To mark this year's International Women’s Day, the United Nations (UN) is planning to hold its first-ever female-focused NFT exhibition at its headquarters in New York.
The women-focused Ethereum NFT collection “Boss Beauties” will debut a one-of-one collection called Boss Beauty Role Models on March 8.
The UN is collaborating with the consulting firm 5th Element Group to organize this year’s event, which will feature a day of keynotes and panels, with speakers from influencers, global brands, and corporations.
On OpenSea, the entire Boss Beauties NFT collection of 10,000 assets has a minimum “Buy Now” price of 2.3ETH ($7,000) per item. The project, which was rolled out in September, now ranks 123rd on OpenSea’s list of the best NFT collections of all time based on secondary volume trading sales.
Although the Boss Beauty Role Models won't be the first NFTs displayed by the UN, they will be the first female-focused collection to be featured, and will likely create major exposure for works illustrated by female artists.
According to a November report from art market analytics firm ArtTactic, only 5% of all NFT sales went to female artists between February 2020 and November 2021. Meanwhile, only 16% of all NFT artists are women.
The United Nations backed the DigitalArt4Climate competition last year, where artists were required to create different climate change-themed NFTs, with the winning artworks exhibited at the Climate Change Conference in Scotland.
It began celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 1975 and is looking to achieve global gender equality by 2030.
For the NFT market, the event will showcase the positive impact that NFTs can have.