Elena Ionenko, Head of Business Development and a co-founder of TurnKey Lender, has been included in the shortlist of the Women in IT Awards Asia by Information Age. This is the first time this event is held in this part of the world and the winners will be selected on May 29th, 2019 in Singapore. This award show is a part of an ongoing campaign by Information Age, aimed at tackling technology’s diversity problems.
The 300+ nominees have been divided into the following categories: Advocate of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, CIO of the Year, Data Leader of the Year, Digital Leader of the Year, Diversity Initiative of the Year, Employer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Future CIO of the Year, IT Team of the Year, Security Champion of the Year, Transformation Leader of the Year, Young Leader of the Year, and, of course, Woman of the Year.
Elena Ionenko has been nominated for the Woman of the Year award for her contribution to the development of the FinTech sphere in general and lending technology in particular. Under her leadership, in just five years TurnKey Lender has become the technological leader of the lending automation, decision management, and risk mitigation markets have secured several rounds of investments from some of the most reputable investors in Asia, and gained widespread praise from the global FinTech community and its clients.
Elena Ionenko commented on being included in the shortlist:
“It’s a great thing that the matter of equality gets this much spotlight lately. I’m proud to be one of the champions of the diversity movement in Asia and hope my example will inspire some talented girls to not get limited by any glass ceilings. But I’d like to use this opportunity to thank my team. I’m happy to state that at TurnKey Lender we don’t let any stereotypes hamper our decisionmaking or staff choices. Our whole team functions as one organism and we strive to rely solely on personal qualities and competence when promoting someone or hiring new talent. And that’s exactly why TurnKey Lender shows the results that it does.”