CoinDesk - Unknown

Creating More CEOs For the Future of Crypto and DeFi, With Sheila Warren

A discussion on the benefits of decentralized finance (deFi) for women, as well as how crypto can contribute to an equitable web3.

December 7, 2022
Consensus 2023 Logo
Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 taking place in Austin, Texas, April 26-28.

Sheila Warren is the inaugural CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation, the premier global alliance advancing crypto innovation worldwide. She co-hosts “Money Reimagined,” a popular CoinDesk podcast, is an adviser to the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web and the Near Foundation, serves on the Steering Committee of the DeFi Education Fund, and is an early-stage investor across the Web3 ecosystem.

Previously, Sheila founded the blockchain and digital assets team at the World Economic Forum, a major international and nongovernmental organization committed to improving the state of the world, where she served as a member of the Executive Committee. As the deputy global head of the Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, she oversaw strategy across 16 countries to advance the adoption of new technologies in the global public interest.

Sheila graduated from Harvard College, earned her Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School and began her career as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which has been one of the premier U.S. law firms for two centuries.

Kamz and Sheila discuss:

🏦The intersection of regulation and decentralization

💲What is DeFi (decentralized finance)!?

👭The benefits of DeFi for women

💱How crypto contributes to an equitable web3 space

⛑️The hidden power of “soft” skills

🧘🏽‍♀️We end with a 4-minute meditation you can use to take a mental break!

Follow me on Twitter @KamalaAlcantara to stay up to date on the show and join our weekly Twitter Space!

Check out my blog on Mirror for content on women, wellness, and web3.

This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with executive producer Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is ‘Twennysomething’ by Daniele Musto. Other music used is ‘Mind and Soul’ by Stefano Vita and ‘Electrolove’ by Lunareh.