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About Us

 ABOUT

We bring the community together to discuss blockchain in a relaxed setting while showcasing women leaders in technology.

We are a Not-for-profit organization aiming to inspire women to become involved in blockchain technology through educational conferences, social networking and workshops.

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OUR VALUES

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Education

We offer educational workshops and conferences in collaboration with blockchain companies to help women enter the STEM space

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Inclusivity

We offer an inclusive environment for enhanced learning

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Inspiration

We inspire women to enter and showcase what they are doing in the STEM space

Events

EVENTS

FEBRUARY 27 @ 1PM


Interview with Tracy Leparulo, the CEO of Untraceable regarding her events, her journey and of course #DEFI and #NFTs!

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MARCH 8 @ 6PM

Are you interested in business resilience? Are you interested in how to thrive even when there are challenges? Then this International Women’s Day event is for you!

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Our team

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 Founder & CEO

Alicja is an environmental scientist and Project Management Professional with over 10 years of experience in consulting and project management. She enjoys learning about the blockchain and cryptocurrencies through friends, mentors, and conferences. When not working in her field or organizing events, Alicja is an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys traveling and exploring the world around her. Her strengths include multi-tasking, strong communication, high adaptability to different project roles in various disciplines, providing excellent customer service, and fluency in French and English.

CHIEF technology OFFICER

CHIEF technology OFFICER

CHIEF technology OFFICER

CHIEF technology OFFICER

PROJECT MANAGER

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Jordi Chaffer

LEAD RESEARCHER

Jordi has a passion for education and innovation. Jordi has an undergraduate degree in Biology (Honours) from Acadia University. During his time at Acadia University, Jordi held various student leadership positions, such as his role as the Pure and Applied Science Senator, which focused on enhancing personal and career development opportunities for students on campus. Currently, Jordi is a Master's student at the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, where he researches novel therapeutic strategies for muscle regeneration. Jordi's dedication to his research can be observed through the various awards and fellowships he has obtained. Jordi is interested in translating his skills to the blockchain space by focusing on education and knowledge mobilization industry.

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Omar Mancera

mARKETING LEAD

Omar Mancera Lavin is a blockchain consultant and influencer who empowers enthusiasts to become skilled at cryptocurrency. Omar has worked as a director at ING Direct and a consultant at the World Bank. Omar has since launched a successful furniture company in Mexico. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Women in Blockchain Canada where he handles all of the promotional details. He is also a content creator in the cryptocurrency space.

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Victoria De La Ronde

advisor

Victoria is a lawyer by profession with a background in psychology, economics and international business development.  Ms. De La Ronde has extensive experience in policy development, feasibility analysis and research. She has over 30 years of federal government and private-industry experience. Ms. De La Ronde possesses extensive knowledge of stakeholder networks, sector-based structural awareness and cultural diversity sensibility.

 

 

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Justyna Osowska

 Founder & CEO

Justyna Osowska is the founder of Women in Blockchain Canada and she is on a journey to build community and promote women in technology with a focus on blockchain through education. Justyna originally entered the blockchain space because she has worked in IT and data for over eight years. In October 2018, she successfully held the first Women in Blockchain Canada event in Ottawa to educate people about the uses of blockchain technology. Since then her and her team are collaborating with a city of Ottawa accelerator called Bayview Yards to host monthly events on a variety of blockchain related topics. 

OUR TEAM

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Justin Goldston PhD

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Justin Goldston is an expert on blockchain technology. Being a pioneer on blockchain technology and its inclusion in business enterprises. With his love for technology and his passion to make a positive impact on social change, Dr. Goldston has made it his mission to bring technological knowledge and capabilities to the people. Along with deep domain experience, Dr. Goldston is a member of The Blockchain Council, The World Blockchain Association, and The Government Blockchain Association. Also, Dr. Goldston is currently researching at Cornell University in one of the first blockchain programs in the country.

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Daniel Kovach

CHIEF technology OFFICER

Daniel Kovach began his career as a NASA Analyst through his MS program at FIT. Subsequently, he worked as a Machine Learning Specialist at Raytheon, and helped design their corporate firewall, ‘Rayshield’ as well as actively contributing to many other R&D projects. He has also served as a consultant to many companies including LiveTV, Palo Alto Networks, among others. Academic research has been a focus of his career since 2006, and he has spoken all over the world at conferences in Greece, India, Hungary and more, most notably for his contributions to Non-Archimedean Number Theory, Machine Learning, Cyber Security. His biggest contribution is the ‘Computational Theory of Intelligence’. He currently works as a Senior Data Scientist at Citibank, creating and implementing data solutions with C-level visibility.

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Alicja Wierzbicka

Project manager

Alicja is an environmental scientist and Project Management Professional with over 10 years of experience in consulting and project management. She enjoys learning about the blockchain and cryptocurrencies through friends, mentors, and conferences. When not working in her field or organizing events, Alicja is an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys traveling and exploring the world around her. Her strengths include multi-tasking, strong communication, high adaptability to different project roles in various disciplines, providing excellent customer service, and fluency in French and English.

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Amin Habbal

Lead developer

Amin Habbal has over 15 years of experience with programming. He has created his own AI for trading financial markets, a private cloud storage solution and much more. Recently, he took up street photography. In his spare time he creates blogs and spends his Fridays volunteering at a local food bank. 

Sponsors

SPONSORS

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MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS

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