The blockchain industry is creating new opportunities for Africans, with many being brought out of poverty, acquiring skills, getting employed and accessing financial systems not previously available to them. However, according to a report on Business Insider, women remain disproportionately underrepresented in the industry, with 95% of crypto users being male, according to the Global Crypto User Index and women making up only 15% of bitcoin traders. Binance remains committed to closing the gender gap, hence the launch of Binance Blockchain for Women BootCamp in partnership with Utiva.
For International Women’s Month, popular cryptocurrency exchange platform, Binance is hosting an 8-week Bootcamp in collaboration with Utiva to equip women with blockchain education, tools, and skills.
The 8-week program will kick off on March 26, 2022, at Utiva Hive, 767 Somide Odujinrin Ave, Omole Phase 2 100271, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, and will be a hybrid event combining both physical and online events. Registration for the event will begin on March 8 and end on March 14, 2022.
With this event, the teams aim to show many career options in the crypto and blockchain space. Students will get to work on real-time projects where they will be able to apply the skills they have gained. This boot camp will also allow women to gain meaningful employment, enabling them to be self-reliant and possible employers of labour.
In line with the company’s commitment to Africa and the growth of the blockchain ecosystem, Binance continues to empower women, allowing them to learn, acquire skills and bring their value to the technology industry by creatively solving problems through innovation.
What to expect:
- Learn the basics of blockchain
- Discover how others are using crypto in their everyday lives and how to store value with crypto and earn on your crypto balances
- Understand real-world applications of the blockchain
- Understand crypto trading and how it works in simple terms and step-by-step
- Get access to job opportunities
How to Apply:
Binance Blockchain for Women Bootcamp is a program designed to train and provide a path to new jobs to 300 young women across Africa. The goal of this program is to incubate more women into Tech in the fields of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency for the global Market.
If you are an African woman and a tech Enthusiast interested in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency residing in Lagos State and would like to acquire the relevant technical and leadership skills needed to explore Tech job opportunities, this is for you.
Use this link to register!
Application Deadline: March 8 – March 14, 2022
Happy International Women’s Day