Next Meetup

From kill switches-->privacy rights: Ethics of Blockchain & other tech
**SAVE THE DATE: Dec. 4th!** More details on the WiB Holiday Party coming soon! But see you first at our November Meetup: In the past year we have seen regulators demanding more information, combining forces and asserting their jurisdiction. At the same time we have seen various Blockchain organizations push back, remove ‘kill switches’, and jump from country to country. In this panel we will discuss how technology is changing our lives and the ways that businesses operate. We will consider questions surrounding the responsibilities of creators of the tech, conflicts of interest, the role of regulators and the ethical considerations that arise out of these changes. Presented by: - Jenny Leung, Associate, PwC - Johanna Collins-Wood, Lawyer, Pepper Hamilton LLP - Emily Schultz, Business Development Manager, Axoni - Isabelle Ferreira, Partner, Prysm Group (Bios below) ********** Pay $6 as a signal of your commitment...we want to see you! The funds of No-shows will support one of the next meetups. Fee doubles 24hrs before the event. If you can't afford the fee please get in touch before meetup date. Everyone is welcome. ********** This event is generously sponsored by: Forbes ********** Speakers: Jenny Leung is currently an Associate in the Cybersecurity and Privacy team at PwC. She has conducted GDPR/CCPA privacy assessments for a variety of companies across industries including those exploring Blockchain use cases. She previously worked at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in the Market Infrastructure and Technology teams, participating in discussions with the Council of Financial Regulators Working Group on Blockchain and drafting ASIC's first guidance note on the use of Blockchain technology for financial services/markets. Johanna Collins-Wood is a lawyer at Pepper Hamilton LLP where she is part of the firm’s Blockchain Technology practice group. She has advised blockchain companies and cryptocurrency funds on various legal and regulatory issues. She is a regular speaker and writer on the legal issues faced by this industry and has been quoted by Coindesk. Johanna has a background in initial public offerings, public capital markets offerings, securities compliance and regulatory work. Emily Schultz is Business Development Manager at Axoni, a distributed ledger technology company. Axoni is currently bringing the largest permissioned blockchain projects to production, including replatforming a $11 trillion warehouse for credit derivatives and building a distributed network for post-trade processing of equity swaps. Prior to joining Axoni, Emily practiced as an attorney at a law firm and hedge fund where she focused on derivatives and regulatory law. Isabelle Ferreira is currently a Partner at Prysm Group, a leading Blockchain focused economics and governance advisory firm. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of projects including devising the digital wallet roll-out strategy for Vodafone in Europe and working with the SFM Family Office, where she assisted in automating the Family Office’s internal payment transfer system through ERP software and partnerships with various banks. She has spent most of her finance career at hedge funds, with her most recent role as Chief Compliance Officer at Berens Capital, an Emerging and Frontier markets allocator.

This Meetup is happening now


24 5th Avenue · New York, ny


    Past Meetups (33)

    What we're about

    Learn and share about blockchain to shape the direction of this emerging technology.
    By connecting across interests and backgrounds with a focus on females otherwise underrepresented in the blockchain world, we are working towards equality needed to build products, communities and economies that work for all.

    Everyone is invited to the meet-ups! Allies are welcome.

    Join the movement! Those identifying female reach out to us to join the Women in Blockchain slack.

    Email us at

    Learn also about:

    The One World Award!
    To drive awareness about diversity and inclusion ‘Women in Blockchain’, an independent initiative and partner of Consensys, are organizing The 'One World Award' to honor the solution that best promotes open access and equal inclusion.

    Find us on:

    Twitter: @WiBlockchain (

    LinkedIn: Women in Blockchain Global (

    Instagram: Women in Blockchain (

    As quoted in:

    Wired's "For Women in Cryptocurrency, A New Effort to Grow their Ranks" (

    CoinDesk's "Blockchain's 2018 Goal? Human Rights Over Financial Gains" (

    Observer's "The Best Cryptocurrency Meetups in New York City" (

    Members (2,496)

    Photos (153)