a company that teaches women how to invest and diversify assets for a better future. After being fired from Wall Street because she wasn't taken seriously, mom and wife Kiana Danial decided it wasn't time to lose heart. She needs to prove to everyone what she is capable of. In 2016, Kiana tracked the cryptocurrency markets, read books, and taught courses. It wasn't until 2018 that she started investing on her own.

Investing is a powerful tool to gain financial freedom and live the life of your dreams. Kiana Danial says that women don't spend much time on it, and she helps them get into the current of cryptocurrencies and walk through it with ease, confidence, and independence.

Danial has built a career teaching women around the world about cryptocurrencies, investing, and financial empowerment. At the same time, she talks about the risks of these assets. Like all experts, she believes that 5% is the maximum investment for risky assets, which cryptocurrencies are.

She dreamed of becoming a role model, and she became one. Her books, courses, webinars, social media content, and lifestyle inspire millions of women.

Laura Shin: the crypto wordsmith 

Laura Shin

“I didn’t realize that I had such an effect. Many women over the years have told me. It means so much to us to see a woman there. I’m very happy that it had such an impact because many women said it gave them the courage to continue the work they do in crypto.”

Laura Shin, the former senior Forbes editor. 

Laura Shin was one of the first journalists to cover the topic of cryptocurrencies widely and professionally. She even released a book titled: "The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze." She also hosts the “Unchained” crypto podcast with many views and downloads.

Despite the sufficient popularity of cryptocurrencies, the blockchain industry is still in its infancy, Shin argues. She says that all the authors, and other specialists in this field, are still learning from each other all the intricacies of this area for some time. That is why it is important to tell women that they can get into this environment and develop as they want. Laura Shin has become that person – leading the many women she inspires.

Women worldwide say that her work as a journalist and lyricist has motivated them to pursue a career in cryptocurrencies and learn more about the field. Or even start investing.

Meltem Demirors: veteran of digital assets investing

Meltem Demirors

“My best relationships, my best investments, my most productive collaborations have come from interacting with people.”

Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares.

Meltem Demirors is called a woman with an iron grip. She is always straightforward but, at the same time, cheerful and friendly. Today, Meltem is a recognized veteran of digital asset investing and uses his knowledge and influence to accelerate the growth and adoption of cryptocurrencies by everyone.

Meltem is the chief strategy officer at CoinShares, a digital asset investment company. It is a trusted partner for investors and entrepreneurs using the digital asset ecosystem.

Before starting her career at CoinShares, Meltem helped create and develop the Digital Currency Group (whose subsidiary CoinDesk is also a part of). During that time, she attracted the capital of the world's most prominent market players to the company and managed a portfolio of 120 companies and four subsidiaries. Even earlier, before her passion for cryptocurrencies, Meltem worked in the oil and gas industry, making trading, corporate treasury, and mergers and acquisitions.

Meltem also teaches at his alma mater, MIT and Oxford. She is also passionate about privacy and civil rights issues. Among other things, she is a founding member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Cryptocurrency Council and tested before the House Financial Services Committee on the importance of Bitcoin.

Cleve Mesidor: fighter for equality 

Cleve Mesidor


“Right now, crypto may seem to be dominated by men, but the future of crypto is gender and race inclusivity.”


Cleve Mesidor, director of the Blockchain Foundation. 

Cleve Mesidor doesn't think that crypto is only about earning money. We should listen to her because Mesidor is an expert at the intersection of public policy and cryptocurrencies. She believes that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can pave the way for economic empowerment for women and people of color. That is why her mission is to gather female and colored communities.

Before getting involved in cryptocurrencies, Barack Obama appointed Cleve Mesidor as the person responsible for advancing the White House's economic programs and national public and private partnerships to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

By 2016, Mesidor was wholly disillusioned with politics and left it. At that time, interests in blockchain and cryptocurrencies were gaining momentum. Cleve worked full-time in the cryptocurrency space within a year of retiring from politics. She now serves as the Blockchain Foundation's director and leads the National Political Network of Colored Women in Blockchain.

According to Cleve, there is a surge of interest in cryptocurrencies among the black, Hispanic, and female communities. This is an excellent trend, but it also means that more financial institutions will now be needed to teach how to invest in cryptocurrencies and other assets.

Now she is one of the most essential and iconic women in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Many women follow the example of the bold and breakthrough Mesidor.

As for the last word…or no?

Yes, as the last word, we would like to say that the importance and place of women in the field of cryptocurrencies should increase from year to year precisely because of such women. We admire them not only for their beauty and other stereotypes invented in society long ago but also for the fact that these women move the industry, break through various obstacles, prove their expertise and always try to be on the wave of trends.

They are beautiful in their inspirational form. We hope that you, too, have had time to be at least a little inspired by their stories because this is what helps to develop – the experience of others.

Why did we say that this could be the last word or not? Because we are thinking of doing the second part of such a list of influential women. We believe this is a great idea!

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