This week we made an exciting announcement: The Female Quotient is bringing our movement into the next generation of innovation -- the metaverse.
We purchased land in Decentraland, Sandbox and NFT Worlds, ensuring that women are at the forefront of Web3. These spaces will be used as a hub to bring women and leaders across the metaverse together to change the future of work, and we'd love for you to join our community and play a key role in helping us shape it.
As our President, Talia Bender, said, "We intend to become the largest networking hotspot in the metaverse for women and conscious leaders."
While there's no denying the promise of Web3, it currently mirrors the inequities of our current financial and social systems. Only 5% of crypto companies are led by women, and women are investing in crypto at half the rate of men, which could prolong the gender wealth gap by another 15-20 years. Simply put: Women are getting left behind, and we can't let this pattern continue.
Sooo … how exactly are we going to advance equality in the metaverse? Here's a bit of what we have planned:
Metaverse Onboarding Tour: Creating an educational launch pad, The FQ will work directly with women and businesses interested in entering the metaverse. The programming will include a 60 to 120-minute metaverse tour, including an introduction to Discord, setting up a wallet, exploring the metaverse and showing how to add wearables to an avatar, purchase an NFT and more.
Signature Events: Producing high-level programming and metaverse experiences, focused on supporting and connecting women in The FQ's Equality Lounge space. The FQ plans to host a series of events and programming throughout the year, with at least one recurring series every month and twin Equality Lounges IRL and in the metaverse.
Inclusive Space: Mirroring the Equality Lounge IRL, The FQ will make its metaverse space available to highlight female founders, entrepreneurs, activists and organizations who are looking to host their own events, showcase their talents and more.
"The Female Quotient's Equality Lounge has been a staple at Davos, Cannes Lions, SXSW, CES, NBA All-Star and other key global conferences and events, and we are excited to build on its programming by entering into the metaverse," said Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient. "The expansion of the Equality Lounge into the metaverse will create the first-ever forum for equality conversations in Web3, positioning women at the forefront of the conversation. It is our goal to provide the largest networking hub in the metaverse for women and conscious leaders who are committed to expanding equality."
We're so excited for what the future holds. To stay up to date on future announcements, follow us on social media here.
This article was written by Alexandra Hayes Robinson, Editorial Director at The Female Quotient.
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