The Canadian Blockchain Association for Women (CBAW) is a national alliance of women who are active or interested in Canada’s emerging blockchain technology ecosystem. Uniting to support the acceleration of women in blockchain education, careers and leadership, CBAW brings together people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to create meaningful dialogue, participate in projects, and develop valuable skills and industry relationships.
Our Vision & Mission
It’s time for transformation in Canada’s digital technology industry – and CBAW believes that the blockchain community has a strong role to play in overcoming the gender disparities playing a major role in holding our country back from world leadership in technology innovation.
- Inclusivity in the blockchain technology ecosystem regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, life challenges or other factors
- Promoting equality in blockchain technology education and career opportunities
- Working together in a spirit of respectful and meaningful collaboration with each other and the broader community
- Conducting social good projects designed to increase diverse participation in digital technologies
- Exploring the potential impacts of blockchain technology adoption on women and other underrepresented groups
- Engaging with government, industry and non-profits to unite in building effective solutions
We host a variety of events around blockchain topics. View our live events here or browse through our previous events below.
Board of Directors
CBAW is governed by a Board of Directors with representation from leaders in Canadian industry and the blockchain community, and partners with groups including the Alberta Blockchain Consortium and Blockchain for Indigenous Rights International to further its mission.
In addition, Melissa assists with plans of arrangement, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations, prepares a wide variety of commercial, securities and corporate documents, and conducts due diligence on behalf of issuers, agents and underwriters in a variety of contexts.
Melissa is the Chair of the BLG’s Calgary Student Committee.
CBAW is an inclusive and open organization and offers membership free of charge to any interested member of the public in Canada and beyond. Join us at www.cbaw.io to receive updates on our initiatives, news and our latest event details. Due to provincial liquor regulations, some events require membership to attend.
Joining CBAW as an Affiliate Member supports our work and projects in the technology community and comes with other perks.
Members receive discounts to CBAW and Alberta Blockchain Consortium events, AGM access as a formal member, blog publication of posts and articles, and premium content.
Try It Now
CBAW’s valued Social Consortia members are our important partners in building a strong future for women in the digital technology industry, and we strive to show our appreciation in a number of ways.
Participation in our research, consortia projects and working group roundtables
Profiling of our member’s leadership in technology diversity in a published article.
Publication of member-created content through CBAW’s website and media channels Recognition in our media and events.
Discounts on educational seminars and courses Invitations to our annual AGM
Free or discounted event tickets.
CBAW’s fun and informative events unite diverse groups to educate, network and collaborate around advancing women in blockchain and other digital technologies.
We appreciate our valued event sponsors with co- branding, recognition at the event and in the media, and an active role in the content.
“New and emerging technologies are transforming the workforce. More than 42% of Canadian jobs are likely to be impacted by automation by 2036. Specialized technology skills, however, remain highly in demand.”
Government of Canada, Report from Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables: Digital Industries
Empowering diversity in Canada’s digital future
What defines equality in Canada’s emerging digital economy? Participation. And the need for diversity in the technology sector is increasingly urgent.
Specialized skills in technologies like blockchain are growing in demand, while over 40% of traditional jobs are projected to be displaced through digital transformation in less than 20 years. This fast-paced shift in our economy means it’s now critical for all Canadians to have awareness of and access to the job opportunities of the future.