• Women on the Block

    Women on the Block was created by blockchain enthusiasts to promote diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of women in technology. Our goal is to educate and empower women to become involved in the emerging and disruptive blockchain industry.

  • "It was an honor to be able to attend this event"

    "By far the most inspiring blockchain event I've been to this year."

    "What an amazing day with amazing women."

    "I have never seen before anything like this, the most intelligent women together...thank you!"

  • “The Use Cases and Applications

    for Involving Women in Blockchain”

    “The crypto-future is female: bitcoin innovators push for inclusion”

    “Blockchain Week Heralds an End To

    Blockchain Brotopia”

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

    The Williamsburg Hotel

    96 Wythe Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    (718) 362-8100

  • Agenda

    Speakers and topics are subject to change

    10:30 AM Registration & Mother's Day Brunch

     

    11:00 AM Welcome Remarks

    Alexandra Levin Kramer, CKR Law LLP & CKR Charitable Foundation volunteer

     

    11:10 AM The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), US House of Representatives

     

    11:20 AM Keynote: Building Blocks - What is Blockchain?

    Sheri Kaiserman, Maco.la

     

    11:40 AM Panel: Blockchain Use Cases & Studies

    Moderated by Jamie Moy, Women@Forbes

    Featuring:

    Susan Joseph, Susan Joseph LLC (Identity); Elizabeth Chee, HIT Foundation (Healthcare); Alicia Noel, Cultivati (Food Supply); Rachel Grace, womin.io (Human Resources); Anya Levitov, Verus (Real Estate); Reshma Kamath, Blockchain Research Institute (Supply Chain)

     

    12:20 PM Keynote: Closing the Gap between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Adoption

    Perianne Boring, Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

     

    12:40 PM Panel: Launching a Blockchain Startup

    Moderated by Ayse Iyigundogdu, Financial Advisor

    Featuring:

    Ronit Bacalu, Celsius Network; TongTong Gong, Amberdata; Nadia Chilmonik, Byzantine; Ada Jonuse, Lympo.io; Mina Jeong, M&K PR 

     

    1:15 PM Panel: Investing in Blockchain

    Moderated by Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft

    Featuring:

    Manana Samuseva, BuroHQ & Blockchain Crypto Media; Pelli Wang, Token Foundry @ ConsenSys; Liz Rabban, Celsius Network; Xinyi Chen, ChainVC

     

    1:45 PM Coffee Break

     

    2:00 PM Performance

    Tatiana Moroz

     

    2:15 PM Keynote: Blockchain Challenges and Opportunities: the View from the European Parliament

    Eva Kaili, European Parliament Member and Chair of its Science and Technology Options Assessment body

     

    2:35 PM Panel: Word of Law - Blockchain Law & Regulations 

    Moderated by Kristie Blase, CKR Law LLP

    Featuring:

    Elizabeth Lan Davis, Murphy & McGonigle PC; Alanna Gombert, MetaX; Perianne Boring, Chamber of Digital Commerce; Nissa Szabo, bloXroute; Ramona Tudorancea, Loeb Smith

                                                                                  

    3:10 PM Panel: Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

    Moderated by Sarah Azouvi, University College London

    Featuring:

    Artiona Bogo, SAP Blockchain; Anna Vladi, Women4blockchain; Inna Raykhman, Fungible Network;

    Karen Ottoni, Hyperledger; Liang Downey, IBM

     

    3:40 PM Keynote: Being the Change - The Story of the Wyoming Blockchain Bills in the Equality State

    Caitlin Long, Wyoming Blockchain Coalition

     

    4:00 PM Panel: Blockchain Innovation Globally

    Moderated by Alexandra Levin Kramer, CKR Law, LLP

    Featuring:

    Rachel Pipan, Bitfury (Republic of Georgia); Sima Baktaş, startupblockchain.io (Turkey); Katrina Donaghy, Civic Ledger (Australia); Therese Helland, The Kasbah Hub (Norway); Cecilia Müller-Chen, Comply Now (Switzerland)

     

    4:40 PM Panel: Blockchain in Humanitarian and Economic Development

    Moderated by Cindy Chin, CLC Advisors LLC

    Featuring:

    Lesly Goh, World Bank Group; Jane Thomason, Abt Associates; Georgie Benardete, Align17; Fennie Wang, ixo foundation; Dawn Jutla, PeerLedger.com

