As with many technology oriented jobs, women are usually absent or not recruited into this particular field. While some say it is demanding, the sheer fact is that women currently play a already integral part in many other finance oriented jobs and with the number of female programmers also seeing a rise, women breaking into the bitcoin industry may be the next big step forward for the industry.
It’s my belief that every time the words “women” and “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” or “Bitcoin” or “fintech” are juxtaposed in a sentence or phrase, it’s a reminder — subconscious or conscious — that instead of being “not for me”, this amazing, […]. Some women who have turned up at the group simply to learn more have confessed that they would never have had the courage or even the desire to turn up at to an almost exclusively male group, whom they perceived as being intimidatingly knowledgeable, and ask beginner questions. – Rhian Lewis
Africa has been highlighted as one of the frontrunners in the campaign to get women involved in economics and this too is slowly spilling over to digital markets which are increasingly beiong recognised as viable options. Furthermore the Bitcoin Africa conference also attracted plenty of female attention with around 25% of speakers female, female intuition is slowly breaking through in another male dominated profession. Other countries such as India are following the lead set by Africa as Global Business Development Head for the leading exchange in the country is also female, Elizabeth Mcauley.
To conclude bitcoin may give much more freedom to women than fiat for a number of reasons including the fact Bitcoin is anonymous so gender and background play no part in markets or development. Many have attributed the stability and growth of bitcoin due to the diverse range of customers as women are the main household spenders around the globe and allowing them to access to bitcoin not only benefits the economy itself but also helps to empower women to get involved into finances even more !