Women in the Metaverse Celebrates 25 New celebrated members in 2023

Women in the Metaverse, a network of talented women contributing to the growth and development of the metaverse, is proud to announce the induction of 25 new women for 2023. These women represent diverse backgrounds, industries, and expertise, and have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the advancement of web 3.0 technology and the metaverse.

The new inductees for 2023 are:

  • Mai Akiyoshi (CEO at Curious Addys’ Trading Club)
  • Cathy Hackl (Founder & Chief Metaverse Officer at Journey)
  • Lavinia D. Osbourne (Founder of Women in Blockchain Talks)
  • Paige Dansinger (Founding Director Better World Museum, Horizon Art Museum, and Women in Horizon Worlds)
  • Christina Heller (CEO at Metastage, Inc.)
  • Ashley Crowder (Co-Founder VNTANA)
  • Saro McKenna (Co-Founder & CEO, Dacoco)
  • Alexandra Hussenot (CEO Immersionn, 3D online worlds)
  • Vera L. B. Grablechner (Founder & CEOFounder & CEO, myCulture, WIIT Europe)
  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra (Founder of NFTartpedia & Business of NFT)
  • Lindsey McInerney (Stella Artois and ZED RUN launch)
  • Avery Akkineni (President of Vayner NFT company)
  • Krista Kim (founder of Techism and a well-known contemporary artist)
  • Emma-Jane Mackninnon-Lee (Diggy Fizzy, a metaverse magazine)
  • Summer Hyejin Park (Founder and CEO at Biyard Corp.)
  • Randi Zuckerberg (CEO & Founder of HUG)
  • Natalie Johnson (Passionate Fashion Technologist)
  • Janine Yorio (Co-founder and CEO of Everyrealm)
  • Gizem Mishi McDuff (CEO & Founder at Blueberry Entertainment Inc)
  • Paula Cuneo (Director of Responsible Innovation and Inclusion Marketing, Meta)
  • Nonny de la Pena (CEO & Founder, Emblematic Group and Founding Director, Narrative & Emerging Media Program, ASU)
  • Joanna Popper (Chief Metaverse Officer, Creative Artists Agency. Entertainment and Technology Executive. VR/AR & Documentary Producer)
  • Katy Atherholt (co-founder @Seam)
  • Heather Shaw (CEO / Chief Designer, Founder, Vita Motus Design Studio)
  • Anastasia Pash (Founder @ Globetrotter VR)


These women join a network of talented diverse founders who have been making significant contributions to the growth and development of the metaverse. The metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds that leverage virtual and augmented reality to create immersive digital experiences.

“Women in the Metaverse is thrilled to welcome these 25 accomplished women into our network,” says Sydney Phillips, CEO and founder of Zuke AR and co-organizer of Women in the Metaverse. “Their contributions to the metaverse and web 3.0 technology have been instrumental in shaping the future of the digital world. We are proud to recognize their achievements and support them in their continued success.”

Rebecca Jones, CEO and co-founder of Clutch Wallet and co-organizer of Women in the Metaverse, adds, “We are excited to continue our mission of highlighting the contributions of women-led projects to the metaverse. By bringing these women together, we hope to inspire others to join us in building this new world and provide a supportive infrastructure for their companies and pursuits. 

More info: https://womeninmetaverse.net