Loralyn Mears PhD

Loralyn Mears is a Weekend Columnist at Grit Daily. She spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. Today she runs "Toasted Marshmellow" and helps companies with their go-to-market strategy whenever she's not cooking for her teenage step kids who are *always* hungry.

Ultimate Software really does put “people first” –  just ask its employees

Ultimate Software launched nearly 30 years ago. Today, Ultimate serves more than 6,000 customers worldwide. But even from its early days as a startup, Ultimate put itself on the right track. The human resources (HR) – also known as human capital management (HCM) – company began with two men and two women, which set the stage for the importance of diversity and equality from Day 1. And the tremendous potential for women in tech. One of Ultimate’s leaders recently delivered a passionate...

DisruptHR NYC is changing the perception of people officers and preparing everyone for the future of work

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever attended. The event is modeled like a workshop and they are hosted throughout the year. DisruptHR was originally founded by Jennifer McClure in Ohio and there are now 140 chapters worldwide. Individuals in the field stand up and tell their stories, personalizing general business concepts and experiences to make them...

Monday Motivation: No Dress Rehearsal

Monday Motivation here we come! This is for those of you who slog through your Monday mornings. If you lament the end of the weekend and dread returning to the office, you may need our Monday Motivation quick tips. Grit Daily offers an avenue to connect with others like you. We’re here to help get your work week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Monday Motivation! “And yeah, the human tragedy consists in the necessity of living with the consequences. Under pressure,...

Wine Down and Chill is Crushing it

Thank you for making wine down and chill a regular part of your Friday routine! We’ve showcased food, movie, wine and music recommendations paired in a theme for eight months now. How’s that for awesome?  Read on for an easy, no-recipe-required fabulous dinner paired with an affordable wine, some music, and a viewing suggestion. We’re here to help you sit back, wine down and chill. Purple feet When you think of the autumn and the wine harvest, you probably think of the practice of...

Bobbi Brown continues to empower women and is now inspiring “clean beauty” as the next fashion movement

It’s not often that you cross paths with trail-blazers who have transformed industries and eschewed messages of positivity along the way. But, when that rare occasion does happen, it sparks immeasurable joy and calls for a celebration. Our featured guest today is renowned as a self-made make-up mogul, influencer and leader in women’s empowerment. All of us at Grit Daily are enormously pleased to share Bobbi Brown’s perspective on the fashion movements and the next generation of...

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