Background ranging from: launching a national incubator to helping startups raise half billion $ to winning international competitions, such as the Google Startup Battle award out of 1000+ teams. She has also started and grown a department at a company with 1+ billion users/day. In the last year alone, Lida has spoken at conferences and events at ACT-W, Anaplan, Anita Borg, Capital One, Droidcon, Google, Make School, Mavenlink, Outco, Tencent, ThoughtWorks, Twitch, Wells Fargo, WeWork, Women in STEM, and WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech). She has also spoken at, and mentored at, several events organized by Cleantech Open, Connections Silicon Valley, Diversability, General Assembly, Latinos in Tech, Nextplay, Tech Jobs Tour, The Expat Woman, Tradecraft, and Women4Good.
Lida has lived and worked on all continents (though still awaiting an invitation from Antarctica :D), and speaks 3 languages well (and working on another 3). She is also very passionate about inclusion in tech and beyond, and has also cumulatively spent months in silence at mindfulness meditation retreats.