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    Growth & Product Management

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    Strategic Planning & Implementation

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    Work experience at:


    - 23 Design

    - Schindler

    - South Pole Group

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    Business Development & Partnerships

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    Turn chaos into clarity with a 1:1 coaching call (limited sessions left)

    Turn chaos into clarity with a 1:1 coaching call (limited sessions left)

    Resilience is my lifeblood (and the name of my company, Pidari)!

    In the midst of this chaotic time, more waiting and anticipating that this crisis will soon pass is not a good strategy. Luck favors those who take action!

    I’m determined to help make this time one where you can thrive, rather than struggle, in the chaos. Turn chaos into clarity instead!

    In order to uncover your unique personal and professional attributes, we’ll dig deeper into your experience. This will allow us to help you achieve your dream life.

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    From a few previous clients


    Tegan Bukowski, Co-Founder and CEO, WellSet

    Lida is a bright light and extremely hard working digital strategist. She was always thinking one step ahead and outside of the digital marketing box while also driving home our core company values.


    César Salazar, Principal, Revolt Venture Capital

    Lida is a boundless source of creativity and inspiration.

    Her work ethic, resourcefulness and curiosity made her a real boost to our company, helping us discover and implement a new acquisition funnel in a highly competitive market.


    Analise Roland, Founder, Apiary Alpha

    Lida is great at providing detailed explanations on how and why to set up strategic digital marketing.


    She's an asset to building your foundation and preparing for growth!


    Chris Matthews, President, Treasury Dynamics

    Lida’s leadership and expertise were invaluable during our project. She understood our objectives and was able to quickly structure a program to meet our goals. Her communication skills and timely follow-up ensured our success.



    Founder + CEO


    Canada + USA



    Lead Instructor


    San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA



    Managing Director


    San Francisco, USA



    Team Lead, Marketing


    San Francisco, USA


    Stealth startup -> exit


    Co-Founder + CEO


    Ottawa + Montreal, Canada



    Manager, Incubator and Funding Applications


    Ottawa, Canada


    Corporate Marketing Manager


    Lucerne, Switzerland


    2011 (MBA contract)

    Marketing Consultant


    Zurich, Switzerland



    Consultant; Programs Officer; Senior Planning Officer


    Tokyo, Japan; Toronto, Canada; Ottawa, Canada



    Teacher, Mentor


    Kiryu, Japan


    2006 (Contract)


    Sydney, Australia

    Post-Secondary Education

    Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

    University of St. Gallen (HSG)

    St. Gallen, SG, Switzerland


    One of the most prestigious business schools in Europe. Merit Scholarship.

    Professional Consultancy Designation

    Humber College

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    Post-graduate diploma gained while working full-time. Full Scholarship.

    Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc)

    University of Ottawa

    Ottawa, ON, Canada


    Completed a competitive academic exchange in Sydney, Australia. Full Scholarship.



    - Winner of the Global Startup Battle powered by Google for Entrepreneurs (1 annually worldwide) and participant in US Embassy-sponsored, selective Startup Weekend (1 in Canada)

    - Member of prestigious Thousand / former Sandbox Network (1000 members, 86 nationalities, 5 continents)

    - Chanel Chance Scholarship National Winner (1 in Canada)

    - University of St. Gallen International Scholarship (1 in program)
    - Canadian Millennium Foundation - National Laureate (100 in Canada)

    - Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation Scholarship - Provincial Laureate (68 in Canada)

    - University of Ottawa Chancellor's Scholarship Winner (1 in faculty)

    - Ontario Scholar and Recipient of the Governor General's medal (1 at my school)

    - Recipients of the University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship – working with Dr. Ben, national Canada Research Chair in Medicinal Chemistry (8 in Canada) and “Be a Gene Researcher For a Week” participants – working with Dr. Drouin, Canada Research Chair in Genetics, Mutagenesis & Cancer (30 in Canada)

    - Member of Golden Key International Honours Society throughout university

    - Member of the Honour Society throughout high school and university
    - Recipient of the Highest Level of Achievement Awards for: Civics, Computer Science, Dramatic Arts, English, French, History, Mathematics, Psychology, and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

    - Completion of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians Challenge

    - UNESCO certificate with Summa Cum Laude standing
    - Certificate for Women As Global Leaders international conference

    - Recipient of an unprecedented 2 Outstanding Youth Awards

    - Recipient of the Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Ventures and Applied Research and Innovation grant

    - Recipient of third-ever JustChange award and funding


    - Admission to top law schools in Canada / US (graciously declined)

    - Admission to Harvard University Masters program (graciously declined)

    - Admission to Shopify/HackerYou Summer Academy (graciously declined)

    - Admission to StartupBus and Founder Institute inaugural Canadian launch (graciously declined)

    - Admission to Foreign Affairs Canada, US Centre for Biology Diversity, and Ministry of Ontario programs (graciously declined)

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    I've lived and worked on all continents. I've put this global view to use by initiating, leading, and completing successful projects in Australia, Bénin, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Peru, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, and the USA.

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    2016 - Present Pidaar Mastermind for women in technology, San Francisco and globally, Coach

    ExO Network (partnership with Singularity University), San Francisco and globally, Member

    WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech), San Francisco, US, Advisor


    Braven, San Francisco + San Jose, US, Mentor and Leadership Coach for university students


    2013 - Present             Sandbox, San Francisco, US and Toronto, Canada, Co-Ambassador / Action Committee


    Global Shapers Network, San Francisco, US and Ottawa, Montréal, Canada, Participant


    2010 - 2015 Impact HUB, San Francisco, Zurich, and Ottawa, Volunteer


    2014 Google Global Startup Battle, Winner

    Start-Up Weekend + Canada, Advisor


    2010 - 2013 Start-Up Weekend and Start-Up Ottawa, Executive Team Member
    Challenge the Best Conference, HSG, External Advisor and Volunteer
    oikos International and oikos HSG (carbon-neutral campus), Executive
    Green Buzz (social and business networking in sustainability), Participant


    2010 - 2012 Consulting Club and Entrepreneurial Club, HSG-MBA, Founder + President
    National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE), Volunteer
    London School of Economics (LSE) Emerging Markets Forum, Participant


    2008 - 2010 Canada Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA), Ottawa, Canada
    Cotonou and Aklampa, Bénin, Team Leader and Chief Financial Officer


    2004 - 2009 Council of Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), Canada
    Financial Director, Chair of Personal Development and Leadership


    2004 - 2008 Winter Olympics, International House, Model UN/WTO, Canada, Volunteer


    Feel free to reach out now. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!

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