A group of panelists addresses an audience at the State of the Net Conference in January. The panel consists of (from left to right) Jason Kaplan, Hilary Swab Gawrilow, James Cross, Mercina Tillmann-Dick and Justin Herman. As the chief operating officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council, Tillmann-Dick is in a small number of women in the blockchain space — but others hope that more women will be able to enter the field to help lessen the current gender disparity.