Lendio SVP Denada Ramnishta: Gender equality is not a male issue or a female issue; it is a societal issue and a people issue”

An Interview with Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman
Nov 4 · 8 min read

Gender equality requires banding together. It is not a male issue or a female issue; it is a societal issue and a people issue. Men and women need to lean on our leaders who are paving and supporting the path to parity. With better alignment and more willingness to collaborate, we can change the equation.

As a part of my series about strong female finance leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Denada Ramnishta. Denada is Sr. VP of Lender & Partner Strategy at Lendio, the largest small business financing marketplace in the U.S. As a fintech executive, Denada has led strategic partnerships with U.S. and international corporations, executing business strategies across borders and under challenging market conditions. Prior to her role at Lendio, she acquired and managed partnerships for American Express’ non-card lending division. A native of Albania, Denada received an MBA from Columbia Business School. She resides in New York and is a proud mother of two.


  1. My next piece of advice would be, when you first move out on your own, truly support yourself on your own, no matter how meager your income may be to start. This could result in some difficult times financially, but will help you learn how to hone those budgeting skills and how to get by with less. This will be one of the most empowering and confidence-building experiences one can have. It will teach you the invaluable skill of taking smart, calculated risks, as well as how to make bold career choices without fear of losing out on a comfortable salary.
  2. My last piece of advice would be whenever possible, and I know it’s not always possible, try to live below your means. This is easier to do when you’ve mastered budgeting and managing money in and money out (see №1 ). It will also make it easier to successfully support yourself on your own (see №2).

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