Today is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (March 8, 2020) is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
We took the time to talk to the best women in Africa who play a decisive role in the advancement of blockchain and crypto space on the African continent.
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Despite the challenges the African continent faces, these relentless women continue to push for the growth and adoption of blockchain, bitcoin and other emerging technologies, becoming a big influence for men and women on content with a population of 1.3 billion people.
Here are their visions and missions regarding their work in space:
- Roselyn Gicira (President, Blockchain Association of Kenya): We must strive to keep up with the technological advances of the 4IR era. As a community, we must strive to be represented in all sectors, adopt and advance the technological innovations that will transform our communities.
- Alakanani Itireleng (founder, Satoshi Center, Botswana): My vision is to push for the adoption of Bitcoin in Botswana. We organize Meetups and paid training that not only strengthens but also drives adoption
- Juliana Mwangi (CFO, KuBitX): It is imperative that women are at the 4IR table. They play a vital role in shaping the growth of any economy. My vision is to see more representation of women in the blockchain space
- Yaliwe Soko (President, United Africa Blockchain Association): It is our responsibility as women to be the forerunners of the change that has happened to us. Blockchain and crypto have given me a voice and a chance in a world full of bureaucracies. The same goes for other women
- IB MacDonald (CEO, Crypto Harvest): My vision is to help women, especially in Nigeria and Africa, to have lasting financial stability by imparting knowledge to them to help them develop skills in wealth creation through crypto-trading and bitcoin through training women. Our ultimate goal is the empowerment of women
- Ruth Iselema (CEO, BitMama): My vision is to see the crypto used more often in most of our activities, to take advantage of blockchain to ensure that we have viable use cases in Africa and that we can also be adaptable in other parts of the world.
- Faith Titus (co-founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group): Blockchain technology was born for Africa. Educating people in practice and teaching them how to implement blockchain technology in their core business operations will help them achieve better financial improvements and experience the impact first-hand.
- Faith Obafemi (digital lawyer and blockchain): The adoption of blockchain is at a critical stage where education must go beyond speculation. Educating here is just as vital for students, children, women, men and of course our governments.
- Roselyne Wanjiru (CMO, KeshoLabs): My vision is to see young people empowered to take advantage of the digital age and emerging technologies for empowerment. In this perspective, my mission is therefore to equip, empower and encourage young people to engage as contributors, not just consumers of the digital economy.
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