True Innovation Includes Everyone
Diversity in Blockchain Inc. (DiB) is a nonprofit organization committed to creating equal, open and inclusive opportunities in the blockchain industry. Our mission is to empower everyone from all walks of life to engage with blockchain technology in order to ensure equal participation and distribution. True innovation includes everyone. Through education, discussion, and engagement we can build a support network as revolutionary as the blockchain itself.
Diversity in Blockchain in the News
Meet the women who are making sure blockchain is inclusive by Lydia Dishman with Fast Company
Diversity in Blockchain’s Executive Director Susan Joseph was featured in this comprehensive overview of the industry, which lays out how woman are making their mark in the blockchain space. With a variety of access points for outsiders to jump into the industry, this article shows people that it is possible - now more than ever - to get involved to shape the future of technology.
“‘People think they can’t do it,’ Joseph contends, because it is considered a ‘tech’ job. ‘You don’t need a university program in computer science,’ she says. ‘What you need is curiosity and the ability to sift through public information.’ There is plenty to do beyond coding, says Joseph, who is an attorney by trade. She says those currently in the industry are willing to educate others and share their knowledge as long as someone asks.”
DiB crosses all industries from financial services, insurance, identity management, humanitarian aid, healthcare, entertainment, supply chain management, civil society, intellectual property, real estate, education, artificial intelligence, IoT, energy, as well as anticipated blockchain industries.
DiB will provide Best Practices for the blockchain industry and participate in partnerships to provide forums for education, discussion, and engagement through networking events, accelerators, conferences, published reports (Annual Report on the State of Diversity in Blockchain), educational workshops, and the first ever Blockchain Diversity Awards, honoring trailblazers from varying backgrounds. We look forward to celebrating industry pioneers who are both instrumental in creating inclusive opportunities for diverse representation in emerging technology, as well as those who are on their way to doing so.
Diversity in Blockchain Inc. was incubated in MIT’s Legal Forum in conjunction with the MIT Media Lab in Q1 of 2018 and participated in the Blockchain for Impact Global Summit held at the United Nations.
Diversity in Blockchain Inc. is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status