World of Women is making a mark in the NFT space by bringing diversity and inclusivity. The project exclusively features avatars of unique, cool, and diverse women. With the trailblazing avatars, the top NFT collection aims to address the lack of female representation in the crypto industry.
Apart from celebrating women through its artwork, the collection also aims to promote female NFT artists and support women-led organisations. Launched in July last year, World of Women is currently one of the top female-led NFT projects in the space. Moreover, it is the first blue-chip project focusing on female empowerment.
“I launched the collection at a time where I really felt like a change was needed in this space,” WoW’s co-founder and artist, Yam Karkai told NFTevening in an interview. “At the time, the collectible projects that were booming were clearly directed for the male public, and there was nothing there for women to feel related to.”
What is the World of Women NFT Collection?
The World of Women NFT collection consists of 10,000 randomly generated digital collectibles of various rarity. There are up to eleven traits and a combination of 189 attributes. For example, there are 14 skin tones, 25 hairstyles, 23 facial features, and 28 eye combinations. All of which promote the diversity of Women within the NFT space.
Some specific rarity traits grant users access to exclusive clubs. These include a royalties club that splits 50% of OpenSea secondary sale royalties amongst members. Then, an investors club will split profits from the WOW fund that was created to support other female artists in the NFT space. Finally, a curators club that helps decide what art the WOW fund will purchase.
Freelance NFT artist Yam Karkai created each piece of digital art for the project. Several celebrities, including Gary Vee, have praised the project for the quality of its art. In an Instagram video, the CEO of Vaynermedia nudged his 9.1 Million followers to check out the NFT Collection because of its “fire art” and huge potential. Even Farokh, Steve Aoki and Paul Logan tweeted words of support for the project. More recently, movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria, and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes too endorsed the project.
The community also had a blast linking the NFTs to real-life successful women from the music, film, comedy industries and more! For example, they noticed that NFTs have an uncanny resemblance to Lady Gaga, Lupita Nyongo, and Ali Wong.
How much does a WoW NFT cost?
The relevant narrative and impressive artwork of the project worked out well because the project immediately sold out. It is also doing well in the secondary market. Soon after launch, we had reported that a World of Women NFT sold for a record-breaking 20 ETH or $55,000. The item was Women #2925, and the collector goes by the name jaft.
Overall, the project has a lifetime volume of 71,000 ETH or roughly $81.2 million, according to OpenSea. Meanwhile, the floor price is 4.19 ETH or around $4,800. To put things in perspective, last August, the floor price was only $0.48 ETH or $548. Actually, the project first hit the 9 ETH floor early this year.
WoW follows up with a second collection: World Of Women Galaxy
World of Women first hinted at a new collection, called World Of Women Galaxy, late last year. After much hype, the collection finally dropped on March 26. Despite a slight hiccup, the collection sold out in a jiffy. Just days later, the collection’s floor price rose to 1.57 ETH, amassing 17,700 ETH or about $60 million in sales volume as per the market values at the time. Needless to say, just like the first collection from the project, World Of Women Galaxy too is a huge success.
But, what exactly is the World Of Women Galaxy NFT collection? The collection features 22,222 “powerful and diverse” avatars that call themselves “WoW Galaxy”. Of this, 10,000 were reserved for WoW holders for free. To celebrate the project’s launch, Eva Longoria even gave away WoW Galaxy whitelist spots on Twitter!
As the name suggests, the WoW Galaxy avatars sport futuristic traits, in contrast to the OG WoWs. Like World of Women, Karkai created the artwork for WoW galaxy as well. The idea was to expand the original collection with a larger and more affordable second collection.
Actually, WoW Galaxy has its own lore. Apparently, after the world expanded to a new galaxy, ‘The Assembly of Women’ received cryptic messages. Decoding the puzzles led to the discovery of Earth but from the future. Turns out, women from the future had sent the message, who then travelled to the new galaxy through a time travel portal. It was during this journey that some of them transforms into WoW Galaxy.
