The #HackQuantum Worldwide Series spans across developing and developed countries and combines diverse talent from all over the world into a “pressure cooker” environment to accelerate new and quantum ideas that move the needle in meeting the SDGs. The goal of each #HackQuantum event is to generate new blockchain solutions toward the valuing of women’s leadership in delivering each of the UN SDGs and an inclusive economy.
The impact continues to be felt from the inaugural Blockchain for Impact Global Summit (#BFIS2018) at the United Nations in June.
th Element Group founder Vincent Molinari and Lottery.com CEO Tony DiMatteo, spoke on a panel titled “How Blockchain Can Fuel Blended Impact Finance to Scale the SDGs.” The significance of their participation on the panel was highlighted in their new partnership announcement, whereby the two companies will work to exponentiate support for the SDGs by jointly offering the first series of Global Impact Raffles.
5th Element Group, PBC, a public benefit company that has launched the first worldwide “Innovation Supercluster” focused on the intersection of frontier tech and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, has entered into an agreement to acquire GoodXChange Corporation (“GoodX”), an innovative marketing company dedicated to amplifying brands that are working to meet the SDGs.
The Decade Of Women campaign — a worldwide solutions campaign dedicated to completing the Equity Revolution— is helping amplify the “Satoshi Is Female” movement as it continues to gain momentum, as highlighted at Monday’s Blockchain For Impact Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York. “Satoshi is Female” (www.satoshiisfemale.com) is a metaphor for a more optimistic, global and inclusive future and is a movement to flip the 1% and empower 100 million people to build an inclusive, collaborative, and community-driven future, starting with women and girls worldwide.
The Decade Of Women — a worldwide solutions campaign dedicated to complete the Equity Revolution, initiated by 5th Element Group — announced today its promotional partnership with the Year of Women campaign. 2018 appears to be emerging as a vital pivot in our shared societal trajectory. Representatives of the Decade Of Women joined with Year of Women campaign organizers at the launch events in New York City this week.
The Decade Of Women — a worldwide solutions campaign dedicated to completing the Equity Revolution — continues to announce recipients for its Quantum Impact Awards, sponsored by 5th Element Group, naming Gina Torry and Ingrid Stange, co-founders of the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding.
Professor Sally Eaves was presented the Digital Frontier Award by Amber Nystrom, co-founder of 5th Element Group. The honoree was selected for her pioneering work at the forefront of digital thought leadership, particularly in leveraging blockchain technology for social good, as well as for her investment in providing STE(A)M learning opportunities for the next generation.
DECADE OF WOMEN SELECTS LAILA BOKHARI FOR QUANTUM IMPACT AWARD
Bokhari Cited for Modeling and Exponentiating Gender Equity for the Decade Of Women
iCrowdNewswire - May 17, 2018
Oslo, Norway — The Decade Of Women — a worldwide solutions campaign dedicated to completing the Equity Revolution — continues to announce recipients for its Quantum Impact Awards, sponsored by 5th Element Group, naming Laila Bokhari today. Profiles as well as interview remarks from Bokhari have been released at DecadeOfWomen.org today.
Laila Bokhari is the former State Secretary and Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway. Before becoming a politician, Bokhari had a long career as a researcher on security policy, counter terrorism and religious and political extremism at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Nupi), the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and King’s College, London, among other institutions of note.
As part of the Decade Of Women, the Quantum Impact Awards were created to honor those who show extraordinary heart for full gender equity and have gone to great lengths to use their influence to make meaningful change. The Quantum Impact Award is made of beautiful, age-old lava from Iceland, in recognition of the fact that Iceland has been declared the leading nation for gender equity for the past nine years.
“What an incredible honour and responsibility,” Bokhari said. “I think of all the remarkable women (and men!) whose shoulders I stand on – the many who have fought the fights for us, who have helped carve out the way for us – and remind myself what a responsibility it is for all of us to carry on the work. To continue to see and raise the voice of young women globally so we as a society as a whole can get the best out of our potential!”
“Even if the Nordic countries have come a long way and are among the most egalitarian societies, we still see glass ceilings,” Bokhari continued. “It is important to work together – for both women and men – to find solutions, and at the same time remember that this is a global target as so powerfully agreed upon by our leaders through the SDGs. Leadership is about using the platform you have been given and your voice to look for solutions for better futures, and to help others reach their platforms to use their voices.”
Laila Bokhari is pursuing a mission that the Decade Of Women community is proud and humbled to support and work alongside. Collaborations are anticipated throughout the next decade and beyond.
The Decade Of Women campaign is distinct in focusing on levering the vital power of frontier technologies across blockchain and digital assets to at last achieve economic engagement and financial independence of all women. This will require the unlocking of capital to allow frontier technologies to scale. The laser-sharp focus is on actionable, large-scale initiatives to harness the power of exponential new technology to advance the Decade Of Women.
