Influential Women in the Dapp Space: Women’s Day 2023

Influential Women in the Dapp Space- Women’s Day 2023

These women leaders are behind the innovative technology of Web3

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the groundbreaking work of women who have been paving the way for the future of the blockchain industry. From Web3 games to DeFi and social media, these women are leading the charge in an industry dominated by men. Through their innovative ideas, technical expertise, and leadership, they break down barriers and challenge the status quo. 


  • Bozena Rezab – Co-Founder at GAMEE
  • Modesta Masoit – CFO at JPG Store 
  • Lindsay Anne Aamodt – Head of Marketing at Upland
  • Christina Beltramini – Head of Growth & Partnerships at Lens Protocol
  • Sarah Buxton – COO at Gala Entertainment
  • Gigi Graziosi Casimiro – Lead Producer at Decentraland 
  • Medha Parlikar – CTO & Co-founder at Casper Lab
  • Eowyn Chen – CEO at Trust Wallet
  • Tiffany Huang – Head of Marketing at Magic Eden
  • Shiti Manghani – CMO of STEPH
  • Xochitl De Groot Ivory – Head of Growth at Ava Labs

Bozena Rezab – Co-Founder at GAMEE 

“How do we build games that cater for this (emale) audience? The best way is to have creators that are women that are creating games that are attractive for this half of the planet”Bozena Rezab

As Co-founder of both GAMEE and Arc8, Bozena Rezab is a true trailblazer in the blockchain gaming industry. With her visionary leadership and deep understanding of the gaming industry, Arc8 has become one of the most popular games in the Web3 space, with thousands of active arcade players competing for crypto in many addictive games. 

Bozena is a passionate advocate for Web3 IP, and her launch of multiple Cool Cats games and G-bots tournaments in Arc8 has helped cement her position as a leading figure in this rapidly-evolving field. 

With unique active wallets (UAW) of over 60,000 and transactions of more than 547,000 in just 30 days, the success of Arc8 speaks for itself. Arc8 is the new era of F2P casual gaming platform, where players can compete and win real rewards, making it an exciting addition to the leisure gamer community.

Modesta Masoit – CFO at JPG Store 

“There’s supposed to be a balance between “making investors happy” and making sure there is a sustained future for the company. – Modesta Masoit

Modesta Masoit is a seasoned financial professional with expertise in financial analysis and risk management. Having previously served as CFO of DappRadar, she has now taken on the role of CFO at JPG Store.

In a recent post, she highlights the need for management to listen to risk management professionals, while also ensuring that solutions are aligned with the company’s growth objectives. Her insights are valuable for companies looking to navigate the complex and ever-evolving landscape of Web3.


JPG Store, on the other hand, is a Cardano NFT marketplace that aims to empower creators and art enthusiasts on a decentralized blockchain. Through its platform, users can buy and sell Cardano NFTs, customize their profiles, and even access a Launchpad to support artists in the Cardano community.

Lindsay Anne Aamodt – Head of Marketing at Upland

“Women in web3 and the recognition of the female leaders behind the scenes whose voices are making remarkable shifts in the future of uncharted territory, the world of web3.” – Lindsay Anne Aamodt

Lindsay Anne Aamodt, the Head of Marketing at Upland, has been instrumental in elevating the metaverse game to a global audience. With her passion for driving results and building high-performing teams, Lindsay is a marketing powerhouse. And Upland’s success is a testament to Lindsay’s strategic marketing and leadership skills.

The number one dapp on the EOS blockchain is gaining momentum with its ever-growing community of virtual property owners and brand partners. In the last 30 days alone, Upland has seen over 110,000 unique active wallets and over 6 million transactions on its platform.

Christina Beltramini – Head of Growth & Partnerships at Lens Protocol

“The future of consumer spend is digital spaces and a decentralized social layer will be at the forefront of this transition.‘ – Christina Beltramini

Christina Beltramini is a skilled business professional with a background in finance, negotiations, and partnerships. As Head of Partnerships at Lens Protocol, she is working to create a sustainable environment for creators and users to leverage their content into new opportunities without the limitations of gatekeepers. 

Christina believes that by empowering creators to focus on the quality and depth of relationships and content, the Lens Protocol will ultimately revolutionize how brands interact with consumers.

In the past 30 days, Lens Protocol has seen a significant increase in engagement. The UAW has grown by 621.22%, reaching 134.57k, while transactions have increased by 202.33%, with a total of 4.3M transactions.

Sarah Buxton – COO at Gala Entertainment

“Gaming does something for blockchain that only gaming can do which it gives a use case that people actually desire they want to have fun and then you add value to that.”Sarah Buxton

As the COO of Galam, Sarah Buxton’s expertise in attracting customers and scaling teams makes her a valuable asset to Gala’s mission of empowering creative communities. Her vision aligns with Gala’s aim to revolutionize the gaming and blockchain spaces, providing an immersive experience that enables content ownership and creative empowerment.

Gala Games is the flagship project of Gala, with a focus on giving power back to gamers. Their mission extends beyond gaming to enable every creator and fan to access a richer experience on the blockchain. With over $2.2 billion distributed through rewards, Gala has already made significant strides towards their vision of empowering a community-driven economy.

