Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Access Abu Dhabi have teamed up with NFT domain name provider Unstoppable Domains to provide all women residents in UAE’s capital with free cryptocurrency, NFT, and blockchain domains to empower women to learn about and participate in the web3 space.
Highlighting Abu Dhabi’s mission to champion opportunities for women in business, Eng Abdulla Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, the acting director-general of ADIO, said: “Abu Dhabi is ensuring the future of Web3 is built around a powerful infrastructure that appeals to all members of the community. By supporting initiatives that invite and uplift women, we can champion diversity early in the Web3 era.”
By providing them with starter assets, the initiative aims to provide women with a decentralized web address and digital identity that give them complete control of their data and content within a space they fully own, as opposed to web2 domains, which are leased for fixed periods through third-party brokers.
Al Shamsi added: “The partnership with Unstoppable Domains to provide free crypto domains to all women in Abu Dhabi embodies the emirate’s promise of inclusion while creating opportunities for private sector participation in a fast-growing space.”
The initiative was announced during a delegation visit to Abu Dhabi by the ‘Women of Web3′, a powerhouse group of disruptive female tech entrepreneurs from the United States exploring the Emirate as a gateway for global expansion. The ‘Women of Web3’ delegation is hosted by Access Abu Dhabi, a Maven Global Access program powered by the ADIO.
‘Women of Web3′ seeks to empower minority and women-owned businesses in a high-growth country where 50 percent of the small to medium-sized enterprises are women-owned.
The managing partner of Maven Global Access and founder of Access Abu Dhabi, Sarah Omolewu, said: “In a market of ex-pats from more than 200 countries, this initiative could potentially impact the lives of generations of women around the world. This is the legacy-building impact I envisioned for the Access Abu Dhabi program.”
Sandy Carter, SVP of Unstoppable Domains and Founder of Unstoppable Women of Web3, further added: “Providing free crypto, NFT, and blockchain domains to all women in Abu Dhabi is a power move that ensures women will be included in increasing numbers within the fabric of the Web3 movement for generations to come.”
Women in Abu Dhabi can visit Unstoppable Domains to get their free domain.
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