April Six joins Women in Blockchain Talks to help promote greater diversity
It’s widely acknowledged that diversity and inclusion is a huge challenge within the tech industry. When looking at blockchain this becomes especially pronounced, with statistics from Coin Dance published this year showing that only 12% of people employed within blockchain are women. Granted that’s an improvement from a figure of 8% in 2018, but for a technology whose whole ethos was founded on decentralising traditional institutions and opening up new avenues for inclusion, it’s a telling sign that there’s a lot of work to be done.
“As an industry specialist agency with some strong female leaders, our partnership with Women in Blockchain Talks is an exciting new chapter in our journey. I’m proud that April Six is a 50:50 organisation, however, we know there’s more work to do, and along with all MISSION Agencies we’re committed to both championing initiatives that promote positive change and increasing our own efforts to ensure we truly reflect the societies we operate in.” Fiona Shepherd, CEO April Six
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