Author: Lydia Loizides

Lydia Loizides

Lydia is the founder and CEO of GGGrit, a technology start-up whose mission is to empower women everywhere to take control of developing their career capital – the hard and soft skills that are at the core of success at work. In life. At any age or life stage. You can also follow her on Twitter at @lydianyc.

About Lydia Loizides

Lydia is the founder and CEO of GGGrit, a technology start-up whose mission is to empower women everywhere to take control of developing their career capital – the hard and soft skills that are at the core of success at work. In life. At any age or life stage. You can also follow her on Twitter at @lydianyc.

Got a Coach?

Got a Coach?

“Everybody body needs a coach. Every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who is a coach … They can give them perspective. The one thing that people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” ~ Eric Schmidt, Chairman Google Inc. I’ve worked in ...

Girls Play Hockey

Girls Play Hockey

Certain animal species experience a phenomenon called imprinting; for example, upon coming out of their eggs, ducklings will follow and become attached to the first moving object that they encounter. Imprinting is a powerful combination of instinctive behavior and environmental influences. In humans, psychologists refer to ...

From the GGGrit Start-up Garage: Go Quiet Into That Good Night

From the GGGrit Start-up Garage: Go Quiet Into That Good Night

“Penny for your thoughts?” asked my mentor. I should have sold them all because I would have ended up with $104.52 in my pocket. As a founder, you don’t have a single thought, or even five or ten. It’s more like 1,435 swirling in your mind at any given moment. Wearing multiple hats means you are processing ...

From the Start-up Garage: Reflecting Before a Launch

From the Start-up Garage: Reflecting Before a Launch

I have alluded to the fact that I have been working on a start-up idea over the past few months. In the coming days, I will be in launch mode (scary). As I have been preparing, I have been thinking about the reasons why I am doing this. Trust me: this process is not for the meek. I came across a wonderful article by Phil ...

The Power of Pictures

The Power of Pictures

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I have always viewed that expression as quaint and rather colloquial. But over the last few weeks, as I have been preparing for a friends and family soft launch, I have been playing with new ways of telling stories, of conveying information in a meaningful and poignant way. ...

Don’t Be Entrepreneurially Ignorant

Don’t Be Entrepreneurially Ignorant

Over the last six months, I have been hatching, incubating and nurturing a technology startup. Part of the process has been getting out there and networking with the technocrati of Silicon Alley. I have been attending meet-ups, conferences and events to “reconnect” with the startup community. What has astounded me ...

Why Washington Needs to Embrace Agile

Why Washington Needs to Embrace Agile

Agile is a framework for software development defined as: “…  a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development ...

The Politics of Prediction

The Politics of Prediction

We are drowning in data. In this age of analyzing everything from exit, phone and online polls to the sentimentality of Tweets and the Like, we have managed to turn the electoral process into a chess match of data. For the data wonks in the room, we have died and gone to algorithmic heaven. For the rest of the population, ...

Beyond the Binder

Beyond the Binder

In the wake of the second Presidential debate, the media has focused, rightfully, on Governor Romney’s comments about a “binder full of women.” To be clear, he said, “And -- and so we -- we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. ...