At this year's Lendit, which is the fintech industry's biggest and leading conference, I was amongst 30 industry experts chosen to select, evaluate and award winners in several categories for the first Lendit Industry Awards.
I was honored to be the lead judge for the category of, and to present the award for, Fintech Woman of the Year, which went to Jillienne Helman of RealtyMogul.
The evening was a blast, and coming at the end of the conference, everyone seemed in high spirits and enjoying themselves. Given the tough year that the industry had, coming into Lendit 2017, this year's conference was upbeat. The resilience of the companies and the industry is clear.