2020 International Women’s Day – Recognizing and Celebrating Top Women in the Blockchain Space in Africa




Today is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (March 8, 2020) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

We took time to talk to the top women in Africa playing a huge rule in advancing the blockchain and crypto space on the African continent.

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Despite the challenges facing the African continent, these relentless women continue to push for growth and adoption of blockchain, bitcoin, and other emerging technologies becoming a big influence to both men and women on the content with a population of 1.3 billion people.

Here are their visions and missions when it comes to their work in the space:

  • Roselyn Gicira (Chairwoman, Blockchain Association of Kenya): We must strive to keep up with technological advancements in the 4IR era. As a community we must strive to be represented across all sectors, embrace, and advance technological innovations that will transform our communities

  • Alakanani Itireleng (Founder, Satoshi Center, Botswana): My vision is to push for Bitcoin adoption in Botswana. We hold meetups and fee trainings that not only empower but also push for adoption

  • Juliana Mwangi (CFO, KuBitX): It is imperative for women to be at the 4IR table. They play an integral role in shaping the growth of any economy. My vision is to see more women representation in the blockchain space

  • Yaliwe Soko (Chairwoman, United Africa Blockchain Association): It is our responsibility as women to be fore-bearers of the change that has come to us. Blockchain and crypto have given me a voice and a chance in a world full of bureaucracies. It can do the same for other women too

  • IB MacDonald (CEO, Crypto Harvest): My vision is to help women, especially in Nigeria and Africa, to have sustainable financial stability by imparting knowledge to help…

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