About this roundtable

Women have and continue to make valued contributions to the BC Blockchain Eco-System. However, their contribution is often hidden or forgotten.

The purpose of this roundtable is for Women in Blockchain to put a spotlight on their knowledge and support other women in Blockchain, their expertise and strategic contributions to developing a sustainable industry and market. Through this, we aim to inspire women and other hidden voices to write and tell their own narrative. In addition, we strive to demonstrate the benefits of inclusion and diversity, in particular access to the distributed digital economy.

Claire Gallent: Lead organizer for this roundtable

Claire Gallent is a talented cryptoasset and blockchain technologies researcher, token designer and educator. She is a payment advisor for Payfirma, and well-known community organizer  and advocate for technology innovation as opportunities to establish new forms of value creation and social transformation.

Please contact Claire to find out more about the roundtable, to participate and collaborate.

Meet BC’s Women in Blockchain

We are often asked for information about women speakers and educators. The Women in Blockchain Roundtable will maintains a list (in alphabetical order) to spotlight women in BC who are well-known speakers and educators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

We encourage you to connect directly with them if you want to find out more about how they can contribute to your seminars, events, and conferences. Please also do not hesitate to contact Claire Gallant if you would like your name to be included here or if you would recommend anyone.

Alexandra Moxin

Alexandra Moxin

CEO and Founder of blockchain based social media platform, Lead Organizer for the BC Blockchain Forum: Identity, Social Media and News Roundtable

CEO and Founder of Cartera Inc., Founder, Advance Tech Media and Host of the Advance Tech Podcast where she interviews innovative and forward thinking experts defining the tech and economy of tomorrow. Alexandra is a strong supporter of open source communities and products.
Amber Hayes

Amber Hayes

Innovation Consultant, Project Director MIDAS (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology

Amber Hayes invests in understanding disruptive technologies such as AI, quantum, clean tech, blockchain, advanced materials, robotics, precision biomed, digital (AR VR) etc. to improve to engage at a high level with numerous sectors. This also supports her ability to skillfully network and collaborate. Amber is known for her ability to make innovation and complex technology easy to understand. She is a regular speaker and possesses excellent presentation and communication skills. She is a translator and facilitator for technologists<->academic<-> industry <-> non-profit <-> government; a critical element for a successful multi partner project.

Brittany Whitmore

Brittany Whitmore

Strategic Communications and TedXWomen

Brittany Whitmore is a public relations professional and the founder of Exvera Communications, where she specializes in PR for innovative and emerging technologies, including blockchain and ICO projects. She is also the founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen and a frequent emcee and speaker. Brittany was named to BC Business Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2017. Previously, Brittany led communications for Procurify and served as a resident technology expert on Roundhouse Radio. Brittany works to support women and youth entrepreneurs and also advises early-stage technology companies.

Caroline Brown

Caroline Brown

Community Leader for Global Environmental Regeneration

Caroline Brown’s interest lays in the applications of crypto and blockchain technologies for addressing environmental and social challenges. She is the Content and Community Manager for Ben, Inc., a cryptocurrency app that brings the masses into cryptocurrency. She creates educational content rooted in the idea of decentralization. Caroline is an experienced campaign coordinator and has achieved strategic change, in particular using the power of media and technology to advance social change.

Chelsea Palmer

Chelsea Palmer

Blockchain Proselytizer and Community Organizer, Lead Organizer for the BC Blockchain Forum: Leadership, Ethics and Governance Roundtable

Deacon of Decentralization. rap as msGNU. Responsible for operations at Finhaven. Global speaker and educator on decentralization and technology users’ rights to dignity and autonomy. Lead organizer for the BC Blockchain Forum Roundtable on Leadership, Ethics and Governance.

Claire Gallant

Claire Gallant

Inclusive Financial Models and Innovation, Lead Organizer for the BC Blockchain Forum: Women in Blockchain Roundtable

Co-Organizer at BC Blockchain Forum. Payment Advisor at Payfirma. Lead Organizer of BC Women in Blockchain initiatives. Claire specializes Game theory and new economic models, in particular, new value identification and recognition. A talented artist, she is a tireless advocate for inclusive cultures and promoting artists  participation in the distributed digital economy.

Dalena Nguyen

Dalena Nguyen

Connecting top talent and leading employers

Dalena works with BCjobs.ca to coordinate events that bring together great employers in BC and top tech and sales talent. Through casual Meetups and large-scale events like Talent Days, their goal is to grow and further connect the talent community.

