Women in the Web3 industry are advocating for increased diversity in the ecosystem, recognizing that the underrepresentation of women in the field is a significant concern that needs to be addressed. In a recent interview, several women shared their experiences and insights on the importance of promoting diversity within the industry, and they suggested various ways to achieve greater inclusivity.
According to Sandra Leow, research analyst at Nansen, encouraging women to take small initiatives such as referring friends to crypto projects, regardless of their gender, can help improve diversity. Onboarding initiatives that prioritize helping more people, especially women, become familiar with on-chain data and blockchain explorers can also be effective. Devon Martens, principal Blockchain Engineer at Sweet NFTs, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for women to grow based on their skill set and encouraged companies to offer internal growth opportunities such as courses and workshops.
Journey Li, social media manager at Nansen, highlighted the significance of expressing one’s involvement in the field and being vocal about identity as a woman in the industry. Great role models can also motivate women to pursue Web3, which has enormous potential, especially for female leaders looking to change the world, according to Devon.
Sandy Carter, chief operating officer and head of business development at Unstoppable Domains, stressed the need for communities, organizations, and companies to collaborate and take proactive measures to improve diversity in the space, with a focus on education and training starting at the grassroots level. She emphasized the fundamental role of education in encouraging more women and minority groups to enter the field and suggested that training should be emphasized in schools and colleges where girls can learn the skills early.
Overall, the Web3 ecosystem needs more women, and workplaces need to be more encouraging of diversity initiatives. To encourage more women to join the industry, companies and organizations need to collaborate and take proactive measures to promote diversity, including education and training initiatives starting at the grassroots level.