This November Digital Women LIVE is back! An event that first brought together our community. With 300 Digital Women with Natwest, in Central London sharing and learning useful digital, business skills and advice. In this series, we are spotlighting our speakers, many of whom are an active part of the Digital Women community, continually sharing advice and helping other community members.
This Speaker Spotlight highlights: Lauren Ingram, Founder, Women of Web3 and her skills session:
Fireside chat with Lauren Ingram, Women of Web3
Let’s learn more about Lauren:
I’ve worked my way up through digital agencies and tech companies, anything from tiny startups all the way up to Meta (when it was known as Facebook). There I ran all of their women’s programming such as International Women’s Day events, and #SheMeansBusiness, their program for female entrepreneurs.
Since then I’ve fallen down the Web3 and metaverse rabbit hole, I became obsessed, and founded Women of Web3 to help address the lack of women in this space.
First off – What do you love about Digital Women Events?
This will be my first, and I’m very excited!
What does your session focus on and how will attendees benefit?
I’ll be breaking down what the metaverse is, and isn’t, what on earth Web 3.0 is and how you can access the opportunities in it. We’ll cover NFTs, crytocurrency, the metaverse and more. At the moment Web3 is an incredibly male dominated field, and I’m on a mission to educate as many women as possible about this area.
What will be the key takeaways from your session?
– Demystifying the metaverse
– Breaking down NFTs, crypto, DeFi, DAOs, and more
– What kind of opportunities exist in Web3
– And how you can access these opportunities, and jobs!
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve seen in DIGITAL in the last 12 months?
It has to be NFTs. Marrying up creativity, tech, and loyalty, this is where the future lies. Not to mention it’s like a stock market run by drunk teenagers.
What challenges do you feel you may be facing in the coming years with your role / business?
I think there will be a big shift as a result of working from home culture, and that in more affluent countries like the UK we could be replaced by cheaper incredibly skilled workers elsewhere.
Finally, what would you like to see in digital in the future?
I would love to see better digital education for women of a certain age, and for teenage girls to get them interested and excited about digital careers.
Where can we find you?