Elsa Wilk

Elsa Wilk

ICO/Token Marketing and Promotion

Marketing lead: CryptoKitties and Blockchain projects at Axiom Zen. Previously marketing director at Civic Technologies (Civic CVC)

Jennifer Aberman

Jennifer Aberman

Micro-Payments Enablement

As a therapeutic counsellor and visual artist, Jennifer has integrated the philosophies of decentralization as the axiom of her personal and professional life. Focusing on how peer to peer microcosm systems affect macrocosm systems, she aims to explore and continue working with various communities to enhance human connection, one block at a time!

Lisa Cheng

Lisa Cheng

Founder at Vanbex Group

Blockchain Pioneer. Founder of the VanBex Group, Founder of Etherparty. Specialties include Enterprise Software, on Premise, on Demand, in the Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, SaaS, Business Development, Strategy, Communications, Product Launch. More recently: Bitcoin/Blockchain consulting, Product Advisory, and Strategic Direction.

Liana Nishi

Liana Nishi

Learning and Development Technology Specialist

Liana is a Learning and Development Technology Specialist with over 15 years experience developing blended learning curricula for classroom, self-study, and online settings.Her areas of expertise include: leading the design, development, implementation, change management, and sustainment of learning management systems; and systems that support leadership and mentoring. She is a blockchain technologies advocate and strategic advisor to the BC Government Blockchain Association.

Márcia Vian

Márcia Vian

Senior Leader in Sustainable Business, Emerging Blockchain Technologies Researcher

Marcia is a senior Strategist of consumer businesses and trained by blue-chip multinationals like Procter & Gamble and DANONE. Marcia is an active researcher in emerging cryptoasset and blockchain technologies, applying her experiencing in financial trading to investigate new startup due diligence and evaluation since 2014. Her focus is on blockchain for good, in particular, triple bottom line, sustainable blockchain technologies.

Marianne Wyne

Marianne Wyne

Organizational Change Management and Business Solutions Lead Consultant

Marianne is the Lead Consultant for Eclipse’s Organizational Change Management and Business Process Solution practice. She has 20 years of experience in optimizing businesses and managing organizational change. She drives corporate and strategic initiatives based on her deep understanding of operational priorities and how organizations function.

MaRi Eagar

MaRi Eagar

Cryptoasset and Blockchain Consultant

Co-Founder BC Blockchain Forum, Founder of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. (Blockchain User-Centric Innovation and Leadership Development). Listed on Thomson Reuters Top 40 Social Influencers in Finance, Innovation and Risk, 2017. Author of The Crypto and Blockchain Generation. Founder and author of the World’s First Leadership Development Book and Program for Crypto and Blockchain.  Instigator of networks of change. Passionate about economic inclusion and financial wellbeing as cornerstone for healthy societies – Healthy trees grow in a healthy forest.

Melissa Quinn

Melissa Quinn

Corporate Development Manager at RightMesh

Melissa’s passion to empower people to be their best selves is why she has immersed herself in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mesh technology world. Heading up Corporate Development for RightMesh, and the parent company of Left, Melissa works closely with the team while constantly seeking Partners, Advisors, and other game changers who are aligned with their vision. She has a BBA from SFU, a background in HR, and a strong desire to put innovative technology at the forefront of doing business as a force for good.

Mona Akhavi

Mona Akhavi

Blockchain Mining and Data Management

CEO and Co-Founder of Sidebuy. Blogger at Startup Grind writing on topics related to Technology, Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, Women in Tech and Women in Leadership. Product development and management of web and mobile applications is also one of the main areas of focus.

Navneet Mann

Navneet Mann

Crypto and Blockchain Law

Navneet is an associate lawyer focusing on the areas of business and commercial law, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and business franchising.

Rochelle Fairfield

Rochelle Fairfield

Executive Director at Human Data Commons Foundation

Ethical problems caused by the scaling collection of personal data, best practices in privacy and security.

Stacey Wallin

Stacey Wallin

Director of Growth at BC Tech

Stacey is a strategic, tenacious and had been described as a force of nature when she is determined to accomplish something. She also love sgetting to know new people and sharing ideas, and have been known as an organizational ‘wizard’. Stacey is leading the growth of blockchain technologies research and collaboration at BC Tech.

Dr Vicki Lemieux

Dr Vicki Lemieux

Academia

Associate Professor, Archival Science & Sauder School of Business Distinguished Scholar, University of British Columbia. Founder of Blockchain@UBC

Zarah Tinholt

Zarah Tinholt

ICO Compliance & Investor Relationships

Corporate Operations at iComply Investor Services Inc. Author: Huffington Post. Established advocacy group “Refugees Matter”