The blockchain revolution has brought multiple exciting innovations, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), P2E games, decentralized finance, etc. Unfortunately, the crypto industry, which was designed to bring financial inclusion for all, has struggled to make inroads among the female demographic.
Per a recent survey published by CNBC and Acorn, the crypto gender gap has eclipsed inequalities in traditional investments such as stocks. The report highlighted that twice as many males as females had invested in the crypto market as of 2021. Moreover, most projects enjoying success in the fast-growing blockchain sector are notoriously male-dominated.
However, the status quo is changing with many hard-working, talented, mission-driven women jumping onto the blockchain bandwagon. These trailblazers seek to bring equitable gender representation to crypto and NFTs.
Groups like Global Women in Blockchain are helping bridge the gender gap by empowering women to develop and lead successful blockchain projects. These efforts have empowered women to foray into blockchain tech, looking to make emerging sectors such as NFTs more diverse and inclusive.
This article highlights ten inspiring women-led NFT projects reshaping the blockchain and crypto space and introducing the next step in Web 3.0 development.
1. World of Women (WoW)
World of Women (WoW) is the creation of prominent artist and illustrator Yam Karkai. The NFT project debuted in the market in July of last year. The project founder seeks to leverage the collection of 10,000 unique, powerful women avatars to generate increased inclusivity in the NFT industry. The project’s main aim is to usher in an era of equal opportunities in the digital collectibles and Web 3.0 space.
WoW has had a massive positive impact on the digital art sector, onboarding thousands of next-gen female NFT creators and developers. At launch, the platform offered original artwork collections priced at Ξ0.07. The collection’s valuation has since soared, hitting a floor price of about Ξ9 per the latest data.
In recent times, the woman-led project has built a community of over 5000 holders celebrating representation in the NFT and blockchain space. WoW’s popularity has also attracted endorsements from the likes of celebrated American actress Reese Witherspoon. According to a recent Rolling Stone article, the WoW NFT collection generated a whopping $40 million in the first two weeks of this year.
2. Long Neckie Ladies (LNL) Collection
Long Neckie Ladies is the brainchild of 13-year-old Nyla Hayes, a talented digital artist making waves in the NFTs sector. The young creator sketches portraits of women from different backgrounds with elongated necks inspired by the brontosaurus, her favorite dinosaur.
The Long Neckie Collection has enjoyed massive success in the NFT markets. As reported by the Business Insider in December 2021, Nyla’s collection featuring 3,333 portraits of diverse females sold out in hours on leading marketplace OpenSea. The sale of the hand-drawn, computer-generated collectible of fine art generated $1.6 million.
The latest data from OpenSea shows that the LNL collection currently features 3300 items for sale with 1600 owners. The current floor price for the collection is Ξ0.37. The inspirational NTF artist’s work has gained massive mainstream media attention and fetched nearly Ξ1400 from primary and secondary market sales.
Top news outlet Time magazine honored Nyla by picking her collection as the pioneering artist on its “TimePieces” NFT platform. American Actress Eva Longoria has also shown support for the project by purchasing an LNL NFT and displaying it in her personal Metaverse space.
3. Boss Beauties
Boss Beauties introduces the next generation of Gen Z change-makers by empowering female artists to partake in the NFTs movement. The all-female-led project was founded by Lisa Mayers, a leader in the women empowerment movement over the past decade.
The global initiative stays true to its motto and inspiration: “A woman can be anything she wants.” It features 10,000 unique digital depictions of strong and independent women. The NFT platform currently boasts over 5500 owners and has traded Ξ13,000 since launch.
Boss Beauties are among the top trending collections on leading NFT tracking sites like cryptoslam.io. The project strives to become the epitome of female empowerment in the crypto and blockchain sphere. Boss Beauties made history last October by becoming the first woman-led NFT collection to feature on the New York Stock Exchange.
“We hope to remind all the innovators and disruptors, who will notice our Boss Beauties portrait as they walk the halls of the NYSE that women can be everything they want,” Mayer remarked after the historic accomplishment.
4. Women and Weapons (WAW)
Women and Weapons is a bold NFT collection of hand-illustrated pieces of digital artwork depicting diverse badass women who lived in the mid-20th century. Created by respected illustrator Sara Baumann (a.k.a. “Sparky”), the WAW collection includes 200+ distinctive attributes that depict the female gender as beautiful and powerful.
The initial Women and Weapons digital art collection launched in October 2021. It featured 10k badass women NFTs brandishing weapons like brass knuckles, nunchucks, and daggers. These weapons symbolize remarkable attributes that the female gender exemplifies, including kindness, intelligence, empathy, and knowledge.
The hand-drawn work of Sparky has gained the attention of media personalities like VaynerMedia CEO and NFT bull Gary Vaynerchuk. The creator of the popular Vee Friends NFT series is one of the crypto influencers rooting for the success of the WAW NFT collection.
According to OpenSea, the bold NFT collection has attracted 5800 holders. The NFTs have generated Ξ4600 in traded volume with a floor price of Ξ0.25, per the latest stats from the leading NFT marketplace. Crypto and NFT communities can use the project as a vehicle to contribute to charitable causes that empower women and girls.
5. The WomenRise Project
WomenRise is a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs encompassing 453 hand-drawn traits that celebrate the rise of women worldwide. The original art pieces portray activists, coders, artists, and multiple other representations of females from all aspects of societal development.
