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From People Power to Data Ownership: Female Founders on Web3

A panel of women experts discuss what advances they most anticipate in the future of the blockchain.

There’s a lot of talk about how Web3 has the potential to overcome existing social barriers related to gender, race and nationality—but what does that look like in practice? Alyze Sam, Lucia Gallardo, Carolin Wend and Olayinka Odeniran all bring experience as female founders in the blockchain space. They joined Roundtable to discuss the gender, identity and the future of Web3.

In this segment, the panel discusses what aspects of the future of Web3 most interest them.

Carolin Wend emphasizes that the blockchain provides unprecedented opportunities for more equitable entrepreneurship models.

“In the future, everyone will be a entrepreneur. Everyone will make their own business and create their own business models,” she said. “In five or ten years, we’ll have the community that will gain from the usage of the platform. The community has power.”

Lucia Gallardo looks forward to Web3 technologies that address ages-old problems with inequitable governance models.

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“I’m particularly excited by the prospect of being able to reimagine certain financial instruments or governance structures or models that we've seen historically not work,” she said. “I'm most intrigued by the degree to which we take this as an opportunity to reimagine those things, and how we start evolving the tech to be able to suit that, so it's a big picture answer.”

For Olayinka Odeniran, the blockchain gives the opportunity to get back power over one of today’s hottest commodities: personal data.

“I’m really excited about the possibility of web three giving us the ownership of our data. Data is a billion, trillion dollar business,” she said. “Being able to tap into that and being able to create some kind of income from that ownership of data is significant as well.” 

Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests

Alyze Sam, author, Stablecoin Evolution; founder, &

Lucia Gallardo, Founder & CEO, Emerge

Carolin Wend, Co-Founder and COO, Mintbase

Olayinka Odeniran, Founder & Chairwoman, BWBC (Black Women Blockchain Council)