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    Julie Smolyansky

    CEO, Lifeway Foods; Founder, Test400k

    When she took over for her father at Lifeway Foods at the age of 27, Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm. Since that time, Smolyansky has bolstered the company’s growth trajectory with innovative product development and effective marketing strategies, boosting annual revenues to over $130 million by 2015. She is the founder of Test400k, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. Smolyansky is also an associate and executive producer of several documentaries as well as a member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council and World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders. She frequently travels to the White House advocating on behalf of entrepreneurs, girls and women. She was 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.”

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    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    12 PM

    What happens when there isn’t an office, and your interactions with co-workers are relegated to online interactions? Can companies build loyalty... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

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