5 philanthropic women-led NFT projects

Written By Simon Mwebaze

The Web3 industry, which has been infamous for its “bro culture,” is seeing more women-led projects making bold statements for a more inclusivity and diversity.

Several women-led projects are breaking new ground in NFTs. We thought we would share five outstanding projects with charitable causes that have been trending recently.

World of Women

Yam Karkai created the World of Women NFT collection in July 2021 when it launched with an NFT collection of 10,000 diverse female avatars. This collection stands out for its passionate community, exceptional developer team, and real-world utility. It has celebrity owners – including Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, and Shonda Rhimes – and a superstar manager, Guy Oseary. WoW is active on the charity scene, contributing to organizations such as Too Young to Wed, She’s The First, and Code to Inspire.

Boss Beauties

Lisa Mayer launched Boss Beauties in September 2021. The collection features 10,000 NFTs of strong and independent women. Its mission is to educate and empower Gen Z girls. One of Boss Beauties’ most notable achievements is being the first NFT featured on the New York Stock Exchange – exhibited outside the Muriel Siebert Boardroom at the Wall Street trading venue. Charitably, the portrait was auctioned to fund a scholarship in the name of Louise Jones, NYSE’s youngest female member. Boss Beauties has also allocated 5% of its initial mint to fund scholarships, and another 5% to fund the Fame Lady Squad podcast.

Women Rise

Artist, author, and neuroscience student Maliha Abidi created and launched Women Rise in November 2021. The launch date was intended to coincide with the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The collection features 10,000 randomly generated NFT art pieces showcasing women coders, artists, scientists and activists from across the world. The project’s focus is to promote gender equality, women’s rights, girls’ education, and social justice. Women Rise plans to achieve its vision by creating a Metaverse school for “258 million children around the world who have no access to education” – which includes 129 million girls. Maliha has been featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Guardian, and more.

Women and Weapons

Talented artist Sara Baumann aka Sparky launched the Women and Weapons NFT project in October 2021. While working full-time as an Occupational Therapist she dedicated her extra time to creating the 10,000 NFT collection. The pieces are inspired by women from the mid-20th century, a time when women were not viewed as powerful. The weapons featured in the NFTs are symbolic representing empathy, intelligence, kindness, and education. The project donates 5% of  profits to the Malala Fund and has already made more than $100,000 USD in donations.

The Flower Girls

In December 2021, Varvara Alay created the Flower Girls NFT project hosted on the Ethereum blockchain. The 10,000 art pieces are generated from over 950 hand-drawn traits of women wearing a variety of floral headdresses. The project donates 20% of primary and secondary profits to a range of children’s charities.



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