When going about establishing the online network Women in Blockchain Talks in 2019, Lavinia Osbourne had her mind set on becoming the “Oprah of blockchain”, and helping women and underrepresented groups get into the burgeoning tech space. The community is dedicated to hosting digital and in-person outlets for discussion and networking, offering a podcast, events and tech-centric meet-ups to members.
By shining a spotlight on the achievements of women in the blockchain sector, the platform serves as a beacon of inspiration for others who are interested in working with the technology. According to the WiBT CEO and futurist, there is also an aim to help ensure the next frontier of the web is more inclusive across the board than the leadership of Web 2.0 has been.
Bringing expertise in blockchain, fintech and welltech thought leadership, Osbourne has been looking to help experts and newcomers alike look at money, career, and life opportunities from a new perspective, while aiding blockchain innovation across industries. A prolific thought leader with experience speaking at events such as the Women in IT UK Summit, Osbourne’s work has earned her recognition as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Tech & Innovation, as well as the 2021 Women in Tech 100 award.
In this interview with Information Age, we explore how blockchain can positively impact business and society at scale, as well as how women and underrepresented groups can become more involved in this fast-evolving realm of tech.
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