These women are taking the fintech world by storm and you can see them live at Consensus 2022 — the world’s most influential festival for crypto, tech, and Web3 — June 9–12 in Austin, Texas!
Amy Wu, Head of Ventures & Commercial at FTX
Crypto and NFTs are going mainstream and Amy Wu is leading the charge. At FTX, Amy and her team are developing projects to help businesses adapt to the the world of Web3, from blockchain infrastructure for gaming companies to a one-stop super app (that is, a marketplace of services and offerings delivered via in-house technology and through third-party integrations) for businesses to run their financial services on. Amy sees a world where businesses can easily integrate blockchain into their architecture and she’ll tell you all about it at Consensus 2022.
Avery Akkineni, President at Vayner NFT
Celebrities, athletes, and brands are blitzing the NFT space right now but a lack of knowledge and expertise is creating a flood of low-quality, shortsighted projects. Avery and her team at Vayner NFT are all about quality. They’re helping brands develop strategic NFT projects that provide long-term value for their fans and communities, beyond just a quick asset sale. Because if you’re going to unlock the potential of one of the biggest technology shifts of our time, you’d better do so right!
Cassandra Sagehorn, Digital Content & Innovation at Hello Sunshine
Cassandra is an expert in content creation and community management. She leads the digital presence and Web3 strategy for Reese Witherspoon's comp Hello Sunshine, where she’s focused on converting audiences from mainstream media to the wild and wonderful world of NFTs. She knows how to engage people with Web3 concepts, communicate complex ideas in ways they can understand, and get them excited about the future of finance. And she’ll tell you all about it at Consensus 2022!
Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO at ARK Invest
Cathie is looking beyond the future of business, because her business is “the future.” She founded ARK to focus specifically on disruptive innovation so she’s always on the hunt for emerging technologies and industries that have the potential to be HUGE in the future. Fintech and blockchain technologies are just a fragment of the ARK portfolio. They’re also exploring opportunities in DNA sequencing, robotics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, energy storage, and more.
Flori Marquez, Founder & SVP of Operation at BlockFi
Flori is bridging the divide between traditional finance and the crypto ecosystem. She’s spent her career managing alternative lending products and she’s especially passionate about driving inclusion in the crypto community. From consumer education and enlightenment to encouragement of historically underrepresented talent to get into the industry, Flori is leading the effort to demystify the world of crypto and help people find their path in the new era of finance.
Latashá, Head of Community at ZORA
Latashá stands at the intersection of art and NFTs. By day, she’s Head of Community at ZORA, a radical NFT protocol devoted to empowering artists and creators. By night, she’s a singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and performance artist. She brings these two worlds together by spearheading initiatives in the NFT community, and educating and onboarding her fellow musicians, artists, and creators to the revolutionary world of crypto, blockchain, and NFTs.
Perianne Boring, CEO at The Chamber of Digital Commerce
Perianne is one of the most recognizable ambassadors for the crypto and blockchain communities today. She’s also the Founder and CEO of The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain and digital asset industry. She’s on a mission to educate policymakers in shaping digital currency–related regulation and it helps that she’s worked as a legislative analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives. She’s an outspoken advocate for the acceptance and use of digital assets, frequently appearing on financial news networks like CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and she’s one of the most prominent and respected women in the crypto space today. And she’ll be live at Consensus!
Ridhima Kahn, Vice President at Dapper Labs / Flow
When it comes to mainstream adoption of NFTs and blockchain tech, Ridhima is a trailblazer. As VP of BD/Partnerships at Dapper Labs, she and her team develop premium digital assets, marketplaces, and experiences for some seriously top-tier clients. They developed NFT marketplaces for the NFL and UFC, and launched an NFT storefront for Dr. Seuss. She also orchestrated NBA Top Shot, one of the most notable NFT projects to date (and the first-ever NFT auction!) with the NBA.
Sara Baumann, Artist/Founder at Women and Weapons
If you’re curious to see the NFT ecosystem from an artist’s perspective, don’t miss Sara at Consensus 2022! As the artist and founder behind the Women and Weapons NFT collection, she has firsthand experience creating NFTs, marketing them, selling them, and cultivating a community around her work, the causes she believes in, and herself as an artist.