The Blockchain Learning Group Aims to Bring More Women into Blockchain Industry
Just last month BitcoinExchangeGuide had presented a story that said that showed that blockchain startups are predominantly a man’s world. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon. To start off with, most coders are male, most people in tech are male, most people in startups are male, most people in new spaces are male and in general, males take more risks in their professions. The blockchain technology is pretty much at the center of all these factors.
About 85% of blockchain startup employees being male. It was also found that women only hold an executive position in about 7% of the crypto companies. They seem to be more often in the position of an advisor, but even that statistic is only one percent higher. To find these statistics, LongHash examined a total of over 1,000 team members, which came from about 100 blockchain startups that had only recently been launched. Along with these staff members, the researchers also included 326 founders and 473 advisory board members.
To make things more even in the space, the Blockchain Learning Group has been conducting training sessions in high schools in Canada and Australia. Their website says:
“Some of the areas that we are passionate about are growing the number of women developers in the global Blockchain ecosystem and training high-school students with Blockchain fundamentals. Another area of focus for us is with equipping underprivileged kids and adults alike with affordable training accessibility to technologies such as Blockchain.”
They support these in a variety of ways, including providing deep discounts to training sessions with groups that have women developer participants as well as spending a considerable amount of time with schools globally to empower and prepare our youth for the technology of tomorrow.
They have plans to expand to over 1,000 schools in Canada and Australia. In many schools, not only the students but even the teacher were able to participate in the hackathon. One of the school students said:
“Through the immersive hands-on experience Blockchain Learning Group provided me, I am now able to confidently construct my very own decentralized applications and program Solidity smart contracts with confidence. The workshops were extremely useful and only made me more excited about Blockchain technology and its potential.”
To learn more about the programs from the Blockchain Learning Group, you can visit their website https://blockchainlearninggroup.com/.