FUNDING CHANGE

Sexual assault laws and many women’s rights laws were established 120 years ago when women couldn’t vote, TV was black and white and the concept of connecting people from around the world via something called the internet would have sounded like insanity.

WMW exists to bring together a community of women and women supporters to leverage Web3 technology to fund experts who have proven success in tactically transforming women’s rights laws across the USA and Australia.

Jess’s Story 

Warning: The following images and/ or content may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual abuse or violence contact: 

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service 24-hour helpline 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 , 24-hour Emergency Accommodation helpline on 1800 800 588Safe At Home helpline on 1800 633 937SHE (free and confidential counselling and support) on 6278 9090Sexual Assault Support Services on 6231 1811, or after hours 6231 1817Family Violence Crisis and Support Service on 1800 608 122Bravehearts – Sexual Assault Support for Children on 1800 BRAVE 1Kids Helpline is for young people aged 5 to 25 on 1800 551 800  Don’t go it alone. Please reach out for help by contacting Lifeline on 13 11 14

Find out how you or your business can join the Wave.

 By supporting the Women Making Waves community you are using your wallet, raising your hand and your voice to create a more equitable world.

WMW

Women Making Waves is a 10,000 piece digital art collection which uses the utility of NFT technology to create new, recurring and sustainable revenue streams to expedite and scale the work of proven law reform experts specialising in out dated women rights laws.

Our work is more than a digital art asset, it is a community coming together to fund the tactical and scalable execution of law reform.

By minting into the Women Making Waves community you are using your wallet, raising your hand and your voice to create a more equitable world in which we are stronger together. 

50% of your purchase will go directly to fund women’s rights law reform initiatives across Australia and the USA.

Your purchase also unlocks:

    • Exclusive ownership of your digital asset.
    • Access to a community of like minded advocates, thought leaders, industry experts and business executives.
    • Curated live and static content to educate and support members on legal reform, advocacy and mental wellbeing.
    • Exclusive 24/7 members only access to the WMW education platform
    • Giveaways, competitions and WMW merchandise
    • Front of the line access to season two.

WHO

We are women and women empowering supporters who believe just because the world is how it is today doesn’t mean it has to be the same tomorrow.

Founded by two friends, brought together by chance and a shared desire to harness technology for impact, our team are leading tech entrepreneurs, impact leaders, Web3 developers/NFT Advisors and proven experts within the tactical execution of law reform.

Everything we do, say and think stems from the core value of creating waves and we are not afraid to dive head first in and innovate for the greater good.

Our Founders and team are the experts at innovating, marketing, business, Web3 and tech.

Our Board are experts at creating and measuring impact at scale. Our Contributors are proven law Changers and have already reformed 60+ globally.

Our community are history makers – Women and women empowering supporters who demand to be heard and cause change at scale.

JESS’S  STORY

Jess Wilson is a repeat tech founder, her first business Stashd scaled to 130 countries, won numerous awards, saw her as a grand finalist on China’s version of Shark Tank x The Apprentice airing to 15M p/episode and was pinned by Forbes as one of 1,000 entrepreneurs under 30 to change the world in the next 50 years.

When raising money for a her startup Jess was sexually assaulted by a prospect investor. She turned to an advisor to ask for guidance in which she was met with ‘Jess, put your head down, focus on the business, and when you’re ‘more successful’ you can do something about it then’. (Horrific advice).

Jess decided to go against her advisors advice and decided to seek justice for what happened to her, she met with over a dozen lawyers and law firms. The most common feedback being “We believe what you’re saying – but it’s not about the truth, it’s about the law and how the law is structured”.

Women Making Waves is a strong ‘why’ legal system to disrupt the law reform space from the inside out.

AS SEEN IN

     FOUNDER STORY

Women Making Waves (WMW) is the first NFT project under Waves Tech Ventures – a female led and gender empowering venture business focusing on utilising Web3 technologies for impact. Co founded by Hayley Evans and Jessica Wilson in 2021, the pair met as neighbours throughout the Sydney Covid-19 lockdowns, quickly establishing a friendship grounded in shared values and a desire to harness technology for impact. With restaurants shut, offices closed – the two had time to brainstorm and stretch each others thinking as to what was possible, they quickly realised their skill-sets, connections and background crossover was perfectly complimentary.

