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Almost 80% of the Attendees at Crypto Events Were Male, Bizzabo Study Shows

February 4, 2019

Bizzabo, an event technology company, has released a study which found that 79% of attendees at crypto-related events were male, while 21% were female.

The report includes a sample of 100 events organized across 15 countries worldwide. United States-based events represent 43% of all registrant and attendee samples studied in this report.

Alon Alroy, the co-founder of Bizzabo said:

“Like the tech industry, at large, there is a lack of gender diversity in the overall virtual currencies space. We’re seeing that reflected in the attendance for these events, as well as the speakers. One cryptocurrency conference recently featured 84 men onstage and three women. That has to change.”

Different reports, similar results

The recent report focuses on the “registration” element of the event, while the previous reports from the same company covered different aspects of the event management.

When comes to industries, the financial services account for 26% of all events studies in this report.

Bizzabo published a similar report in November last year, focusing on the speakers instead of attendees at crypto-focused events.

In this case, the sample was much bigger – it included thousands of events and 23 countries over the past five years. In total, around 60,000 of speakers were included in the process.

The results were similar, although not as striking as the latest report on attendees i.e. 69% of speakers were male compared to 31% who were female.

Alroy said:

“Every event benefits from having greater gender diversity and balance across its speaker lineup. By releasing this data, we hope to spotlight the lack of representation that’s still, unfortunately, too common.”

Gender disbalance

The report on speakers also includes a breakdown of the data based on the countries where an event is organized. As a result, Kenya and Mexico have recorded the highest overall representation of women, 42% and 39% respectively.

On the other side, Poland and Belgium sit at the bottom of the table with 10% and 13% respectively.

In the industry sector, higher education has proved to be the most diverse industry with a 56% – 44% split in favor of male population.

These two reports show that the entire crypto industry has a long road ahead toward gender balance and inclusion. At this moment, it’s safe to say the industry is still a male-dominated one.

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