November 3, 2022


November 3, 2022

2022 WLDA


NOVEMBER 3, 2022


Join WLDA for our 2022 WLDA Summit, Nov. 3, 2022, in NYC, where over 100 F1000 tech leader attendees will hear from thought leaders, experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs working at the intersection of Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse.


This is a full-day TED Talk-style event divided into two main sections. The morning kicks off with an introduction to Web3, NFT and the Metaverse. Speakers include a series of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and digital pioneers sharing leading technology applications.


After a lunch break, the afternoon will continue with WLDATalks, where thought leaders will present on topics including: Crypto First Cities, creating an NFT Community, Data Analysis in Web3, and forthcoming federal and state policy. (see more on last year’s summit here: Summit 2021.


WLDA brings leaders together for an impactful future. WLDA provides women leaders a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from their F1000 industry peers, find tech solutions, solve tough data challenges, develop as leaders, and bring significant value back to your organization.

WLDA Summit 2022 Speakers

Unstoppable Domains, SVP and Channel Chief

    Current Role

    Sandy Carter is SVP at Unstoppable Domains. She is responsible for driving new partnerships for Web 3.0, Metaverse, Blockchain, and NFTs.  

      Previous Roles

      Previously, Sandy was VP at AWS responsible for driving partnering in cloud, AI, IoT and blockchain. Sandy was a founder of a startup in Silicon Valley. In her last GM role at IBM, she ran the AI/ML Ecosystem. 

        Noteworthy Roles

        Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon SV.  She is also the author of Extreme Innovation and the founder of Unstoppable Women of Web3.


          Sandy is a Top 10 Metaverse Influencer, Top 100 Most Inspirational Women of Web3, Top 10 Data Experts, Federal 100 Award Winner, member of Fortune Most Powerful Women, and CNN Top 10 Most Powerful Women In Technology. In addition, she got to participate in the 1st ringing of the NASDAQ bell in the metaverse!

          Blockchain Association, Executive Director

            Current Role

            Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing more than 80 of the industry’s leading companies. Kristin serves as a liaison between policymakers and the cryptocurrency industry to assist in the creation of legislation and regulation that promotes the growth of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the U.S.

              Previous Roles

              Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin helped blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. 

                Noteworthy Roles

                She is also a leading, public voice advocating for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry through top-tier media interviews, op-eds and letters to the editor, and global speaking engagements. Kristin is a board member of the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, Skybridge Capital’s G and GII Funds, the Flow Foundation, and Prime Trust.


                  Kristin is a renowned voice for the industry, having been featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 under 40 list, CoinDesk’s 2021 50 people who defined the year in crypto, and CoinTelegraph’s 2022 top 100 Influencers in Crypto and Blockchain.

                  The Drone Racing League, President

                    Current Role

                    Rachel Jacobson is the President of the Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s premier, professional drone racing property. She spearheads global partnerships and media rights deals, and leads the marketing and business development teams, bringing to DRL her legacy of creating transformative partnerships with leading sports and technology brands. P

                      Previous Roles

                      Prior to DRL, Rachel spent 21 years at the NBA as their SVP of Global Partnerships, where she closed nearly $1 billion in partnership sales, and served as the Chief Business Development Officer at Landit, the market leader in personalized career pathing technology to increase the success and engagement of women and diverse groups in the workplace.


                        Rachel has earned numerous accolades including being named a Cynopsis Top Women in Media “Innovator & Disruptor”, a Fortune’s Most Powerful Women member, and a recipient of Sports Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award.

                        Executive Director at Venture Miami

                          Current Role

                          In his current role, Erick Gavin supports the growth of the Miami tech and innovation ecosystem through the office of the city of Miami as Executive Director for Venture Miami.

                            Previous Roles

                            Erick transitioned into technology, non-traditionally, by leaning on alternative education and Miami's growing tech community. Starting in product design and moving into data analysis, he found an appreciation for data as a tool to amplify his advocacy.


                              Erick Gavin is an Ecosystem Builder and Technologist, using data and design to solve complex problems, create impactful technology, and serve communities who have been historically left out of the innovation and technology space. Along the way leveraging his legal background to advocate for greater opportunities and more innovative approaches in handling social-civic issues with technology as a tool. In that same vein, he began teaching about leveraging data for social impact to students at Watson Institute and Design Thinking through the University of Miami.

                              Blockchain.com, Head of Partnerships
                              Bluestudios.io, Cofounder and CEO


                              Registration and Networking Breakfast
                              Welcome Introduction to Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse:

                              A series of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and early access leaders sharing leading technology applications

                              Networking Lunch
                              WLDA Talks:

                              A series of presentations by thought leaders presenting TED Talk-style on pressing leadership topics such as ethics in the metaverse.

                              Conclusion and Farewell with Asha Saxena and Presenting Partner

                              Register for The WLDA 2022 Summit and Gala

                              **Each individual needs to show proof (digital copy is accepted) of their full vaccination status and a photo ID upon arrival to the Summit. Full vaccination is considered 2 weeks after their 2nd/final dose. We are unable to make any exceptions to our vaccination policy.**

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                              Member Only Registration for 2022 WLDA Summit & Gala

                              Members Only Summit Ticket Qty:
                              Ticket Price: $650.00
                              Members Only Gala Ticket Qty:
                              Ticket Price: $650.00
                              Non-Members Summit Ticket Qty:
                              Ticket Price: $1,000.00
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                              Ticket Price: $1,000.00
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                              WLDA Summit 2021 Event Speakers

                              Accenture, Regional Lead, Responsible AI
                              Tenfore Holdings, Operating Partner
                              Aromyx Corporation, SVP Data and Insights
                              IBM, Global Chief AI Officer

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