Women Who OWN It

LYDIA CHICLES – BOLD! TECHNOLOGIES

Globe-trotter Lydia Chicles lived in Greece, South Africa and Canada before settling in Baldwin Park to start her business BOLD! Technologies in 2009. Her goal to be resource responsible while creating economic opportunities led to the international adoption of the products, platforms and connected technologies that she leads. BOLD! Technologies offers custom premier software products and services for mobile applications and connected devices. Lydia was nominated as one of six finalists in the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners Business plan competition sponsored by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Duke Energy and Southwest.com. Serving as the 2015 president of NAWBO Orlando was an exciting opportunity for Lydia to give back to the community while supporting other female business owners. When she isn’t playing the part of CEO and founder of BOLD! Technologies, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at community events celebrating the arts, and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM fields through activities and workshops.

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In-App Purchases: A Modern Day Parenting Challenge

As a parent, there are certain topics you eventually have to address with your children:

“The Birds and the Bees”

“Stranger Danger”

“Don’t Do Drugs”

The 21st century and the advent of apps created a new conversation: “Don’t Make In-App Purchases.” Minors across the globe are charging millions of dollars to their parents’ accounts while playing game apps, creating a new issue for modern parents to deal with.

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Operation Catnip

More than 1,500 people have “liked” UF Squirrels on Facebook since the page was created just over two years ago. However, the squirrels aren’t the only fury creatures that roam the University of Florida campus and surrounding areas. Feral cats are also frequently spotted in Gainesville and there is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing their well-being.

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