An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Preparation is half the battle: Spend the time to make sure you are 100% prepared for an event. Every detail needs to be checked off and accounted for prior to leaving the house. I have learned the hard way many times by cutting corners and the result has been horrible. The event doesn’t go smoothly, the stress level increases, and people can tell.

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An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Know that being a founder is gender free. As the oldest child of an Irish Catholic family, I was influenced greatly by my two grandmothers who supported their families economically. One of my grandmothers was the first woman to work at PG&E, and the other was the head custodian at the Empire State Building. Growing up with that being the case, there was never a question that passion, responsibility and independence were gender-free. Marrying a guy for money was a joke in our family! I was also reminded constantly of an Irish expression: “When money goes out the door, love…


An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Enjoy the ride — As a new founder, achieving your business goals almost always takes longer than you think. While you work toward those corporate goals, make sure you are also living your life and not postponing the things that bring you personal joy. I had two kids while running my company. I’ve made it clear to my entire team that I will not completely sacrifice my family time. It’s important to me that I show my children the world. Sometimes, it means working while we travel, but I make sure I carve out my special time with them. …


An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Treat other people how you want to be treated yourself. Be generous to your employees. The days when we have had a good year and I get to give out bonuses are fun. Understand what “people currency” is — money, time, or even praise. Or a hotel room. One time, I had a great art director whose air conditioner went out in his apartment when it was 100 degrees in the shade, so I got him a hotel room for a couple nights.

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An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Surround yourself with the right people: There will be enough nay-sayers out there, usually men who tend to feel threatened, may have linear cognitive processes, and might not buy into your vision. To deal with these kinds of issues, it’s vital to surround yourself with positive, supportive people who can give you honest feedback and provide insight into how to move forward. For women in my generation, we didn’t have many female mentors or role models in the workplace. …


An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Safety: Do you feel safe where you work? Can you speak up about your ideas, criticize others? Do you have what you need to do your best work? Safety is all about being supported enough to achieve your goals; it’s not just about getting rid of predatory bosses but also examining workplace policies that can put undue burdens on women.

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An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Learning never stops: After twelve years, I’m still asking questions everyday. I ask questions of my business partner, my team, our partners, colleagues and people in various circles who have different areas of expertise. The best part about asking is you’re constantly learning something new. It’s how you use that constant influx of knowledge that helps drive our business.

As a part of our series about “Why We Need More Women Founders”, I had the pleasure of interviewing June Lai, CEO of Catalyst.

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An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Allow your emotions to be there and allow yourself to understand them. — What makes woman incredible Founders is that they are emotional, there is nothing wrong with that, but it is essential to understand your emotions especially when it comes to making decisions. Make decisions that are right for the business not right for your ego. And always act like the woman you are not the man you think others think you should be.

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An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

BRING NATURE IN. Almost nothing makes me happier than being outdoors! It may seem highly intuitive but more and more we are finding that including elements of biophilic design in the home can have a multitude of psychological and physical benefits. I recommend going for the real thing and bringing one or more large trees into your living space; the bigger the better! It will provide a visual connection to nature as well as supplying vital oxygen that will filter your air. …


An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

Be Bold- Have the confidence and drive to put something unique out there. To become a successful brand, you have to be a beacon within your product category. In order to create something of that caliber, it requires both you and your brand to have a sense of boldness that is apparent.

As a part of our series about “Why We Need More Women Founders”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sonya Auvray Vega.

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Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.

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