Priya Guliani

Head Of Operations, Government Blockchain Association

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Take cues from your surroundings, be curious, always ask questions.

What do you do?

I am the Head of Operations at Government Blockchain Association (GBA), UK. I also co-lead a GBA working group for Climate & Social Impact. GBA is a global non-profit organisation focussing to promote blockchain technology by empowering individuals and organisations to connect, communicate, and collaborate to solve public sector challenges. GBA brings together governments around the world facilitating efficient, ethical & rational adoption of blockchain technology for powerful and meaningful innovations. GBA has 120 chapters worldwide and 15K+ members. We act as a catalyst in creating a public dialogue about education and best practices around the creative, profitable, responsible, and positive leveraging of blockchain.

Why did you choose this field?

My blockchain journey started 3 years ago when a friend made a ton of money using crypto. I got curios to understand this revolutionary technology. More at link below: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/priyaguliani_blockchain-technologyforgood-empoweringuk4-activity-6678591443906371584-mfLW

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

As a young girl I was fascinated by technology but scared of coding and thought if you want to be in the field of technology then you can't escape coding. Technology Industry has so much more to offer and knowing and realising that can takeaway a lot of inhibitions wrt subject and career choices.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I am passionate about inclusion, sustainability and climate impact and firmly believe in the power of technology to change human lives. I wake up wishing that all humanbeings individually, and collectively embrace the doughnut model which focuses on the balance between Nature’s ceiling of tolerance and the floor of a decent living and fairness for all human beings

Best advice for next generation?

Look around yourself and see how technology has evolved over the years changing human lives. Take cues from your surroundings, be curious, always ask questions. Life is an ever-learning journey, make sure you never stop learning.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends”

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