Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.
Erin is currently part of one of the world's first Bitcoin EFT's and is using blockchain technology to provide access to finance in communities that didn't have it before. Although Blockchain is providing more opportunities that ever for women to participate, Erin feels that women are turned off by the idea of a career in finance.
"Women have been conditioned to believe that they don't fit in finance. So not as many women are participating."
Erin believes that the first step for women is believing. If you can find a good community within the sector, and have that support around you, you will be more likely to succeed in the job.
Katie is in agreement, she believes that an empowered woman can do anything they put their mind to.
'True empowerment requires us to have a connection on all of those levels with ourself, from a place of self compassion and kindness and love".
Empowerment begins with a choice, you have to decide that you want to be all that you can be. Katie believes it all comes from a place of self love and self belief, that what we believe about ourselves is reflected back to us.
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