Gigi Graziosi Casimiro – Lead Producer at Decentraland 

“Brands are slowly entering the metaverse but they are working with the community of creators”Gigi Graziosi Casimiro

Giovanna Graziosi Casimiro is a metaverse and XR producer with extensive experience in the digital design industry, particularly in the art, fashion, and entertainment fields. Since 2021, she has been serving as Community & Events producer at Decentraland, one of the leading metaverse platforms. 

Currently, Giovanna is in charge of the Metaverse Fashion Week event. This year’s event features an impressive lineup of designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, COACH, and more, showcasing the future of digital fashion. 

In addition to Metaverse Fashion Week, Decentraland hosts an array of incredible events that showcase their commitment to innovation and user experience. The platform offers users a new and exciting way of life, which has garnered them a loyal following and the attention of many big brands.

Medha Parlikar – CTO & Co-founder at Casper Lab

“I was very lucky to have been exposed to technology, getting roots in technology as a female really came from being exposed to it as a very young woman.” – Medha Parlikar

In a Web3 industry where women are underrepresented and breaking through can be difficult, Medha Parlikar’s journey to becoming the CTO and Co-founder of Casper Labs is nothing short of inspiring. Her passion for innovation and her expertise in Blockchain has played a crucial role in developing Casper, the first blockchain built specifically for business adoption. 

Medha’s leadership has helped Casper to stand out in a crowded market, with the unique design that allows it to adapt and endure with business over time. And through Casper Labs, organizations building on Casper always have a clear place to turn for dedicated services, support, and bespoke software development.

Eowyn Chen – CEO at Trust Wallet

“Self-custody is not for everyone, and may not be for all funds at all times, but it’s in your own control. It’s your second amendment rights.” – Eowyn Chen

Eowyn Chen is the CEO of Trust Wallet, a multichain non-custodial crypto wallet that has been making waves in the industry since its acquisition by Binance. 

Last year, Chen spoke about the importance of creating a safer space for mainstream users to navigate the world of smart contracts. She emphasized the need for collaboration across the industry to ensure identity and privacy aspects are addressed, making it easier for regulators to check compliance.

Her leadership has made Trust Wallet live up to its name. With over 60 million downloads, Trust Wallet is one of the most popular multi-chain wallets, integrating 66 blockchains and serving tens of millions of users. 

With a focus on security, ease of use, and open access, Trust Wallet aims to enable people worldwide to access and own their values in the virtual world. 

Tiffany Huang – Head of Marketing at Magic Eden

“Paid media doesn’t help sell out NFT collections because NFTs are a social experience.” – Tiffany Huang

Tiffany Huang, the current head of marketing at Magic Eden, has an impressive track record of success in her career. Despite starting in the hospitality industry, Tiffany quickly transitioned to Web3 and has since become an active voice in this field. At Magic Eden, she has managed to achieve notable accomplishments in a short period of time, solidifying her reputation as a talented and driven marketer.

Magic Eden is a highly regarded marketplace for NFTs, recognized as one of the top performers in the industry. In fact, it holds the impressive ranking of number four for all-time trading volume, according to DappRadar. With an outstanding track record, Magic Eden has continued to excel in the NFT marketplace, generating a remarkable 33.38 million sales in just the past 30 days.

Shiti Manghani – CMO of STEPH

“Best brands and products are the ones that build an emotional bond with users.” – Shiti Manghani

Currently the COO of STEPN, Shiti Manghani is a highly acclaimed digital business leader and deep-tech founder. Her areas of expertise include product and growth, digital marketing, machine learning, P&L management, cross-functional leadership, and more.

Shiti’s leadership has been instrumental in propelling STEPN to become one of the most successful move-to-earn dapps in the market. Her vision and expertise have made a significant impact on the dapp’s growth and success.

STEPN is a Web3 lifestyle app with a unique blend of SocialFi and GameFi elements. With STEPN, users can explore new experiences, build connections with like-minded individuals, and engage in exciting activities that add value to their lives.

Xochitl De Groot Ivory – Head of Growth at Ava Labs

“It’s up to you who you’re gonna go after but for startups I always suggest that you just start with one going after one market; stay focused, choose your segment and become really good at that one thing.” – Xochitl De Groot Ivory

Xochitl De Groot Ivory is the Head of Growth at Ava Labs, an open-source platform for launching highly decentralized applications, financial primitives, and new interoperable blockchains. With over 8 years of experience in digital marketing, Xochitl has shaped brands and driven sales for B2B and B2C companies across international markets. Her expertise in fostering relationships and collaborating with cross-functional teams has been essential in Ava Labs’ growth.

Avalanche is the brainchild of Ava Labs. It is a high-performance, open-source blockchain platform that aims to provide fast, secure, and low-cost transactions for decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain deployments. The networks’ interoperability and scalability features make it an attractive choice for developers looking to build powerful, decentralized applications.

Women leaders are shaping the future of Web3

As the world of Web3 continues to grow and evolve, so does the presence of female leaders making their mark in this innovative space. From trailblazing entrepreneurs to award-winning digital business leaders, these women are pushing boundaries and driving changes in Web3.

Eowyn Chen, Tiffany Huang, and Shiti Rastogi Manghani are just a few examples of the female leaders who are shaping the future of Web3. Their leadership, determination, and success serve as a powerful reminder that the future is bright for women in Web3. 

We can’t wait to see what they will achieve next.

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