“From the very beginning, WoW has envisioned creating a brand that is united around advancing and celebrating representation, inclusivity and equal opportunities for all,” the project notes on its website. “WoW Galaxy is the continuation of this mission.”
What is WoW Galaxy Champions and Guardians?
In late March 2022, WoW introduced Galaxy Champions and Guardians. In a nutshell, these are 16 unique 1/1 NFTs within the WowGalaxy collection. Notably, these are unique art pieces that Karkai individually drew by hand, “with lots of love and hard-work”. Moreover, each NFT in the series have their own “inspirations, themes, vibes…”
Now, Champions belong to the World of Women’s genesis collection and only WoW holders could discover them. As the project explained, “as WoWs passed through the portal leading them to the Galaxy, some of them became Champions of their planets.”
On the other hand, the Guardians were already existing in the Galaxy. They were revealed during the mint of WoWGalaxy. In fact, it is confirmed that YouTuber Logan Paul was the lucky one to mint the Golden Star Champion.
WoW boasts several incredible partnerships in the space
Since its launch, World of Women has partnered with several organisations for NFT drops, donations, and more.
WoW x Jazwares
Recently, World of Women announced its partnership with Jazwares, a global leader in toys and licensing. As a result of the collaboration, Jazwares will have exclusive rights to design, manufacture and promote WoW-based dolls, figures, costumes and accessories. This is the first time that the WoW avatars will be getting physical versions.
WoW x The Sandbox
Early in March 2022, World of Women inked a partnership with another big name in the industry—The Sandbox. The two projects are collaborating to drop the WoW Foundation to bring more women into the NFT and metaverse space. Reportedly, The Sandbox has given WoW a $25 million grant to launch the WoW Foundation.
With the funding spread out over five years, WoW will focus on four core causes—supporting artists and projects, educating newcomers, giving back to charities, and giving more visibility to women-centric causes. Furthermore, the partnership will also see the release of a WoW Museum in The Sandbox, WoW voxels, WoW University, and a WoW academy.
WoW x The Billboard
Another iconic partnership of WoW is with music publication, Billboard. To celebrate successful women in the music industry, Billboard and WoW dropped three limited-edition NFT Billboard covers featuring female musical legends. The three covers featured Karkai’s portraits of iconic singers Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Mariah Carey.
WoW’s WOMEN & CLIMATE auction
Similarly, in an important collaboration in February 2022, World of Women partnered with non-profit organization Code Green to launch an NFT collection, WOMEN & CLIMATE. The carbon net-negative digital NFT auction, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and SuperRare, featured works from 12 amazing artists.
The auction’s aim was to support women and girls affected by the climate crisis. All proceeds from the auction were donated to three women-led solutions to growing the Great Green Wall. These are—1t.org’s Uplink Challenge, Great Green Wall Frontline, and The Global Shea Alliance (GSA). The Great Green Wall is an initiative “growing an 8000km natural wonder of the world across Africa”.
More recently, World of Women also announced a partnership with digital fashion house, The Fabricant. Reportedly, WoW will feature in the platform’s upcoming Season 2 fashion event. Apart from this, the project has also signed with Madonna’s ex Manager, Guy Oseary, to expand into the entertainment and gaming industries.
The future of World Of Women
“Right now, we no longer feel like we’re just a collectible project,” Karkai told us during the interview. “We really feel like we’re a community of like-minded people that share the same values and same objectives for this world and this space.”
We couldn’t agree more. In a short span of time, World of Women has taken incredible initiatives to bring diversity to the NFT space. From the beginning, the project has also been supporting one-of-one NFT artists and women-led organisations and sustainability-focused organisations across the globe. With more partnerships coming up, we see a bright future ahead for the project.
Crypto and NFT Influencer @Talk2Much_ETH released a video review of the project and he is convinced that the project will still be here 10 years from now. He said, “When looking at an NFT collection, I believe the quality of the team is your best metric to the sustainability of that collection.” he argues that World of Women is not just an NFT Collection but a movement that has established a sustainable niche.