Remote Roles in Blockchain Offer Flexibility for Women

Remote Roles in Blockchain Offer Flexibility for Women

In Brief

  • Saro McKenna is the co-founder of NFT game Alien Worlds and CEO of blockchain consulting firm Dacoco.

  • McKenna shared that blockchain communities are “extremely diverse” and offer “unique perspectives and interests.” McKenna also noted that the space gives women who are primary caretakers of their children the opportunity to push their careers forward because of remote opportunities.

  • According to McKenna, most blockchain projects place more emphasis on skills and merit.

  • This results in the opportunity for those who are shy or introverted to “have their work speak for them.” Despite this, the executive encouraged people and said that the space is “super welcoming.” McKenna also expressed her belief that innovation should still focus on "what really matters," which is the people.


The co-founder of Alien Worlds believes that remote roles in blockchain offer flexibility for women.

McKenna said that blockchain communities are “extremely diverse”, and there are people with “unique perspectives and interests”.

In an interview with Cointelegraph, Saro McKenna, the co-founder of nonfungible token game Alien Worlds and CEO of blockchain consulting firm Dacoco, discussed inclusivity within the blockchain industry from his perspective and personal experiences.

McKenna has experienced other male-dominated industries. She believes that the blockchain industry is much more diverse. The people working in blockchain come from various backgrounds. This offers "unique perspectives and interests."

The space also provides opportunities for women who are primary caretakers of their children, as they can work remotely. She explained:

"This added flexibility means their careers might not take the hit to seniority that women’s careers sometimes suffer after they take time out to have children". This is important because women are often the primary caretakers when they have children.

McKenna also said that the blockchain space empowers those who may not be as confident, or extroverted. Lots of projects are merit based and this results in a higher profile for those people who may be shy or introverted.

"I actually think that the barriers to entry are lower" in the blockchain space, said the executive. She went on to say that there is also the challenge of mustering the courage to "throw yourself in." Despite this, the executive encouraged people and said that the space is "super welcoming."

When asked about her thoughts on the Metaverse, McKenna said that she believes that the community should focus on making the metaverse a safe place for women and children. Despite the physical safety, there are dangers in the metaverse. She said:

Concerns have been raised that the Metaverse may be a haven for predators and pedophiles. As such, it's especially important for women and children to be protected.

McKenna believes that innovation is only important insofar as it helps people.

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