     

    5:15 PM Panel: Chain Reactions - Blockchain Communities

    Moderated by Kathleen Chu, blockhive OU

    Featuring:

    Charlie Oliver, TECH 2025; Thessy Mehrain, ConsenSys; Institutional Shareholder Services; Michelle Gitlitz, Blank Rome LLP; Mahoney Turnbull, Blockchain for Science; Anu Bhardwaj, Crypto Queens

     

    5:50 PM Closing Remarks

    Cindy Chin, CLC Advisors LLC

     

    6:00 PM Microsoft Women on the Block Blockchain Awards

    Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft

     

    6:15 PM Cocktail Party

  • Speakers

    Sarah Azouvi

    PhD Candidate

    University College London

    London, UK

    Sima Baktaş

    Co-founder

    startupblockchain.io

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Georgie Benardete

    Co-founder & CEO

    Align17

    New York, NY

    Anu Bhardwaj

    Founder

    Women investing in Women

    Laguna Beach, CA

    Kristie Blase

    Partner

    CKR Law LLP

    New York, NY

    Artiona Bogo

    Engineer

    SAP Blockchain

    Berlin, Germany

    Perianne Boring

    Founder & President

    Chamber of Digital Commerce

    Washington, DC

    Elizabeth Chee

    Founder & CEO

    HIT Foundation

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Nadia Chilmonik

    Chief Discovery Officer

    Byzantine

    Brooklyn, NY

    Cindy Chin

    Founder & CEO

    CLC Advisors, LLC

    New York, NY

    Kathleen Chu

    Digital Content Lead

    blockhive OU

    Tokyo, Japan

    Elizabeth Lan Davis

    Shareholder

    Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

    Washington, DC

    Katrina Donaghy

    Co-founder & CEO

    Civic Ledger

    Brisbane, Australia

    Liang Xi Downey

    Business Development Executive

    IBM

    Detroit, MI

    Ronit Dvir-Bacalu

    CFO

    Celsius Network

    New York, NY

    Michelle Gitlitz

    Partner

    Blank Rome LLP

    New York, NY

    Lesly Goh

    CTO

    World Bank Group

    Washington, DC

    Alanna Gombert

    CRO

    MetaX

    New York, NY

    Tongtong Gong

    Co-founder & COO

    Amberdata

    New York, NY

    Rachel Grace

    Chief Human Capital Officer

    Womin.io

    New York, NY

    Therese Helland

    CE& & Founder

    The Kasbah Hub

    Oslo, Norway

    Ayse Iyigundogdu

    Institutional Sales

    Financial Adviaor

    New York, NY

    Mina Jeong

    Founder & Managing Director,

    M&K PR

    Seoul, Korea

    Ada Jonuse

    Co-founder & CEO

    Lympo

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Susan Joseph

    Principal

    Susan Joseph LLC

    New York, NY

    Dawn Jutla

    Founder and CEO

    Peer Ledger, Inc.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Eva A. Kaili

    Head of Greek SD Delegation

    European Union

    Brussels, Belgium

    Reshma Kamath

    Faculty

    Blockchain Research Institute

    Chicago, IL

    Sheri Kaiserman

    Principal Advisor &

    Co-Founder

    Maco.la

    Los Angeles, CA

    Alexandra L. Kramer

    Blockchain Partner

    CKR Law LLP

    New York, NY

    Jordan Kruger

    Director of Research & Operations

    Bloq, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    Caitlin Long

    Co-founder

    Wyoming Blockchain Coalition

    New York, NY

    Anya Levitov

    Managing Partner

    Verus Real Estate

    New York, NY

    The Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)

    US House of Representatives

    Washington, DC

    Thessy Mehrain

    Director, Product & Innovation

    ConsenSys

    New York, NY

    Tatiana Moroz

    CEO & Co-founder

    Crypto Media Hub

    New York, NY

    Jamie Moy

    Contributing Editor

    Women@Forbes

    New York, NY

    Cecilia Muller-Chen

    CEO

    Comply Now

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Tereza Nemessanyi

    Entrepreneur-in-residence

    Microsoft

    New York, NY

    Alicia Noel

    Founder

    Cultivati Inc.

