CryptoChicks started from two software engineers and friends Elena Sinelnikova and Natalia Ameline walking through the mazes of blockchain technology and deciding to help other women to navigate them. Now it is an international non-profit with members, events and chapters in 56 countries, helping thousands of women around the globe to learn and invest in blockchain, build new careers and businesses.
Shamim Rajani is a Techpreneur and has been serving the Pakistan IT industry for the last 15 years. She is COO at Genetech Solutions, a software company dedicated to providing End to End IT solutions and services to its Global audience. Genetech serves in various technology areas including AI, IoT, BlockChain, Native and Hybrid Mobile Applications Development (including REACT Native) and Web Applications Development.
She is also the founder of ConsulNet Corporation, a tech training incubator that imparts technology training on social grounds. The CODEGIRLS bootcamp is one of ConsulNet’s few initiatives to improve inclusion in the TECH Sector. This is followed by another training for 100 Girls in Blockchain commencing in the last quarter of 2018.
Shamim is an IBA graduate Entrepreneur, a Professional Scrum Master and graduated from Draper University San Francisco as an Executive in their Blockchain intensive Program, currently serving as Member CEC at P@SHA, Board Member Agile Development Society of Pakistan, Adviser for WomenInTechPK and Community Ambassador in Pakistan for CryptoChicks.
Faiza Yousuf is a Technologist and been working in the tech industry for almost 9 years. She is a serial entrepreneur and is currently running a business consultation company with the focus on helping small businesses (especially Women led) to embrace technology. Faiza is the founder of WomenInTechPK, which is the first and only community for women technologists in Pakistan. This thriving community has over 4300 members from all over the country and it has been making waves by starting an open dialogue about lack of inclusion in the tech industry. The goal is to devise strategies for a more diversified and accepting environment for women and to give opportunities, access to mentorship and re-entry programs to women who want to get back to the workforce.
Faiza is a graduate and post graduate from NED University of Engineering and Technology and a graduate from The World Bank funded WomenXPakistan program. She teaches technology to CS undergrad and grad students and loves to read and write.