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Women in the Workplace & Blockchain - Breakfast at Tel Aviv

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"Gender equality in Blockchain space is about diversity"

⭐️ An event hosted by Blockchain Israel and Microsoft ⭐️

We are a few days before our upcoming hackathon "Blockchain for Social Impact", and we are very excited to launch a fifth challenge dedicated to diversity and equality.

Blockchain technnology is the subject of considerable hype, thanks largely to the rise of digital currencies. But beyond the spotlight, innovators and researchers are exploring whether blockchain applications can be leveraged to advance gender equality.

If we want that blockchain becomes a mainstream worldwide technology, it is necessary to design it for the benefit of the whole society.
It is about an ethical imperative.
It is about all of us.
Women and men.

During this exclusive morning, we will try to answer to why do we need women in the blockchain space? We will talk about code of conduct, how we therefore wish to use technology itself to change the status of women in technology.

🚀 The event is for all genders, all styles, non techie, techies and newbies.

⭐️ Agenda to expect:
9:00 - 9:30 - Registration and mingling

9:30 - 9:40 - Welcoming words and keynote of the Hackathon presentation by Yael Rozencwajg

9:40 - 9:50 - Adir Ron, Open Source Lead at Microsoft

9:50 - 10:30 - Panel and debate moderated by Jacob Mendel with Gal Landau-Yaari, Emma Gutman, Dana Heller on challenges faced by women in the workspace, how the blockchain technology could solve some issues and why it is the time to get into it:

10:30 - 11:00 - Gal Landau-Yaari, Blockchain, Academia & Innovation - Why Research and Education matters?

⭐️ Will women have more access to information that will enable them to advocate for their worth?

⭐️ How will blockchain technology be leveraged to ensure equal-pay-for-equal work?

⭐️ How will blockchain technology be used to weed out diversity issues from places of work?

About our speakers
- Dr. Heller joined Colu in 2017 as Chief Economics and Regulation Officer. She has extensive industry experience in financial and insurance markets and hands-on experience in designing public policy and regulation.

- Jacob Mendel, Head of research cooperation with the industries at the ICRC, Tel Aviv University, CTO at the TIG group and Co-Founder of Pellesus and Pelleguard

- Gal Landau-Yaari, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Senior Researcher at The Center for Cyber Law & Policy & Former Acting CEO at The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange

- Emma Gutman, Business Development of Hi-Tech | Blockchain | Crypto | ICO at Herzog, Fox & Neeman

Because with Blockchain, you are not alone.
We are all connected.
We are all one.
Decentralization puts the power in your hands.
Power to the people.