    New York, NY

    Charlie Oliver

    Founder & CEO

    TECH2025

    New York, NY

    Karen Ottoni

    Ecosystem Manager

    Hyperledger

    New York, NY

    Rachel Pipan

    Communications Manager

    Bitfury

    Washington, DC

    Inna Raykhman

    COO

    Fungible Network

    New York, NY

    Manana Samuseva

    Managing Partner

    BuroHQ &

    Blockchain Crypto Media

    New York, NY

    Liz Schack Rabban

    VP, Business Development

    Celsius Network

    New York, NY

    Nissa Szabo

    Community Development

    bloXroute

    New York, NY

    Dr. Jane Thomason

    CEO

    Abt Associates

    Brisbane, Australia

    Ramona Tudorancea

    Corporate M&A Specialist

    Loeb Smith Attorneys

    Cayman Islands

    Mahoney Turnbull

    Director

    Blockchain for Science

    London, UK

    Anna Vladi

    Founder

    Women4blockchain

    New York, NY

    Fennie Wang

    Legal, Operations & Strategy

    ixo foundation

    New York, NY

    Pelli Wang

    Head of Partnerships

    Token Foundry @ ConsenSys

    New York, NY

  • Microsoft Women on the Block Blockchain Awards

  • Corporate Innovation

     

    Amber Baldet

    Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

     

    Innovation in Venture Fundraising

    Ashwini Anburajani

    Founding Partner

    22X Fund

     

    Leadership for Good

     

    Thessy Mehrain

    Director, Global Product & Innovation

    ConsenSys

    Hypergrowth Innovation Leadership

    Kelly LeValley Hunt​

    Global Vice President of Sales

    BlockApps

    Top VC Trailblazer

     

    Jalak Jobanputra

    Founding Partner

    Future/Perfect Ventures

     

  • “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

     

    - Jane Goodall

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, all organizers, speakers and the venue provider are volunteering their time and space in order to keep the registration price reasonable and the conference accessible to all.

  • Registration

    VIP

    Includes General Admission, preferred seating, VIP reception, and access to the VIP lounge

    $599

    Student

    Discounts may be available for students who qualify. Email your contact info, school and essay to info@womenontheblock.i

    General Admission

    Includes the

    full day event, Mother's Day brunch, and evening cocktails

    $299

    Children's Program

    An educational program for children ages 5-11 will be available onsite from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. It will be focused on science, technology, engineering, art & math (STEAM). Caregivers are vetted, insured, first-aid & CPR certified.

    $80

    Subject to availability

    Virtual Ticket

    Attend the event via live stream during the entire program.

    $99

     

    People of all genders are encouraged to register!

    All sales are final and non-refundable.

    A portion of the proceeds has been donated to the CKR Charitable Foundation, supporting technology

    programs for women and girls.

  • CKR Charitable Foundation acknowledges
    the generous support of the following sponsors:

    Become a sponsor. Sign up below or contact us directly at info@womenontheblock.io

    Organizer

    CKR Charitable Foundation would like to thank the following members of the Women on the Block event committee for their generous support and help:

     

    Rifka Buls, The Williamsburg Hotel

    Cindy Chin, CLC Advisors, LLC

    Anthony Elia, CryptoCribs.io

    Marina Fyrigou-Koulouri, CKR Law LLP

    Alexandra Levin Kramer, CKR Law LLP, CKR Charitable Foundation

    Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equity Partners

    Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft

    Beth Olarsch, b.Creative Design

    Sebastian Quinn-Watson, First Point Ventures

    Catherine Robinson, CKR Law LLP

    Alexia Whirry, Block Collective

    Community Partners

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    Speaker Disclaimer

    The views expressed in presentations made at Women on the Block or other CKR Charitable Foundation meetings or events are those of the individual speaker and not, necessarily, of CKR Charitable Foundation or an organizer, sponsor, or any other person affiliated with Women on the Block or CKR Charitable Foundation. Presentations by anyone at Women on the Block or other CKR Charitable Foundation events, or the presence of vendors at such events, do not constitute an endorsement of such persons, the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    Tax Exempt Status

    The purchase of admission tickets for the Women on the Block event on May 13, 2018, may not be considered a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes. While CKR Charitable Foundation is applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, it currently has not received a 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service. No guarantee is provided that such letter shall be granted. You should contact your tax advisor concerning the deductibility of your payments. CKR Charitable Foundation does not provide any tax advice.