About the Decade Of Women
Launched on International Women’s Day in New York, together with 5th Element Group and Thomson Reuters, the Decade Of Women solutions and action campaign announced their dedication to Completing the Equity Revolution. The Decade Of Women has brought forth a #WeUniteWe Pledge as part of a decade-long series of bold commitments to Celebrate, Unite and Exponentiate the progress of both women and men to get to complete the gender equity revolution, and to realize UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. www.DecadeOfWomen.com
About 5th Element Group
5th Element Group is the first for-benefit (“B-Corps”) holding company aggregating an Innovation Supercluster of the human, intellectual and financial web of global connectivity required to generate a new form of Quantum Economics and thereby deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and massively accelerate our transition into the Fifth Industrial Revolution. 5th Element Group functions as the coordinating body — providing the financial administration, project management, integration services, marketing, and syndication for the people and partners required to launch and grow an impact-dedicated Innovation Supercluster.
Decade Of Women Honors Banke Alawaye as Top Nigerian Digital Frontier Woman
Award Made at Inaugural #Hackquantum Worldwide Series Event Held in Lagos, Nigeria
In conjunction with the Decade of Women launch of its global #Hackquantum Worldwide Series and Fintech Worldwide’s first Blockchain Conference in Nigeria (www.blockchainafrica.com), Banke Alawaye was named the Digital Frontier Woman of Nigeria.
Alawaye was presented the Digital Frontier Award by Dr. Jane Thomason, Global Ambassador from Abt Associates and recipient of the Decade Of Women first Quantum Impact Champion Award and Digital Frontier Women Award. The honoree was selected for her pioneering work at the forefront of digital thought leadership, contribution to advancing women’s equity and pushing the boundaries of technological innovation for social impact.
Alawaye, from CodeLagos, is an expert in exploiting digital tools for business growth and productivity. With over 20 years of work experience with many businesses, she has been helping organizations make the best of digital tools for years. She was country manager at Praekelt International, a leading Pan-African digital agency, leading operations in East and West Africa. Her work experience spans investment banking, software development, management consulting and digital marketing. Her work at Praekelt exposed her to social impact projects and applying mobile solutions to development problems. This included serving as program manager on HelloMAMA, a Maternal Health Project in Nigeria, MAMAConnect, a project that provides life-saving health information using satellite technology and the UNICEF U-Reporter Project. Banke holds a B.Sc in Computer Science, a Masters in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Scotland and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan African University’s Enterprise Development Centre.
Banke is currently the Program Manager for CodeLagos, an ambitious initiative to teach 1 million Lagosians how to code by 2020. She serves on the advisory board for Girl Code Academy and Codefest Nigeria. She is also the founder of Girls-in-Glasses, an initiative to identify women techpreneurs and support their growth.
In accepting the award, Banke said "I am honoured and proud to be named a Digital Frontier Woman. It’s a privilege to be part of a ground-breaking program like CodeLagos and to have the opportunity to impact lives. I’m really looking forward to working with Decade of Women to further the cause of women in technology."
In commenting, Dr Jane Thomason said “I am humbled and honoured by the work of Banke and other exceptional women in Nigeria and the African continent. Her drive and determination has already created tremendous impact for women. In harnessing the energy and commitment of extraordinary women such as Banke, we will create a powerful global movement in the Decade Of Women to create exponential impact for women.”
The formal presentation of the awards will take place in New York at an exclusive private reception at the United Nations during the United Nationals General Assembly in September.
All Top Frontier Women will continue to lead and drive the exponential transformations required to achieve the goals of the Decade Of Women.
About the Decade Of Women:
Launched on International Women’s day on March 8, 2018, the Decade Of Women is a worldwide solutions campaign created to celebrate, unite and exponentiate sustained action to foster bold financial commitments to fully advance the gender equity revolution and fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5.
The campaign is distinct in focusing on levering the vital power of frontier technologies across blockchain and digital assets to at last achieve economic engagement and financial independence of all women. This will require the unlocking of capital to allow frontier technologies to scale. The laser-sharp focus is on actionable, large-scale initiatives to harness the power of exponential new technology to advance the Decade Of Women.
The #HackQuantum hackathon held at the #Workstation co-working space brought together over 100 women and men technologists, investors and futurists into 15 teams to co-create moonshoot solutions to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was not a traditional hackathon - the scope of the challenge included early stage ideas for a Blockchain solution, innovative business model and a timeline for scaling and sustained development addressing one, or multiple aspects of any of the SDGs for women.
The Decade Of Women is set to launch the #HackQuantum World Wide Series in Lagos, Nigeria from May 5 - 6. This hackathon is the first in a series aimed to advance the implementation and financing of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 by elevating the financial independence of women worldwide.
Templum, Inc. (“Templum”) an innovative technology company focused on Tokenized Asset Offerings (“TAO”), and Liquid Markets Group, Inc. (“Liquid M”) today announced they have executed a purchase agreement pursuant to which Templum will acquire Liquid M’s broker dealer and Alternative Trading System, Liquid M Capital LLC.