Jessica, a successful tech entrepreneur with an innate ability to market to and wrap a vision towards millennial and Gen Z women, a stash of growth awards and pinned by Forbes as one of 1,000 entrepreneurs to change the world in the next 50 years and; Hayley, an investor and hyper-growth driven advisor whose portfolio includes the creation and scale of a $14B company’s tech investment portfolio, Global Board roles for YPO, Impact initiatives, and a training organisation in the safety and mining industry. The co-founders work with their startup team of Blockchain development specialists, NFT advisors who have built bluechip NFT projects and marketers to execute on the vision of the company and collection.

And so the story begins. TWO girls, ONE mission and a world ready for CHANGE.

THE ART

The Judge
The Judge
The Barrister
The Barrister
The Lawyer
The Lawyer
The Psychologist
The Psychologist
The Entrepreneur
The Entrepreneur

WMW is centered around the core characters Jess encountered in her lawsuit as key roles within a sexual assault lawsuit. 
Plus we threw in an entrepreneur for good measure! There are 650+ unique traits in the collection, creating 10,000 unique NFT’s.

“We are not going into Web3 to test the waters,

we are here to make waves.”

FIND OUT MORE

WMW TEAM

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

Co Founder & CEO

Jess is a repeat founder, her last venture Stashd scaled to 130 countries and won numerous growth and innovation awards. She was a finalist in China’s version of ‘Shark Tank x The Apprentice’ which aired to 15 Million p/episode in which Jess placed with the bronze trophy as the last western team in the global competition pitching to the likes of CEO of Alibaba, seed investors in Paypal etc. She has been pinned by Forbes as one of 1,000 entrepreneurs under 30 to change the world in the next 50 years and has completed accelerator programs in Silicon Valley, Europe and China.

Hayley Evans

Hayley Evans

Co Founder

Hayley is an early stage investor, business leader and hyper-growth driven advisor whose portfolio of work spans the breadth of a global tech investment portfolio, Board roles for YPO and impact initiatives, an RTO in the mining space and leading a digital marketing and tech growth company. Through operating her own companies, being a hands-on investor and mentoring high growth leaders, Hayley knows how to get operational efficiencies and hyper scale organisations.

Vanessa Ly

Vanessa Ly

Creative Director

Born in New Caledonia, a Sydney-based graphic designer with a business background and a strong passion for branding and layouts. A passionate creative thinker and problem solver with a proven ability to drive projects from concept through production to final delivery.

Leanna McNeil

Leanna McNeil

Community Manager

Esteemed & doxxed Web3 Executive with 10+ years of experience in business, community engagement, social media management,  customer service & culture leadership. As a trader, investor & Core Team member with multiple Web3 project launches under her belt, her Web2 Entrepreneurial know how bridges her practical hands-on multi layered Web3 experience.

Nina Funnell

Nina Funnell

#Let Us Speak

Nina Funnell is a Walkley award winning journalist, author, and sexual assault survivor advocate. Nina has overturned numerous Australian sexual assault laws and is a leading Australian voice and activist of change.

Lindsay Dawson

Lindsay Dawson

Head of Impact

Lindsay is the Philanthropy Research and Insights Manager at Perpetual where she oversees $120m in annual distributions from Perpetual clients back into the sector. Appointed to the Bondi Icebergs Board in October 2018 she volunteers her time bringing people together while addressing community needs. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and is a member of the Certified Institute of Accountants.

Anais

Anais

NFT Artist

Anais is a digital artist based in France specialising in women-led designs utilising bold colours with a women empowerment
undertone.

Omer

Omer

NFT Advisor

Omer was an early team community management member of blue chip NFT Project Cryber Kongz ($200M transaction value, $580M total project value). He has started his own project on Opensea and has tactically executed and advised from start
to finish various NFT project’s which have sold out their mint.

Poonacha Machaiah

Poonacha Machaiah

Web 3 + Wellness Advisor

Poonacha Machaiah has over 20 years of global experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and business leader in Fortune 100 companies. Poonacha is among the new breed of emerging social entrepreneurs who are using approaches from the commercial world and employing technology to tackle social and environmental problems.

