Leading payments platform, Wirex, in partnership with The Fintech Times, have launched their inaugural ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ 2020 to champion the female talent driving the future of digital currencies.
Building on the growing importance of cryptocurrency and the leading role it’s expected to play in the future of the economy, the upcoming 2020 honour role will recognise 10 exceptional women who have used their skills, initiative and knowledge to make important contributions to the sector. Entries are open to anyone, whether you are a rising star or seasoned veteran in the field, to align with Wirex’s vision of making cryptocurrency ‘open to all’.
Since its inception in 2014, Wirex’s vision has been focused on bringing cryptocurrency into the mainstream, and empowering everyone to take advantage of a world where all currencies, whether crypto or traditional, are equal. Offering a revolutionary platform that gives customers the ability to seamlessly buy, hold, exchange and spend multiple crypto and traditional currencies at over 54 million locations worldwide, Wirex are endeavouring to use this campaign to encourage women in particular to get involved in the cryptocurrency space.
Charlotte Wells, PR, Events and Communications Manager at Wirex, explained that with a considerable proportion of employees at Wirex being female, the campaign resonated with them on a personal level. “Myself and the women working at Wirex feel passionately about debunking the stereotype that only men can be involved in crypto, and we hope that offering this platform to celebrate women’s achievements in the space will help to inspire others around the world. There are a lot of talented women that are rarely recognised, and so we hope that this initiative will bring the community together and showcase the power of women in the world of digital currencies.”
The ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ is part of a longer campaign that will run until November, culminating in a two-week long takeover of the Wirex’s website and channels by the women of Wirex, during which the winners of the ‘Power List’ will be announced. The takeover will feature exclusive videos, content and articles from influential women working in fintech and cryptocurrency, as well as female Wirex employees, to share their insights, experiences and perspectives on women’s involvement in cryptocurrency.
To create the list, Wirex is calling on the community to nominate both themselves and others that are playing a vital role in shaping the future of finance, software and blockchain. A team of carefully selected judges that are already playing pivotal roles in the sector will take a look at the nominees, to create a shortlist that will be announced on 2nd November with support from The Fintech Times.
Source : Wirex