Lana Pozhidaeva

Lana Pozhidaeva is a Columnist at Grit Daily. Lana is also the Founder of WE Talks, a NYC-based monthly event series for female entrepreneurs and professionals. “WE” stands for Women’s Empowerment, Encouragement, and Entrepreneurship. WE Talks is one of NYC’s fastest growing professional communities (monthly growth exceeding 50%) with 300+ women attending its latest gatherings.

Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett swear by this one brand of chocolate

Testimonials are hard to come by. Celebrity ones — even more so. But that’s not the case for Chocolatier Milene Jardine, which is converting chocolate-lovers to its adventurous flavors that include hibiscus flower and hard-to-come-by Sicilian lemons. Grit Daily caught up with Milene Jardine of the eponymous brand to dig in on the latest in luxury yet affordable chocolates. Your palette can thank us later.  Grit Daily: You had your own interesting ventures before Milene Jardine....

Yuno enters the energy drinks market with its own Japanese “spin” on flavor

Consumer appetites for energy drinks has yet to wane, with Red Bull, Monster, Rock Star, Amp, Celsius, and Bang — among many others — seeing steadily rising sales. That growth continues to attract new competition; the latest coming from Yuno 由 (Yuu) 乃 (no), which grounded its chemistry in a combination of Eastern medicine and science. Grit Daily caught up with Shenkeri “Nika” Chandramohan for a deeper dive and a taste of Yuno’s impending launch. Grit Daily: You...

Sundays are relaxing and mindful. It could also be your next favorite nail salon.

Amy Ling, who came to the US from China, could not get a job at a restaurant. Now she is running three nail salons in the busiest areas of NYC. After her first-hand experience of working in the business, Amy is now addressing the use of harmful chemicals in the workplace — as well as the toxic chemicals found in nail polish. Founded on the belief that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty, Ling’s nail care brand, Sundays, is a self-styled “lifestyle brand”...

Ash Mishal’s “Ultra Leadership Method” shows you it’s all in your mind and corporate execs are loving it

Ashmoret “Ash” Mishal is an Ultra-Marathon champion and a serial entrepreneur. For most, topping the charts in any sport would be enough to satisfy a lifetime. But Ash wasn’t having it. She dedicated the past eight years of her life to teaching business leaders how physical challenges and perceived limitations can be transferred into success in business. Curious, Grit Daily sat down with Ash to learn more about her own methods and what went into bridging what she learned from sports and...

Two acquisitions in, Galia Benartzi aims to “remake money” at her third start up

Technology is something humans “invent” as a tool to better serve us. Money is technology. So why not remake money? Or at least that’s the thinking behind Bancor and cofounder Galia Benartzi, who’s had her own fascinating career shuttling between Israel and Silicon Valley. In that time she built and sold off two start ups herself. “I was just solving problems,” she quipped. Some of us can hardly solve making a bed in the morning. Grit Daily caught up with...

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