Girl Power: 17 Women Making Waves in the World of Blockchain

Visionaries: Blockchain Agents of Change

Brian Nibley

1. Dawn Song 

Co-Founder, Oasis, EECS Professor, UC Berkeley


Dawn Song is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

2. Ella Zhang

Head of Binance Labs


Ella Zhang is a graduate of both Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the University of Electronic Science and Technology.

3. Preethi Kasireddy

Founder & CEO, TruStory


Preethi Kasireddy is a software engineer who left her job at Coinbase to create her own blockchain startup.

4. Linda Xie

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Scalar Capital


A former portfolio risk analyst for AIG, Linda Xie has worked for a variety of blockchain companies before co-founding Scalar Capital.

5. Awa Sun Yin

Co-Founder, Cryptium Labs


Awa Sun Yin worked for a handful of blockchain startups before co-founding Cryptium Labs.

6. Mahnush Movahedi

Senior Researcher, Dfinity


Mahnush Movahedi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico.

7. Aparna Krishnan

Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs


Aparna Krishnan is a Thiel Fellow and works as a researcher at ThunderCore.

8. Jessica Salomon

Community Manager, MarkerDAO


Jessica Salomon is the former community manager for BLOCKv in Switzerland.

9. Linda Lee

Designer & Researcher & UX Lead, Zcash


Linda Lee is a mainframe programmer, Toastmasters speaker, and owner of Get Clients, LLC.

10. Emma Zhiyu Liao

Co-Founder, Ultrain


Emma Liao leads community management, marketing, and global ecosystem development for Ultrain, a next-generation public blockchain company.

11. Lindsey Maule

CEO, Luna Capital


Before co-founding Luna Capital, Lindsey Maule was head of cryptocurrency research at Precursor Ventures.

12. Edith Yeung

Partner, 500 Startups


Edith Yeung leads the blockchain accelerator program as head of 500 Startups Greater China.

13. Bonnie Cheung

Venture Partner, 500 Startups


Bonnie Cheung formerly worked in the healthcare industry and now focuses on scalability issues as a Venture Partner for 500 Startups.

14. Laurie Rosini

Principal, Ketsal Consulting


Laurie Rosini helps blockchain innovators navigate the many complex legal issues surrounding the industry.

15. Angela Walch

Research Fellow, Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London


Angela Walch is a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law.

16. Stephanie Hurder

Partner and Founding Economist, Prysm Group


Stephanie Hurder holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard.

17. Abeer El Bahrawy

Ph.D. Student, City, University of London


Abeer El Bahrawy is a Ph.D. student interested in computational social science and machine learning.