Insights

Women in Bitcoin Initiatives

Les Femmes Orange

Organizers: Daniela, Deborah Reher, Elina Betz, Lina Seiche, Nicole Nowak and Rachel Geyer
Country: Germany
Focus: Bitcoin education made by women
Social Media: X @lesfemmesorange

Bitcoin Ladies

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Social Media: X @BitcoinLadies

African Bitcoiners

Organizers: Farida Nabourema
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Articles

News | 26.08.2021 | Alex Gladstein

FINDING FINANCIAL FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN

A pioneering female CEO has been promoting Bitcoin in Afghanistan since 2013 and sees it needed in her home country now more than ever.

Roya Mahboob — the first female Afghan tech CEO, one of TIME’s most influential people in the world and one of the first entrepreneurs to introduce Bitcoin to Afghanistan — was seven years old when the Taliban first took over her country and invaded her hometown in 1996.

One day she was playing with her bicycle in her front yard, wearing her favorite red scarf, when a bunch of armed men showed up in a jeep, screaming at her father in a language she did not understand. After that, she was not allowed to go outside and play anymore.
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News | 18.04.2023 | Becca Bratcher

HOW ANITA POSCH BRINGS FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO THE WORLD - ‘BITCOIN GIVES THEM A CHOICE’

Podcaster and non-profit educator Anita Posch discusses her mission to travel the world and bring Bitcoin to those who need it most.

As an American who grew up in the South, I am ashamed of the lack of financial knowledge I had as a young adult. Bitcoin made zero sense to me until I understood the history of money and what it means to have a peer-to-peer, apolitical, monetary system. This knowledge has opened my mind to the many things that Bitcoin can accomplish in regards to elevating human rights around the world.
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Podcast

Podcast | 15.08.2023 | Laura Shin - Unchained Podcast

Anita Posch on Why ‘Bitcoin Is a Tool for Freedom’ – Especially in Africa - Ep. 531

Educator Anita Posch has spent months on the ground in Africa onboarding new users into the world of Bitcoin. In the West, bitcoin may seem extraneous; but in her telling, bitcoin in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and other African countries is essential. “Bitcoin can be one of the solutions for people who are disempowered, who are outlawed, the misfits,” says Posch. “Bitcoin is for them because no one can take it away from you.”
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Podcast - GERMAN | 05.12.2022 | Eva Brauckmann

„Bitcoin ist was für Visionäre“ – Interview mit Anastasia Umrik – PODCAST

Anastasia Umrik ist Coach, Autorin und Rednerin und hat vor kurzem Bitcoin entdeckt. Ursprünglich aus Kasachstan, lebt sie heute im Norden von Deutschland. Anastasia erkrankte an einer spinalen Muskelatrophie und braucht einen Rollstuhl, seit dem sie sich erinnern kann.
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Videos

Video | 24.11.2021 | Human Rights Foundation

Why Bitcoin Matters for Human Rights - Roya Mahboob

Roya Mahboob, Co-Founder & CEO of DigitalCitizenFund, Co-Founder of The Afghan Girls Robotic Team, explains her journey with Bitcoin and why Bitcoin matters for human rights. Drawing from her personal experience growing up in Afghanistan and the discrimination women face in the banking sector, Roya explains how Bitcoin can uniquely service the oppressed.

Intro by Alex Gladstein, Q and A moderated by BTC Sessions.
Video | 24.07.2023 | Anita Posch - BTC Prague

Anita Posch - Bitcoin Empowers Africa and Africans Empower Bitcoin (BTC Prague 2023 Keynote)

First-hand experiences and learnings about adopting financial freedom.
Video | 21.04.2022 | Natalie Brunell

Live in Miami - Anita Posch on Bitcoin For Fairness

Anita Posch is a Bitcoin advocate, educator, podcaster, author and the founder of Bitcoin for Fairness. Her goal is to bring Bitcoin to billions through her educational work.