FAQ’s

What is an NFT?
An NFT stands for “Non-Fungible Token” which is a unique, one-of-a-kind digital item that users can buy, own, and trade. Some NFTs main functions are to be digital art and look cool, some offer additional utility like exclusive access to events – think of the utility of an NFT as the use case of what being a part of the NFT community grants access to or the function it creates for its holders
How many NFT's are there in the collection?
There are 10,000 NFT’s in the Women Making Waves collection. We will be allowing our community to mint (purchase) on our website with payment via Ethereum using either Metamask or to pay via credit card using paper.xyz
Why is WMW different from any other NFT projects?
WMW uses the mechanic of NFT’s for real life impact. We work within the realms of what is possible with NFT’s to fund and scale law reform of women’s rights based legislation. Minting into the WMW Community is you funding a movement for change and a step closer to levelling the playfield of gender based legislation

Our collection is based on a multi-layer value proposition:

  1. Empowering a community to contribute to the way underfunded impact organizations fund their work.
  2. Creating new, reoccuring and sustainable revenue streams through the use of a NFT collection for our impact partners.
  3. Providing our community exclusive access to experts, tools and education in order to tactically change outdated legislation.
  4. Each time one of our impact contributors overturns a law, we will create a digital copy of that law and turn it into a NFT and airdrop to all holders.
How do you buy into the WMW community?
WMW is committed to providing equal access to the WMW collection and the digital community to any one who believes in our mission, which means we are removing all barriers to purchase.

The Web3 Native

Minting into the WMW communities via your own established digital wallet (MetaMask) and communication through our discord channel

The Web3 Newbie

WMW has partnered with Paper.xyz which makes it accessible to the full audience with a fast, simple and frictionless checkout solution. Whether they want to buy by credit card and link to an established wallet, or even simpler buy by credit card and Paper.xyz creates and stores a wallet for them, there are no barriers for communities members to buy into WMW.

The ‘Upswell”
WMW understands that the world is not an equal playing field and even though people may want to support the cause, may not have the financial means to do so.
That is why WMW created an Upswell wallet holding 100 NFT’s, in which passionate individuals or organisations can apply to the WMW and share their story and why they would like to be part of the community.

How to mint into the community

Individual purchasing
WMW understands that there are Web3 Natives and Web3 newbies, but that doesn’t mean our community is only available for one or the other.

That’s why WMW offers two ways to buy into the community.

By minting directly from the WMW website and through to their existing Metamask wallet or by purchasing directly from the WMW website through their incredible partner paper.xyz, allowing anyone anywhere the ability to buy using a credit card and connecting to their own established wallet, or if they don’t have a wallet paper.xyz will create one for them and store on their secure site.

Corporate Membership
Our corporate membership enables organisations to buy larger quantities into our community.

Rules for Corporates
Each organisation will apply the WMW Impact Board and request the number NFT’s for their teams and WHY they want to gift these to their team members

Each approved organisation will be added to the Apply list and also send an onboarding information pack on how to share the story of WMW to their organisations and their People and Culture teams.

Use of funds
We hate hidden costs and so should you. That’s why are are completely transparent with the way in which we select and fund our business and contributors.

We operate under the values of honesty and transparency. So here are all the numbers and breakdown from our project so you can know exactly where your money goes.

Primary sales from mint:
50% goes to fund law reform projects
40% goes to fund the operations of WMW
10% goes to team, contributors, advisors, and artist

Royalties from Secondary Sales: 10%
5% goes to fund the WMW Impact wallet
1% goes to our artist
4% goes to the business (operation, founders and team)

Do you have an Allow List? How do I get listed
Yes, you can win an allow list spot via a raffle run by WMW or giveaways by fellow NFT founders and projects we collaborate with.

When you win an allow list spot our team will walk you through how we gather relevant details for mint.

Primary sales from mint:
50% goes to fund law reform projects
40% goes to fund the operations of WMW
10% goes to team, contributors, advisors, and artist

Royalties from Secondary Sales: 10%
5% goes to fund the WMW Impact wallet
1% goes to our artist
4% goes to the business (operation, founders and team)

When does the collection launch?
The WMW story is being exclusively launched on Sept 27th 2022 with select media partners.

From this we will be inviting our corporate supporters and early access partners to join the pre launch members list.

Post this we will open our Allow List and public mint. Dates for these will be published on our discord and twitter sites.

TECH PARTNERS

MEDIA + Corporate ENQUIRIES

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