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Wirex Reveals Final 2021 ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ 

Digital payments platform, Wirex, in partnership with UKTN, has revealed the 2021 ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’. With over 200 entries, the well-respected judging panel made the difficult decision this week to finalise the top 10 women at the forefront of the crypto industry. 

The ‘Power List’ is part of Wirex’s wider ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign, which endeavours to showcase the incredible achievements of women working in the crypto sector. In line with Wirex’s core ‘open to all’ mission, it aims to prove that anyone can get involved in crypto and to counter the male-dominated stereotype associated with the industry. 

After receiving 207 entries from all around the world throughout September and October, the all-female, star-studded judging panel narrowed down the nominees to the top 10. The longlist of all women nominated was announced on the 5th November, consisting of both rising stars and long-term crypto veterans from a diverse range of backgrounds. The 10 finalists were chosen for their exceptional levels of achievements, potential, influence, ambition, leadership skills and innovation, and are considered to be the most inspirational women at the forefront of the crypto sector this year. 

Wirex and UKTN’s 2021 ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ in no particular order: 

  • Lavinia Osbourne, Founder, Women in Blockchain Talks 
  • Ekta Mourya, Crypto News Editor, FXStreet SLU 
  • Genevieve Leveille, CEO and Founder, AgriLedger
  • Galia Benartzi, Co-Founder, Bancor Network
  • Olayinka Odeniran, Founder and Chairwoman, Black Women Blockchain Council 
  • Erica Stanford, Founder & CEO, Crypto Curry Club 
  • Diane Dai, CMO and Co-Founder, DODO 
  • Alakanani Itireleng, Founder and CEO, Satoshi Centre 
  • Lea Thompson, Content Creator, Girl Gone Crypto 
  • Caterina Ferrara, Founder, Blockchain Ladies 

Wirex Head of People and Power List judge, Amy Barker said “The calibre of nominees this year was truly outstanding, and it was extremely difficult to narrow down the list to just ten women. At Wirex, we’ve built our culture around empowering everyone to get involved and recognising everyone’s successes, which is why we’re proud that our Women in Crypto campaign has attracted the attention of so many people wanting to highlight the amazing achievements of their friends and colleagues.”  

The announcement of the Power List brings the main phase of Wirex’s 2021 Women in Crypto campaign to a close. This autumn, they hosted a brand-new event ‘Women in Crypto: Tech, Innovation and Digitisation’, as well as a series of exciting content on their blog featuring top tips, advice and testimonials from female industry-leaders. 

To view the full shortlist please visit: 

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