Monica Lent Interview — Fem Founder™

Kristin Marquet
Fem Founder
Published in
7 min readJul 28, 2020

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Monica Lent is a founder and software engineer with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, she spent five years as the frontend engineering lead at a high-growth fintech startup as it scaled from 80 to over 1,500 people. She has spoken at leading technical conferences on topics like software architecture and design systems. Today her focus is building and growing her affiliate analytics software company, Affilimate.

Can you tell our readers about your background?

I started coding at a really young age, so it’s no surprise I ended up working as a software engineer.

But it didn’t start out as my passion or the thing I wanted to do as a full-time job.

Instead, I majored in classical languages and philosophy. But after years of learning Latin and Ancient Greek, the idea of going to graduate school (or law school) became less and less appealing.

After graduation, my job as a student developer turned into my full-time job and I began my professional career in software development. I spent the following years working in academia and startups before leaving to start my own company, which is my main focus today.

What inspired you to start your business?

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Kristin Marquet
Fem Founder

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.