Cardano Catalyst Women

Empowering diversity through relationship building, research, education, and mentorship.

Catalyst Women is a space for learning, collaboration, and creation rooted in behaviors and intentions that support women as builders within Cardano.

Our aim is to give women the confidence to take action and participate to their full potential within Catalyst, where they might otherwise have remained as an observer.

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We hold an After Town Hall room every Wednesday at 5 PM UTC.

We also hold invite-only meetings every Thursday so if you would like to join us, send an email to

Topic: Cultivating a Healthy Catalyst Culture with Tomi Astikainen

N15 – 18 May 2022

How might we establish and maintain inclusive and lively Catalyst Culture to explore the highest potential of human collaboration?

Same things get discussed over and over again, nothing gets done. People have no mandate to drive change. No room for leadership to emerge.

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Topic: Exploring unique opportunities for Cardano and Polkadot ecosystems with Christine Mohan

N14 – 4 May 2022

Christine Mohan is Vice President of Business Development at KILT Protocol | CMO, Web3 Foundation and Polkadot | Co-founder Civil Media | New York Times | Wall Street Journal KILT invites collaboration from both communities to explore possibilities for practical cross-chain use cases aiming for interoperability between Cardano and Polkadot/Kusama (Dotsama) ecosystems. Findings from this initial exploration form the basis for further collaboration. The results are shared openly so that other projects exploring similar opportunities can also get started. KILT Technology and Interoperability with Cardano.

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The compelling story of Mercy A. Fordwoo from Wada

Mercy A. Fordwoo is the Coordination Lead for Wada.

She has extensive experience in project management and process improvement. She’s the Circle v3 representative for Funded Proposers (Catalyst Coordinators) due to her passion for decentralized governance and is always ready for new challenges.

Wada is an international organization with local footprints. They aim to equip local developers and entrepreneurs to build decentralized applications and businesses of the future. WADA’s mission is a resource network for unlocking the potential of Africa & Diaspora with Distributed Ledger Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation.

Breathtaking story of creating with Advitha Ashok

Advitha Ashok is Co-founder and COO of Konma and founder and Nutritionist at Diet and Beyond. She is telling her story how she found this idea and what made her decide to improve Konma and create Konma community.

Konma is an international organization. They are building a global marketplace which will be entirely community driven and truly values the members within. A non-competitive marketplace for Food, Art and Lifestyle products and services offered by small business owners and passionate individuals.