Recap - Women in Blockchain
Empowering Women in Tech One Block at a Time
On July 11, 2018, Synechron hosted its second Women in Blockchain Event in Charlotte, NC after a successful first event in New York. Women in Blockchain events seek to celebrate and educate women as they continue to defy expectations by entering the world of tech - an area oftentimes associated with men. As the social atmosphere continues to shift; however, more women than ever are succeeding in digital technology.
Two women making waves in the realm of digital technology, Diana Kearns-Manolatos, Synechron's Global Head of Marketing, and Shweta Tewari, Synehron Charlotte's Digital Lead, were the featured speakers of the event. Synechron's CEO, Faisal Husain, also shared some words on Blockchain and gave his take on why celebrating women in tech is so important.
A Block By Block Breakdown of Blockchain
The Women in Blockchain event gave a comprehensive overview of Blockchain, the digital platform that has been appearing on everyone's news feeds the past two years and explained why Blockchain is such an important staple in future technological advancements. By teaching women (and men) the intricacies of Blockchain, they become empowered with knowledge they can use when formulating their own ideas regarding an exciting and progressive digital future.
Technical subjects covered at the event included the emergence of Blockchain across industries, how Blockchain works, leading platforms in the financial sector, Blockchain use cases, and a live Quroum Maker demo, among other topics
Some of the key takeaways:
Inspiring the Future Women of Blockchain
The Women in Blockchain event garnered a successful turn-out of women and men alike possessing a diverse set of Blockchain knowledge from novice to expert levels. Hosting a varied set of individuals was advantageous to all as the experts were able to chime in and answer inquiries of those with less Blockchain experience. Firsthand, women new to the world of Blockchain were able to witness women who are currently changing the digital technology atmosphere. Men were also able to contribute to the conversation and learn from their female peers creating an undercurrent of respect and understanding for each other's proficiency.
Many women who attended the networking session after the round table noted feeling inspired by the intelligence of the experienced women in the room, and by the successful female Keynote speakers. In all, the Women in Blockchain event showcased that slowly, but surely, women are and will continue to break through the Glass Ceiling.
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