Olayinka Odeniran

Founder and Chairwoman, Black Women’s Blockchain Council

Founder and Chairwoman of Black Women Blockchain Council (BWBC), an organization Ms.Odeniran created to help educate the African diaspora about blockchain while simultaneously creating opportunities for black women in the blockchain ecosystem. As part of the objective, BWBC partnered with ConsenSys (part of the Ethereum Foundation) to help increase the number of black women blockchain developers to half a million by the year 2030.  For her ever growing presence and efforts in the blockchain ecosystem, Ms. Odeniran has been featured on Yahoo Finance, The Roots, Forbes, and CNBC.  She has also been listed as one of the top 10 women who used crypto to make a difference in 2021 by CoinTelegraph and one of the Top 10 influential African Women in Blockchain, by IT News Africa. 

A graduate of Boston University, Olayinka went on to get her M.S. in Cybersecurity Management and Policy from UMGC.  Her previous role was serving as a highly respected compliance, cyber security and risk management expert.  With over 16 years of experience helping financial firms navigate through domestic and international regulations,  Ms.Odeniran left her position overseeing the regulatory and compliance framework for a global corporate governance and responsible investment firm where she served as the Chief Compliance Officer. In 2019 she started her own Cybersecurity firm, CybSecWatch which provides compliance, infosec educational tools and cybersecurity consulting to the financial industry. Olayinka Odeniran is driven by her desire to make all sectors of Tech inclusive and diverse.

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