The Near Foundation is a Swiss non-profit supporting the development and governance of the NEAR protocol. Recently, the foundation released its shortlist of candidates for the Women in Web3 Changemakers List 2022. The list includes 20 women, 10 of which will be part of the list. The Near Foundation is launching the list in partnership with Forkast.
A DAO Council chose candidates from hundreds of nominees worldwide using inclusion, influence and innovation as judging criteria. Through the Women in Web3 Changemakers List, the companies celebrate women’s achievements in Web3 and help female role models gain exposure.
Women in Web3 Changemakers List: Vote Now
Voting is now open to the public through August 29. To vote, users must click the link to the campaign, connect to an existing or create a NEAR wallet and claim the Women in Web3 NFT. Users can then access the poll and vote. Candidates on the shortlist for 2022 include Blu3 DAO founder, Amy Soon;Lauren Ingram, founder of Women of Web3; Nigeria’s first female blockchain engineer and founder of Web3Ladies, Oluchi Enebeli; and Stellar Foundation CEO Denelle Dixon, among others.
Winners will fly to NEARCON, NEAR’s first annual event, in Lisbon, Portugal, which runs from September 11 – 14. Additionally, Forkast will feature a multi-part series about the finalists’ Web3 contributions.
“As we ramp up development in Web3, it is critical that we encourage more women to get involved in the sector and to help shape our digital future. A great way of doing this is by creating role models through the celebration of talent that is already pushing boundaries and acting as powerful agents of social change,” said NEAR Foundation CEO Marieke Flament.
Women in the Metaverse
Women are finding empowerment in the metaverse. Dorian, the Women-First Streaming Platform, raised $14 million in March. Likewise, Royelles is a metaverse app that aims to empower young girls. Additionally, the First women-led Web3 conference was held in July. Also, both Denny’s and McLaren Motorsport are supporting females in esports.