logo

Last Update

This profile was last updated on 7/25/2017 and contains contributions from the  Zoominfo Community.

is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Julie Smolyansky?

Julie Smolyansky

Chief Executive Officer

Lifeway Foods , Inc.

HQ Phone:  (847) 967-1010

Direct Phone: (847) ***-****direct phone

Email: j***@***.net

GET ZOOMINFO GROW

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions.

I agree to the  Terms of Service and  Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!

computers
  • 1.Download
    ZoomInfo Grow
    v sign
  • 2.Run Installation
    Wizard
  • 3.Check your inbox to
    Sign in to ZoomInfo Grow

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community Edition at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

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 chee...more

Background Information

Employment History

Associate Producer

Honor Diaries Documentary


In Home Family Counselor

Care Works


Affiliations

The United Nations Foundation Inc

Member of the Global Entrepreneurs Council


Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Board Member


Bright Pink

EXECUTIVE BOARD Member


Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum

Member of the Global Entrepreneurs Council


AntiDefamation League

Board Member


Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Board Member


University of Illinois Alumni Association

Board Member


University of Illinois at Springfield

Board Member


World Economic Forum

Member


Fortune

Most Powerful Women Community Member


The Economic Club of Chicago

Member


International Probiotics Association

Board Member


IWF Chicago Inc

Welcome New Member


Test400k

Co-Founder


First Juice, Inc.

Board Member


Every Mother Counts

Founder


Education

B.A.

Psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago


Web References(163 Total References)


Uber And All The Controversies Surrounding It, Read On How Colleagues Defend An Uber Executive At The Center Of Storm - Business Wolf

businesswolf.org [cached]

A Woman Of Substance : Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods Speaks On Her Life


Leadership - Lifeway KefirLifeway Kefir

lifewaykefir.com [cached]

JULIE SMOLYANSKY
President • Chief Executive Officer Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took over Lifeway Foods at the age of 27 in 2002. Since then, Julie has continued the company's growth trajectory with creative product development and marketing, bringing an Eastern European product into the U.S. mainstream and boosting annual company revenues to over $120 million in 2016 from $12 million when she took over. Under her leadership, the Company has expanded distribution throughout the United States, Mexico, the UK, and Ireland as well as portions of Central and South America and the Caribbean. She has been named to Fortune Business '40 under 40,' Fortune's 55 most influential women on Twitter and Fast Company's Most Creative People In Business 1000. She is a graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Julie serves as a member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council and was part of the 2015 class of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. She has produced several documentaries, including "The Homestretch," "Honor Diaries" and "The Hunting Ground. In 2013 Julie cofounded a nonprofit, Test400k, an organization dedicated to advocating ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. She lives in Chicago and is the mother of two girls. JULIE SMOLYANSKY President • Chief Executive Officer Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took over Lifeway Foods at the age of 27 in 2002. Since then, Julie has continued the company's growth trajectory with creative product development and marketing, bringing an Eastern European product into the U.S. mainstream and boosting annual company revenues to over $120 million in 2016 from $12 million when she took over. Under her leadership, the Company has expanded distribution throughout the United States, Mexico, the UK, and Ireland as well as portions of Central and South America and the Caribbean. She has been named to Fortune Business '40 under 40,' Fortune's 55 most influential women on Twitter and Fast Company's Most Creative People In Business 1000. She is a graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Julie serves as a member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council and was part of the 2015 class of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. She has produced several documentaries, including "The Homestretch," "Honor Diaries" and "The Hunting Ground. In 2013 Julie cofounded a nonprofit, Test400k, an organization dedicated to advocating ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. Mr. Smolyansky is the brother of Company CEO Julie Smolyansky and the son of Lifeway's Chairperson of the Board Ludmila Smolyansky. Mr. Smolyansky is the brother of Company CEO Julie Smolyansky and the son of Lifeway's Chairperson of the Board Ludmila Smolyansky.


Advisory Board | Honor Diaries - A Film About Women's Rights

www.honordiaries.com [cached]

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 cofounded 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.


Our Team - Bright Pink

www.brightpink.org [cached]

Julie Smolyansky
President, CEO, Director Lifeway Foods, INC


Advice Archives - Immigrant Business

www.immigrantbiz.org [cached]

Advice from Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods


Similar Profiles

city

Browse ZoomInfo's Business
Contact Directory by City

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory