Elena Sinelnikova is a software development team lead turned serial entrepreneur. She founded CryptoChicks.ca in July 2017 with the vision to empower and inspire women interested in learning about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. “Women are underrepresented in technology, especially in blockchain technology. I wanted to create a friendly environment where women with non-developer and developer backgrounds met other women with similar interests. I managed to inspire and involve many women who become blockchain evangelists themselves”. Elena holds a Master of Computer Science and her specialties are in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, application architecture, design and development.
Natalia is a Senior Finance Executive with multi-industry experience. Her expertise is in strategic financial planning, decision support, operations management and change management. She holds Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration as well as CPA/CMA accounting designation. She is a co-founder of CryptoChicks and is inspired by its mission – to grow the industry and its adoption by engaging women. After attending multiple crypto events, she believes that “we have this incredible opportunity to gain further insight and innovation by tapping into the immense talent of women”. Natalia was introduced to Blockchain technology in 2014 and has been passionate about the industry since.
Olena Glazunova is a serial entrepreneur and business analyst. Olena designs and develops new products and ideas and improves what currently exists in the marketplace. Her expertise is improving business processes and one reason blockchain technology is a natural fit. “Blockchain technology streamlines business processes without the need for a central authority and the consensus mechanisms guarantee execution of the process model by all parties.” Olena holds a degree in economics and entrepreneurship with multiple technical certifications. Olena is the CryptoChicks event organizer.
Liza is a crypto and blockchain communicator. Liza communicates change, she helps break down complex topics into basic building blocks for individuals to learn and apply. Liza holds a Master of Science with a background in communication outreach, digital marketing and strategic implementation. “I attended my first bitcoin lecture at a conference in Las Vegas in 2015 and from there the learning never stopped”. My plan is to support the next generation of innovators by bringing blockchain to the 21st century classroom”. As a CryptoChick, we plan to write women back into the technology history books.
Nataliya Hearn (Ph.D. Materials Engineering University of Cambridge) Professor turned serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Element 21 (ranked as the fastest growing company in Canada run by a woman W100 2009) that brought Scandium technology from the former Soviet Union to sports (baseball, golf, lacrosse), electronics, and aviation industries. Organized the launch of the golf drive from the International Space Station (2006).
Featured in Forbes (June 2010) for developing space age material for Mount Everest team with the warmest and thinnest jackets using ZeroLoft insulation material. Designed and marketed one of the most popular professional fishing rod lines — Carrot Stix.
Director of numerous public and private companies including ICOs: Chain of Points (loyalty program ICO 2017) and PNIK (asset – colour diamond – based crypto).