Results-driven with over 20 years experience in developing, recognizing and bettering products, Lydia Chicles developed much of her expertise working in creative & management roles in the magazine and design industry. Involved with Magazines Canada, an influential industry advocate, she leads the efforts and navigated the changing world of the print industry which was especially significant in helping shape her understanding of digital media and early adoption. Lydia began her globetrotting experiences early on. Born in Greece, living in South Africa, Canada and America, she had the opportunity early in her career to go on buying trips to India, where she honed her skills.
After founding BOLD! Technologies, a mobile applications and technologies full-service agency. BOLD! has been recognized 3 years in a row by Clutch.co as a top mobile applications development agency. Thousands of companies from around the world are listed on Clutch, but only the most highly recommended global leaders are distinguished. Having expanded BOLD!’s capabilities to include fintech, blockchain, cybersecurity, R&D, start-up and business consulting, and a suite of company-owned platform as a service (PaaS) products, Lydia went on to produce Community Event Apps, with the vision to offer this as a mobile solution to organizations enabling them to grow their revenues, activate community engagement and participation for a cause. She continues to advocate for her strong beliefs of being resource responsible and creating economic opportunities that have lead to international adoption of the products, platforms and connected technologies she leads.
Lydia is proud to now serve as a Member of the Board at NAWBO National. She continues to be a leader in her field and the voice for women in technology, a proponent of women owning their business. Her recent recognition by Orlando Business Journal, as a Women Who Mean Business 2018, is especially meaningful. One of 6 finalists in the 2013 Business Plan competition sponsored by the likes of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Duke Energy, Southwest.com amongst others led to her passion for serving women business owners and entrepreneurs. She has held varying positions at NAWBO Orlando and NAWBO National, including President and a member of the PASC.
Family is everything to Lydia!