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New research revealed today by Crypto Head reveals that less than 5% of crypto entrepreneurs are female, highlighting the gender gap in the sector.
The crypto industry is shaping up to be one of the most male-dominated sectors, even when taking into account the historically male-oriented world of science and technology.
New research by Crypto Head has analyzed the genders of the founders of the world’s leading crypto companies and can reveal just how much of a gender gap exists amongst crypto entrepreneurs.
Of the 121 listed founders amongst these companies, only five were female. This amounts to just 4.13% of all founders, showing that the crypto industry is incredibly male-dominated right now.
Adam Morris, founder of Crypto Head comments:
“While we can expect to see more women getting involved in the crypto industry as it develops and matures, it would be valuable to these companies to actively include more women in leadership positions.
“This would be highly valuable as a way to improve diversity of thought in the industry, which in turn would no doubt lead to new developments in the crypto space, while also helping the industry to attract a wide pool of investors.”
See the full research here, which also shares insights into:
– The most valuable crypto companies
– The crypto companies who have received the most investment
– Where the world’s leading crypto companies are based
I thought this might be of interest as we move into 2022, looking at the ways the industry can take a step forward and highlight the importance of encouraging women in the space.