The metaverse is still in its early days. Even its definition remains fluid and is likely to continue evolving. But the consensus view, at least today, is that the metaverse is the next iteration of the internet, wherein the internet becomes something that people immerse themselves in more deeply rather than something they simply view: an evolution from 2-D to 3-D across a range of interfaces, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). As with other transformative technologies such as the cloud and AI whose evolutions have spanned decades, the metaverse’s early consumers and leaders—including investors and CEOs—will shape its future. The question that many are asking is, what role will women play?