• Women on the Block

    Women on the Block was created by blockchain enthusiasts to promote empowerment of women to ensure diversity and inclusion in technology. Women are elevated, educated and encouraged to be involved in the emerging and disruptive blockchain industry. Our events are designed to highlight and recognize the contributions and innovations of women leaders globally.


    Portions of the net proceeds will be donated to support girls and women in technology. All genders are welcome and encouraged to attend!

  • "It was an honor to be able to attend this event"

    "By far the most inspiring blockchain event I've been to this year."

    "What an amazing day with amazing women."

    "I have never seen before anything like this, the most intelligent women together...thank you!"

  • “The Use Cases and Applications

    for Involving Women in Blockchain”

    “The crypto-future is female: bitcoin innovators push for inclusion”

    “Blockchain Week Heralds an End To

    Blockchain Brotopia”

  • Speakers

    Sarah Azouvi

    PhD Candidate

    University College London

    London, UK

    Sima Baktaş



    Istanbul, Turkey

    Georgie Benardete

    Co-founder & CEO


    New York, NY

    Anu Bhardwaj


    Women investing in Women

    Laguna Beach, CA

    Kristie Blase


    CKR Law LLP

    New York, NY

    Artiona Bogo


    SAP Blockchain

    Berlin, Germany

    Perianne Boring

    Founder & President

    Chamber of Digital Commerce

    Washington, DC

    Elizabeth Chee

    Founder & CEO

    HIT Foundation

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Nadia Chilmonik

    Chief Discovery Officer


    Brooklyn, NY

    Cindy Chin

    Founder & CEO

    CLC Advisors, LLC

    New York, NY

    Kathleen Chu

    Digital Content Lead

    blockhive OU

    Tokyo, Japan

    Elizabeth Lan Davis


    Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

    Washington, DC

    Katrina Donaghy

    Co-founder & CEO

    Civic Ledger

    Brisbane, Australia

    Liang Xi Downey

    Business Development Executive


    Detroit, MI

    Ronit Dvir-Bacalu


    Celsius Network

    New York, NY

    Michelle Gitlitz


    Blank Rome LLP

    New York, NY

    Lesly Goh


    World Bank Group

    Washington, DC

    Alanna Gombert



    New York, NY

    Tongtong Gong

    Co-founder & COO


    New York, NY

    Rachel Grace

    Chief Human Capital Officer


    New York, NY

    Therese Helland

    CE& & Founder

    The Kasbah Hub

    Oslo, Norway

    Ayse Iyigundogdu

    Institutional Sales

    Financial Adviaor

    New York, NY

    Mina Jeong

    Founder & Managing Director,

    M&K PR

    Seoul, Korea

    Ada Jonuse

    Co-founder & CEO


    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Susan Joseph


    Susan Joseph LLC

    New York, NY

    Dawn Jutla

    Founder and CEO

    Peer Ledger, Inc.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Eva A. Kaili

    Head of Greek SD Delegation

    European Union

    Brussels, Belgium

    Reshma Kamath


    Blockchain Research Institute

    Chicago, IL

    Sheri Kaiserman

    Principal Advisor &



    Los Angeles, CA

    Alexandra L. Kramer

    Blockchain Partner

    CKR Law LLP

    New York, NY

    Jordan Kruger

    Director of Research & Operations

    Bloq, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    Caitlin Long


    Wyoming Blockchain Coalition

    New York, NY

    Anya Levitov

    Managing Partner

    Verus Real Estate

    New York, NY

    The Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)

    US House of Representatives

    Washington, DC

    Thessy Mehrain

    Director, Product & Innovation


    New York, NY

    Tatiana Moroz

    CEO & Co-founder

    Crypto Media Hub

    New York, NY

    Jamie Moy

    Contributing Editor


    New York, NY

    Cecilia Muller-Chen


    Comply Now

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Tereza Nemessanyi



    New York, NY

    Alicia Noel


    Cultivati Inc.

    New York, NY

    Charlie Oliver

    Founder & CEO


    New York, NY

    Karen Ottoni

    Ecosystem Manager


    New York, NY

    Rachel Pipan

    Communications Manager


    Washington, DC

    Inna Raykhman


    Fungible Network

    New York, NY

    Manana Samuseva

    Managing Partner

    BuroHQ &

    Blockchain Crypto Media

    New York, NY

    Liz Schack Rabban

    VP, Business Development

    Celsius Network

    New York, NY

    Nissa Szabo

    Community Development


    New York, NY

    Dr. Jane Thomason


    Abt Associates

    Brisbane, Australia

    Ramona Tudorancea

    Corporate M&A Specialist

    Loeb Smith Attorneys

    Cayman Islands

    Mahoney Turnbull


    Blockchain for Science

    London, UK

    Anna Vladi



    New York, NY

    Fennie Wang

    Legal, Operations & Strategy

    ixo foundation

    New York, NY

    Pelli Wang

    Head of Partnerships

    Token Foundry @ ConsenSys

    New York, NY

  • Corporate Innovation


    Amber Baldet

    Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase


    Innovation in Venture Fundraising

    Ashwini Anburajani

    Founding Partner

    22X Fund


    Leadership for Good


    Thessy Mehrain

    Director, Global Product & Innovation


    Hypergrowth Innovation Leadership

    Kelly LeValley Hunt​

    Global Vice President of Sales


    Top VC Trailblazer


    Jalak Jobanputra

    Founding Partner

    Future/Perfect Ventures


  • “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”


    - Jane Goodall

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, all organizers, speakers and the venue provider are volunteering their time and space in order to keep the registration price reasonable and the conference accessible to all.

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    The purchase of admission tickets for the Women on the Block event on May 13, 2018, may not be considered a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes. While CKR Charitable Foundation is applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, it currently has not received a 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service. No guarantee is provided that such letter shall be granted. You should contact your tax advisor concerning the deductibility of your payments. CKR Charitable Foundation does not provide any tax advice.