I am very proud of who we are and what we have done here so far with MetaCartel.
DAOs are able to create a fairer world. They allow for governance on a broader scale that enables for the diversity of thought, ideas, and people on a level we will have never see before. If DAOs ever will succeed, it will be because of the diversity in expertise, collective wisdom and the will of a community to coordinate. I believe at MetaCartel, we are building the ground zero for Web 3 to emerge: the soft human layer of the puzzle. And it starts with our community and the people around us.
I have written this post to shine a new light on an emerging priority for MetaCartel as we continue to grow and build our community.
To put it bluntly, there aren’t a lot of women involved in MetaCartel. And I believe it is important to get more women in the community involved.
MetaCartel always thrived through the diversity it has had. We are infamous for our chilli memes and our propensity to attract some of the craziest and most outlier people in the crypto. We are the weird, the strange and perhaps even the misfits of Ethereum. Our weirdness has empowered us creatively and operationally. Today, I believe MetaCartel is at an inflection point, in which we should be investing in greater gender diversity. Creating more diversity will only let us do even more special things. We’ll have better ideas, and become stronger through better-balanced teams. I also fear that if we fail to act while we still have a chance, we’ll also forever lose the opportunity to become something bigger and more inclusive than what we are right now.
In crypto, there aren’t a lot of women. As such this is reflected in MetaCartel itself. To change the status quo, we must do so with initiative - just like we have done with everything else: DAOs, DApps and Community.
I believe we can progress in diversity without sacrificing the core of who we are, the powerful culture we have forged and all the magic in between. We can do so without the typical rage thats usually accompanied with pitchforks in hand. I don’t want us to tippy-toeing around this issue as we’ll never then make any progress around it. I want us to openly discuss and debate for and against on how we achieve this goal. This means safe discussion without policing and without anyone being ostracized for their views. In this pursuit, I will stand for a culture of nuance, care and respect for each other (this goes both ways for both, relationships are two-way streets). These matters aren’t black and white, and no matter what: compromise will always be key (again, goes both ways).
I’d like to start small with initial steps to make changes in this area. Let’s start small and manageable. Lets experiment. Lets have fun while we’re at it
Now that I have rambled on enough, I want to open this thread up for suggestions on how we can get more women into the MetaCartel Community / MetaCartel DAO.
Post ideas you have in this thread.
Also thank you to @AlexMasmej for pushing me to face this issue within the community. It matters and I am glad I listened.