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Lifeway Foods , Inc.

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Lifeway Foods , Inc.

6431 West Oakton Ave.

Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

United States

Company Description

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), recently named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, is America's leading supplier of the probiotic fermented beverage known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable kefir, the company also produces frozen kefir, specialty ... more

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Employment History

Associate Producer

Honor Diaries Documentary

Affiliations

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IWF Chicago Inc

Board Member
Anti-Defamation League

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World Economic Forum

Board Member
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Member of the Global Entrepreneurs Council
The United Nations Foundation Inc

Member of the Global Entrepreneurs Council
Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum

Board Member
HIAS Chicago

Board Member
The UI Alumni Association

Member of the Global Entrepreneurs Council
UN Foundation

Board Member
International Probiotics Association

Member
The Economic Club of Chicago

Most Powerful Women Community Member
Fortune

Founder
Test400k

Founder
Every Mother Counts

Board Member
First Juice , Inc.

Education

University of Illinois

Psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A.

Psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Julie Smolyansky

As President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Julie Smolyansky oversees the company's growth trajectory including creative product development and marketing. Julie also serves on the board of directors for several welfare and aid organizations and has participated in panel discussions on a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurshipto increasing women's participation and leadership roles in society. Recently, Julie joined Christy Turlington Burns as a maternal health advocate. Together they travel to Bangladesh with Every Mother Counts and participate in film screenings and panel discussions for the film "No Woman No Cry". In 2013 Julie co-founded the non-profit, Test400k, an organization dedicated to advocating ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. Julie is frequently invited to speak at the White House and advocates for violence against women issues in the Vice President's Office. Julie has been featured on multiple media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune and was named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40". Julie was the recipient of the Anti--Defamation League 2013 Woman of the Year Award. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996, where she studied psychology and women's studies. After graduating, Julie began her career in social work, soon after leaving the field to support her father at Lifeway Foods in 1997. Julie resides in Chicago and is the mother of two girls. She is never without crayons, baby wipes or her iPhone. Follow Julie on Twitter at @JulieSmolyansky.


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Julie Smolyansky
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Julie Smolyansky is President & CEO of Lifeway Foods, becoming the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took over her father's kefir business in 2002 at the age of 27 after his sudden death. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she majored in Psychology and minored in Women's Studies. Julie began her career as an in home family counselor for Care Works, an agency that supported Department of Children & Family Services. She left the social service field to support her father at Lifeway Foods in 1997. Julie serves on the board of directors for the Anti--Defamation League, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (a division of Jewish United Fund), Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, University of Illinois Alumni Association, International Probiotics Association, and Bia Sport (advisory board member).
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Julie recently joined Christy Turlington Burns as a maternal health advocate traveling to Bangladesh with her and Every Mother Counts and participating in a series of screenings and panel discussions for the film 'No Woman No Cry'.
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Julie frequently travels to the White House and advocates for Violence Against Women issues in the Vice President's Office. Julie has been featured on multiple media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune and was named to Crain's Chicago Business '40 under 40' in 2005, Today's Chicago Woman 'Rising Stars' and was a finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010, and was the recipient of the Anti--Defamation League 2013 Woman of the Year Award. In 2013 Julie co-founded a non-profit, Test400k, an organization dedicated to advocating ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States.


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This fund was created by Julie Smolyansky, President & CEO of Lifeway Foods, and Edward Smolyansky, CFO of Lifeway Foods.


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Julie Smolyansky is the C.E.O. of Lifeway Foods, the Morton Grove-based company that specializes in kefir (or, drinkable yogurt that's loaded with health benefits.) Though her demanding job keeps her

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