At Lightcurve, we believe that diversity drives innovation and adds to the company’s soul!
Today, we have the pleasure to talk about some of the most important topics regarding females in tech. Fitore has been working with us for 3 years and recently has been promoted to the Head of Operations. She has been an invaluable member of our Lightcurve team.
Could you tell us a few words about yourself?
At an early stage in my college journey, I developed a passion for finance. During my studies in Kosovo, I was simultaneously working for a consultancy firm and started applying the theory learned in class within the real world. After a while, I decided it was time to broaden my horizon and moved to Germany to do a master’s in International Finance.
Being in Germany since 2016, I had an opportunity to work with Daimler AG in the Mergers & Acquisitions department, where I had special projects in startup valuation. This led me to take an interest in startups and seek a job opportunity in Berlin, the German hub of startups.
Being in Berlin and having the interest to work for innovative technologies, brought me to Lightcurve, where I have been working for three years in the Finance team.
When I’m not crunching numbers, I am also a foodie who enjoys traveling, getting to learn about new cultures, and relaxing with a cup of coffee on a sunny day.
How did you become interested in the blockchain industry?
New and innovative technology fascinates me. I have always wanted to work for a company that makes a difference in the world. And I am sure that the blockchain industry is already revolutionizing the world as we know it. This is why I am very excited to work on the Lisk project and see where it can get us! It is truly groundbreaking and I am grateful to have an opportunity to work here.
What does a typical day look like for you as a leader?
My passion is not only Finance and solving analytical problems but also supporting my colleagues and sharing my knowledge with the team. Honestly, there is no typical day for me since there is always another challenge to tackle. However, part of my daily tasks is to support the team with finding solutions by brainstorming and knowledge sharing.
What are some of the challenges as a female leader in tech?
Diversity at the workplace has a very positive impact on the productivity and creativity of a company. However, the tech industry is very male-dominated even though it is known as a very forward-thinking one. It is great to see that over the last years we have witnessed an increase in the number of females entering the industry and reducing the gap and bringing in the needed diversity. Particularly at Lightcurve, today we have many incredibly talented women working in every department, including leading positions.
What advice can you give to women who want to be a leader in a tech company?
Be a role model for others to enhance self-awareness and self-advocacy.
Thank you Fitore for your answers! It is incredible to see so many powerful women here at Lightcurve.
Happy International Women's Day everyone!