DURBAN - As South Africa honours Women’s Month in August, global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is set to launch a Student Ambassador Programme on tertiary institution campuses across Africa.
While looking into expanding its presence in South Africa, Paxful is hoping to nurture as much female talent as possible.
Paxful believes that growing female participation in crypto will be key to the sector’s continued innovation and success.
"Women are critical to the future of the crypto-economy and we are committed to fostering more diversity and supporting efforts to attract more women to make their mark in the industry," Ray Youssef, co-founder and Chief Executive of Paxful.
He added, "We’ve already seen the incredible contribution that women have made to the technology sector overall as founders, developers, product managers, investors and more. The crypto-economy could greatly benefit from the rich diversity of skills, perspectives, experiences and many other unique resources that women can offer. Further, in my opinion, women are decidedly better community builders, which is a very important factor in driving a peer-to-peer economy like the crypto space. At Paxful globally, many of our senior leadership roles are held by women".