She(256), a novel idea to encourage women in cryptocurrency space 21205
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Vidwan Reddy
Aug 18, 2018 at 11:55 PM

She(256), a University of California, Berkeley-led initiative, is striving to encourage more women in the cryptocurrency domain, which is like many other fields, has high levels of gender disparity.

It “presents the opportunity for a professional and young student or early-career young adult to learn from each other serving as guides and allies”.

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The program aims to support women entering the cryptocurrency space by assigning them a knowledgeable person from the crypto world as a mentor.

“Dear men of crypto, I would love to see many of you sign up to be She(256) mentors too! Many of you have been the most important mentors and influences in my career. It matters more than you know when you support your female colleagues,” tweeted Jill Carlson.

The official website states the mission as "To match up young female-identifying individuals with professional mentors."

Finding direction within any space can be intimidating, even more so in the blockchain space. Mentorship presents the opportunity for a professional and young student or early-career young adult to learn from each other serving as guides and allies.

Program guidelines entail connecting via phone or in person 1 - 3 times per month, and maintaining communication through email, message etc. She(256) events are a great time to sync up in person. You are matched your mentor/mentee for a year and we encourage you to continue to maintain communication after that!

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