Meta Woman will focus on addressing the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing women in the development of the Metaverse. Top female executives and business people operating within the gaming and crypto industries bring a wide range of perspectives through regular guest appearances.
Just checking in! We will be switching our show format to every two weeks. Fear not, we'll be back in your ears with great content after the holiday break and what is hopefully a short recovery from surgery. Until next time!
Living Very Online
Today's episode features Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. Each year, The Webbys highlight excellence in digital art, media, design, content, and more. Also each year, you hear your favorite major podcast hosts begging you to vote for their show to win a Webby Award. Claire and I talk about the history of The Webbys, internet trends, and why adding gaming and metaverse content was especially critical to the Webbys.
The Cost of Missing Out
Today's fantastic guest is Rebecca Longawa is the Founder and President of Happy Warrior (which helps brands with strategy and partnerships) and the CEO of Women’s Carball, the second largest esports league for women in the world, and features women who play Rocket League. Naturally, we had a lot to talk about, from avoiding activations that are just a logo slap to creating equitable spaces for girls and women to game. Rebecca is a right light in this industry, and remains dedicated to making it a better place.
Joining the podcast today is Jacqui Cooper, Bitcoin enthusiast, author, traveler, and more. We talk about why a will is important, how podcasting has the ability to influence people, Jacqui's book, Bitcoin Cinderella, and way more. Jacqui tells me about her journey into the crypto rabbit hole and how she's embracing a lifetime of learning.
Standing with Ukraine
Today's episode is incredibly important. Valeriia Voronova, the Media Director of Maincast, joins the show. Maincast is an esports organization based out of Ukraine, where they operate Live Broadcasts, Tournaments, and create original content through their talents and influencers. The war in Ukraine has heavily impacted Valeriia's life, business, and the esports scene, and we discuss the impacts of that. Valeriia explains what the esports scene is like in Eastern Europe, how more women can be involved in the industry, and more.
HGTV in the Metaverse
Metaverse Designer Gemma Bowen, aka KawaiFoxiita joins the show today! Gemma is a Sims builder and designer, recreating sets, building original sets, and putting her own creative spin on game design sets IN the Sims. With a background in interior design, a passion for creating online worlds, and the talent to build from scratch, Gemma is like if the Property Brothers were one incredibly talented and tech oriented person. Listen as we discuss designing in the Metaverse, building communities, and working with a chronic illness.
Lindsay “The Boss” Poss shows she is one of the best in the industry yet again