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Star-Studded Line-Up on Judging Panel Announced for Wirex and The Fintech Times’ ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’

Following the recent announcement that leading payments platform, Wirex are launching their inaugural ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ in partnership with The Fintech Times, the companies have revealed the list of their highly sought after judging panel.

Wirex and The Fintech Times are calling on women driving the future of digital currencies, to nominate themselves and others that they believe are making a difference in the space. There has been an overwhelming response from the community already, with over 250 entries into the competition that closes on the 30th September. The nominations of exceptional women will be then be analysed by a group of hand-selected judges and experts in their field, representing a range of disciplines and backgrounds, including:

  • Ruth Wandhöfer – Fintech Global 50 Influencer, former Global Managing Director at Citi, VC investor for fintech in Gauss Ventures, I-NED and advisor
  • Pavel Matveev – CEO and co-founder of Wirex, with 15 years experience in software development and IT management, and firm advocate of the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies
  • Jason Williams – CEO of The Fintech Times and Founder of The Fintech Power 50
  • Myrtle Ramos – Founder of Blocktides and Business Director of Asia Token Fund, renowned for empowering women and youths through blockchain
  • George Coxon – Chief Operating Officer at the Nano Foundation and Director of Appia, on a mission to make the global economy equal and open to all

With considerable first-hand experience and knowledge of what it takes to be an inspirational figure in the cryptocurrency and fintech arenas, the judges will be assessing nominees in terms of their achievements, potential, leadership skills, ambition, influence and innovation. The judges are considering women that have long-standing experience in the field, as well as those that may be new to the scene and developing.

The Power List was created by the female employees working at Wirex, inspired by the companies’ vision to empower everyone, and especially women, to experience a world where all currencies are equal. By offering a platform where anyone can seamlessly spend multiple crypto and traditional currencies in the everyday, they are endeavouring to use this campaign, as well as other insightful content, to inspire women to get involved in the blockchain space that is so often stereotypically associated with men.

Pavel Matveev, CEO and Co-Founder of Wirex, and one of the judges of the panel, explained that: “It’s very exciting to be part of such an inspirational and relevant campaign, at a time when women in the fintech and cryptocurrency sectors should be praised for their achievements. We hope that Wirex and The Fintech Times are able to give these women a platform to be celebrated, and showcase some of the incredible women making waves in this space.”

Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, a Fintech Global 50 Influencer and also on the judging panel, went on to say: “I’ve been an advocate for women’s involvement in the fintech and crypto spaces for many years, and I’m delighted to be invited to be a judge for this Power List. There’s been an incredible selection of entries so far, and we hope that this only continues for the remainder of the competition.”

Entries for the ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ remain open and close on the 30th September, with a longlist being published by Wirex and The Fintech Times on the 5th October. The final 10 winners will be announced on the 2nd November. To nominate yourself or someone else, simply fill out this short form.

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