2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Fostering Digital Literacy in the Developing World

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
Austin Convention Center

As the digital world continues to transcend economic and social boundaries, an unexpected technology has emerged as a tool of empowerment and protection for women around the globe. Bitcoin, which has steadily been gaining traction in the mainstream banking industry, is a powerful and effective form of digital currency in developing nations. Through the nonprofit Digital Citizen Fund, women are utilizing Bitcoin to financially support their families and overcome obstacles such as access to bank accounts and high transaction fees.

As a gender-neutral currency, Bitcoin is redefining the world’s financial infrastructure. Our panel will discuss the ways in which digital literacy fosters entrepreneurship and financial independence, the value of digital creative expression, and how digital currency is leveraged to empower women in the developing world.


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Joyce Kim

Exec Dir


Joyce Kim is currently the the Executive Director of the new Stellar Development Foundation in SF. Funded by Stripe, Stellar (like Bitcoin) is a decentralized payment network; unlike Bitcoin, it su...

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Roya Mahboob


Digital Citizen Fund

Sophie Kelly


The Barbarian Group

In her role as CEO of The Barbarian Group, Sophie oversees all client business, agency operations and growth, and has played an instrumental role in strategically building the agency’s executive le...

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