Inspirefest

Emma Walker

Co-founder, BlockW

In August 2018, Emma Walker co-founded BlockW, a platform for communication, education and the exchange of ideas, aiming to bridge the gap between the impossible and possible for women in blockchain in Ireland.

Up until December 2018, Emma served as managing director for Ireland at Wachsman, a global professional services firm for the blockchain industry, before stepping down to complete a graduate course in organisational behaviour at Harvard.

After joining Wachsman in early 2016, Emma was named one of FinanceFeeds’ 30 Under 30 and rapidly became a globally acknowledged expert in blockchain PR. In 2017, Emma launched Wachsman’s Irish office, growing the team to almost 40 employees. It became one of the fastest-growing PR agencies in Ireland and one of the largest blockchain-focused companies in the country.

Emma has provided counsel to many of the world’s most high-profile blockchain organisations, including Lisk, Aragon, Dash, Crypto Valley Association, Aeternity and Streamr.

In recognition of Emma’s achievements to date, she was awarded the 2018 Special Recognition Award at the Irish Early Career Awards, shortlisted for the prestigious Image Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018 and announced as a finalist for the Blockchain Leader Award in the 2018 Women in Tech Awards. In late 2018, Emma was also included in the Sunday Independent 30 Under 30 list.

Emma holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and sociology from Trinity College Dublin, and a postgraduate diploma in PR and event management from Fitzwilliam Institute.