Team, yesterday, I a took a walk on the NYC Highline with my friend and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Julie Smolyansky.
I met Julie five years ago at SXSW. She was (and still is) a major supporter of our friends at Every Mother Counts. And, as she was training with Charity Miles to run the Boston Marathon, she decided to become our first major sponsor!
Since then, I have had the honor of becoming friends with Julie personally. She is someone that I truly admire.
Julie is a great mom, an accomplished marathoner, and one of very few women CEOs of a publicly traded company. She is leading a mission-driven business that is leading the way for other mission-driven businesses (like Charity Miles). She leads by example, as someone who doesn’t have to do the hard thing, but chooses to do it anyway– because it’s the right thing to do.
Julie is also a new author of the Kefir Cookbook, which is not just a Kefir recipe book, but also a story about family, entrepreneurialism, and leading a purposeful life.
I’m ever grateful to Julie– not only for her support of Charity Miles, but for her friendship and inspiring me personally. #EveryMileMatters