Women and Crypto: The New Frontier

Why crypto is the future of money and how to make sure you don't get left behind.

From the kind of currency to how we exchange it, the financial industry is experiencing a total transformation...and there's opportunity to get rich. Like, really rich. (Case in point: if you invested just $100 in bitcoin in 2009, you would have approximately $48 million now.)

But are women getting left behind?

According to a recent Gemini report, 26% of current crypto holders in the U.S. are women, however there are more women than men interested in getting into crypto soon: women make up 53% of the “crypto curious” reporting interest about investing in the asset class.

Join Claire Wasserman, Founder and Author of Ladies Get Paid, in conversation with Carolyn Vadino, the Head of Communications for Gemini, a regulated cryptocurrency platform that makes it simple and secure to buy bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. In this fireside, we’ll talk about financial literacy, investing, and why creating opportunities to ask questions without judgement is important. We will give you practical steps on how to get involved in crypto, demystify terminology, and empower you with resources to participate in the paradigm shift that's going to change how business is done forever.

We'll also talk about Carolyn's career and how she went from the State and Defense Departments , to getting into crypto.

About Carolyn (BIO):

Carolyn Vadino is the head of communications for Gemini. In her role she leads the integrated communications strategy that has helped advance the company’s growth and revenue. Throughout her career she has advised startups, government officials, and Fortune 500 companies, executing integrated programs to build brands, develop customer relationships and generate demand. Prior to Gemini, she was the chief communications officer and marketing leader for cybersecurity firm Stroz Friedberg which was acquired by Fortune 500 risk management firm Aon.

Carolyn also has federal government experience and served as the deputy spokeswoman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations under the Obama and Bush administrations. She was also a spokeswoman at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, deploying on special assignments to handle crisis communications and issues management to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and children.

Watch the full fireside here:

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