HOW WE FUND CHANGE

Women Making Waves is a 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recurring and sustainable revenue streams to expedite and scale the work of proven law reform experts specialising in outdated women rights laws. We exist 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.

Our work is more than a digital art assert. 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:

    • Ownership of digital asset.
    • Exclusive 24/7 access to the education platform and access to a community of like minded advocates, thought leaders, industry experts and business executives.
    • Giveaways, competitions and WMW merchandise
    • Another custom NFT for every law our partners change.
    • Front of the line access to season two.

Jess’ 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 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 that advice and was determined to seek justice for what happened to her.

She met with dozens of lawyers and law firms and quickly learnt that the options available to her were not in favour of the survivor. 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”. Given that this answer was not acceptable to her or for any survivor, Jess started a lawsuit, which took 18 months working along side Lawyers, Barristers, Psychologists, Queens Counsel and ultimately – Won.

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

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HOW WE INNOVATE

We know this is so much bigger than us and need community voices and wallets to ensure that maximum funds can be deployed to our impact contributors. 

We will not stop until our impact partners are issued over USD1M from this collection

How we are doing things differently:

  • Introducing Paper.xyz as a partner to WMW we are removing the barriers to onboarding into the NFT and web3 space
  • Launching a private pre sale VIP and corporate packages which turns our influencers, supporters and aligned corporate partners in brand advocates in which they can publicly support the initiative and stand with the WMW Community
  • A rewards based allow list in which supporters engagement, endorsement and collaboration with WMW unlocks early access to be foundational members of the community
  • Public mint Where we invite global supporters to mint into the WMW community.
  • Education – Exclusive access to a digital education platform that can be consumed any time and from any where globally.
  • Second NFT For every law or piece of legislation that the WMW NFT reforms, a new NFT is airdropped to all members
  • Corporate resources and educational toolkit A plug and play model that can be deployed against any ESG or People and Culture initiative.

THE PLEDGE

#ITookThePledge is a campaign which asks companies, venture capital investors, media organisations and leading global brands to voice their support for all women’s’ fundamental right to feel safe in any workplace.

By purchasing into the WMW community and sharing your public pledge, you are acknowledging your organisations support of women’s rights law reform and of actioning systemic change to create a more equitable world.

THE LAW

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

Our partners are carefully selected based on their proven success in gender rights law reform and their everyday efforts to promote gender equity and women’s leadership in the workplace.

THE ART

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.

MEET OUR IMPACT PARTNERS

LET US SPEAK

Let Us Speak believes that all sexual assault survivors should have the right to tell their own stories without risk of prosecution to themselves or others. So far they’ve provided direct legal assistance to 17 individual survivors impacted by the gag-laws, and our advocacy has resulted in 4 law changes across 3 jurisdictions.  Let Us Speak combines legal advocacy, media advocacy and systems based advocacy to support the survivor community and secure tangible outcomes and policy reform. 

EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES

Equal Rights Advocates working alongside policy makers, business leaders, and workers to promote gender equity and women’s leadership in the workplace. Their law reform efforts are making sure that entrepreneurs – not just employees – are protected from harassment when seeking funding. They are also ending agreements that silence or retaliate against women who complain about harassment and clarifying anti-harassment legal standards to the benefit of millions of workers and companies.  

 

18 BY VOTE

18by Vote is a nonpartisan, youth-led organization that helps 16, 17, and 18-year-olds understand how, when, and why to vote. 18by Vote envisions an America where every young person has equitable access to civic participation.

UN WOMEN AUSTRALIA

UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s rights and gender equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. In everything they do, and all they aim to achieve, they are committed to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women.

 

THE GIVING BLOCK

The Giving Block is the #1 crypto donation solution, which provides an ecosystem for nonprofits and charities to fundraise Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, be found by crypto donors, receive funds instantly, and become part of a network of crypto media partners to support their missions.

 

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.

SOME OF THE TEAM

Jess Wilson

Jess Wilson

CEO and Co Founder

Hayley Evans

Hayley Evans

Co Founder

Nina Funnell

Nina Funnell

Let Us Speak

Lindsay Dawson

Lindsay Dawson

Impact Board

Poonacha Machaiah

Poonacha Machaiah

CEO The Chopra Foundation

Tim Birch

Tim Birch

Thorney Tech Board

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.

How can we take the pledge?
#ITookThePledge Campaign in collaboration and support with UN Women Australia

Why does #ITookThePledge exist?

The #ITookThePledge campaign is inspired by the personal story of entrepreneur Jess Wilson who was sexually assaulted by a prospect investor in a boardroom. Against advice, and not accepting that winning was not in her favour, Jess started a lawsuit against the investor and won. From this experience, its learnings and Jess’s personal mission to demystify the legal system, Women Making Waves was launched alongside co- founder and global impact leader Hayley Evans as a platform for systematic change at scale.

What is the #ITookThePledge Campaign?

#ITookThePledge is a campaign which asks companies, venture capital firms, media organisations and leading global brands to voice their support for all women’s’ fundamental right to feel safe in any workplace.

By purchasing into the WMW community and sharing your public pledge, you are acknowledging your organisations support of women’s rights law reform and of actioning systemic change to create a more equitable world.

Who is applicable to get involved?

Corporate organisations, Venture Capital firms, media organisations, law firms and global brands who align with the mission of creating a more equitable world for women in a work environment.

How to get involved

1. Purchase a package selection of NFT’s in 5, 10, 20 or 50 allocations packs. This can be simply done through a custom www.paper.xyz link which enables buyers to purchase seamlessly by credit card in a few clicks or with crypto currency.

https://womenmakingwaves.io/mint/

 
2. Post to LinkedIn and social media with the wording:

#ITookThePledge for women’s rights law reform in support of all women in our organisation and female founders of our fund, and their right to feel safe in a boardroom. We pledge to do our part to create a more equitable world” and tag 2 x companies minimum you would like to nominate to take the pledge and @womenmakingwaves. Some companies are also making a short statement but not mandatory.

This is to be accompanied by one of the below images:

– Share the creative of the early access ticket created by WMW in your branding
– Share a pic of your team and hashtag of #ITookThePledge in your work environment

TECH PARTNERS