This month is Women's History Month and we wanted to give recognition to all women in crypto and blockchain for their contribution to the industry.
Even though the gender of Satoshi Nakamoto is still unknown, crypto is considered to be a male-dominated space. A stereotypical crypto owner is a highly educated man under 35, working in a high income job as a manager or above, and living in a big city. Among crypto investors, men still constitute a vast majority, however, the gap is slowly decreasing.
Women's Participation in Crypto
Women's participation in crypto trading has been steadily growing since 2020. According to an analysis conducted by UK-based CFD trading platform IG, there was a 43% increase in the number of women in the cryptocurrency industry in the first quarter of 2020. The most notable age range change was 18-24, with an increase of 65%. Americas and Europe are also showing over 50% growth.
And, according to Investopedia, 1 of 5 top bitcoin millionaires in 2020 is a woman - Blythe Masters, the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings (DAH) and a former Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Women are also becoming an important part of mapping the future regulation of crypto.
Diversity in Crypto Matters
At ZenLedger, we cherish diversity and believe that women can make a big positive impact on the blockchain and crypto industry. We are proud that 40% of our employees are women (in 5 major tech companies the ratio is 33.5%), including 25% in the leadership team (director and above), and 30% of tech roles (which is much higher than 21.5% average for 5 major tech companies).
Kiran Pun, Quality Assurance Engineer, was one of the first women to join ZenLedger in November 2018. She sees her work in blockchain/crypto space as a great career opportunity: “ZenLedger is part of the Crypto / Blockchain domain which is rapidly advancing and growing. It’s amazing to work on this project and be part of this massive wave of digital innovation. Also, knowing that our work is providing significant ease to our customers is extremely fulfilling.”
One thing that makes ZenLedger stand out from other companies in the space is its multicultural, inclusive and welcoming environment. For Kiran, the best part of her work at ZenLedger is her co-workers. Men and women, they are all experts in what they do. “There is so much to learn from each and every person in the team which has really driven me towards self improvement,” - Kiran says.
Who is AnitaB.org?
In 1987, computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg started a digital community for women in computing. Over the years, that community has grown and changed to become the leading organization for women in technology. Today, AnitaB.org works with women technologists in more than 50 countries, and partners with leading academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
Their primary aim is to inspire, recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. They also host the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world's largest gathering of women in computing.
AnitaB.org does outstanding work for women in technology, so it was obvious that we chose to partner with them for a special offer this week.
We are offering a limited-time 20% discount code that can be used towards any ZenLedger tax plans until Monday, March 15th. Get 20% off of any plan by using code WOMEN20 at checkout.
ZenLedger will contribute 50% of all money raised with this promotion to AnitaB.org. Use your discount code at checkout in your account, or create an account by clicking on the green button below.
Again, thank you to all women in the crypto and blockchain space, your work is invaluable. Whether an investor, miner, trader, professional, executive, or enthusiast, you all contribute to the growing adoption of crypto!
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