Founded by 26-year-old artist and activist Maliha Abidi, the initiative goes well beyond conventional NFT and art projects; it seeks to campaign for issues such as gender equality, social justice, girls’ education, mental health, and women’s rights.
The project’s ultimate objective is to leverage NFTs Web 3.0 to build the first-ever Metaverse-based school. This educational platform aims to bring access to basic education to millions of boys and girls without reliance on physical books or school buildings.
WomenRise’s trending NFTs are a continuation of Abidi’s efforts to celebrate female empowerment through art and writing. The project currently boasts thousands of owners and Ξ5700 in traded volume, per data from OpenSea.
6. The Flower Girls Collection
The Flower Girls NFTs collection features 10,000 handcrafted and algorithmically generated art pieces created by internationally acclaimed artist Varvara Alay. The female illustrator fashioned these remarkable artworks from 950+ hand-drawn traits designed over a four-month period.
At the heart of the up-and-coming project is a commitment to celebrate natural beauty, purity, and diversity while standing up for children’s rights. Alay curates her inspiring assortment of fine art NFTs to take art lovers on a journey to Venus, the ancestral planet of all women.
Moreover, the project team aims to develop a thriving ecosystem that donates to children’s charities while offering unique utility to NFT collectors. The Flower Girls project donates 20% of primary and secondary profits to a range of children’s charities. A further 5% of the proceeds are channeled into collecting children’s NFT artwork.
7. Rebel Society NFT
Rebel Society is a limited edition collection of 7,000 NFTs curated by the talented husband-and-wife duo of artists Elric and Frida. The collection features depictions of badass female characters with hand-drawn elements that celebrate women’s fight against discrimination, body-shaming, and objectification.
The project creators seek to give their collections a modern take on empowered females who stand up to society’s rules. These badass women refuse to be silenced, abused, stereotyped, or sexualized.
The digital art collection launched last October with the promise to empower women from all walks of life. Some of the limited edition NFT sales proceeds go toward an initiative that helps onboard new female artists to the blockchain movement.
The Rebel Society has garnered a strong community of nearly 3900 owners, who often hold social media challenges to display their NFTs artwork. They also create merchandise such as hats and t-shirts to represent and show off their unique and creative pieces of Rebel Society artwork.
Rebel Society NFTs are currently selling for Ξ0.13 with a total traded volume of Ξ2000, per data from OpenSea.
8. The Girlies NFT collection
The Girlies NFT collection is the creation of 14-year-old illustrator and artist Valeria. Together with her dad, the young artist set out to curate a generative NFT collection featuring 10k unique pieces of artwork celebrating strong, beautiful women.
Valeria drew her inspiration to create the collection after learning that women were lagging in the NFT space. The idea for Girlies came after researching what other creative female artists were doing in the digital art sector. Since then, the teenage founder has been on a mission to empower girls. She often donates some proceeds from her 1-of-1 art pieces to various initiatives such as ‘GirlsWhoCode’.
The collection has taken the market by storm, with all the generative non-fungible tokens sold out to 4400 owners. The latest data from OpenSea shows that the Girlies NFTs currently have a floor price of Ξ0.087, with the collection having traded Ξ4200 to date.
9. Kumo x World Residents
Kumo x World Residents is a collection of interactive NFT artwork created by talented female artist Nikki Siu Hai. The digital artwork assortment features 6,666 Kumo residents categorized into various classes with over 5,000 traits.
Anyone holding a Kumo x World Residents NFT can access the vast and exciting world of Kumo, where they can explore and discover new and rare residents. Participants can enter live expeditions and collaborate with other explorers to solve challenges and unlock new classes of rare NFTs.
In February 2022, one of these rare resident NFTs sold for a whopping Ξ48.69, worth over $150k at the time. Per data from a leading NFT marketplace, Kumo x World residents currently have 3,900 owners and a floor price of Ξ0.1. According to the project, some of the profits from the NFT sales help fund charities promoting children and mental health.
10. Alpha Girl Club Collection
The Alpha Girl Club (AGC) is an NFT collection that is a beacon for females looking to find their inner Alpha. The now-sold-out collection features 10k hand-drawn avatars showcasing breathtaking colors, themes, and traits.
The project uses its unique art pieces to champion causes such as mental health and self-empowerment. The project founders sought to create artwork that would encourage women to be brave and face their demons. The collection also inspires ladies to show love and kindness to all around them.
AGC holders and community members enjoy in-real-life experiences, NFT drops, and events. They can also access custom merchandise such as t-shirts, wallpapers, posters, etc.
Per the latest stats from CollectorX, the Alpha Girl NFTs have over 5200 owners and a floor price of Ξ0.11. The unique collection of inspiring digital artwork has an all-time traded volume of Ξ3400.
Could Women Lead the NFT Revolution?
Women artists are working to diversify and expand the NFT industry that has seen massive wealth inequality in the crypto-backed creator economy. A report by research agency Art Tactic published late last year highlighted the gender gap in the sector. The data showed that over two-thirds of the income generated by NFT sales went to male art creators over the past two years.
However, the tide is shifting as more female-led NFT collections continue to claim a bigger market share. The number of projects in the nascent NFT sector has grown exponentially, proving that females can dominate the blockchain space.
This article gives a special shootout to ten inspiring projects striving to introduce new use cases and utilities to the world of NFTs. The new collections they bring have caught the eyes of art collectors, brands, celebrities, and crypto proponents worldwide.
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