Entrepreneur, speaker, and media personality Amilya Antonetti has built almost a dozen multi-million-dollar companies and is known for her business turnaround and brand extension skills across several industries. Her “on the job” training as a serial entrepreneur started at the age of 17, but it wasn’t until her 20s that she founded her first major business: After noticing that her newborn son was suffering from the chemicals in common cleaning products, Amilya created Soapworks, which quickly became one of the fastest-growing privately-held household product companies. As she moved her natural products into the major grocery chains across the USA and Canada, Amilya helped redefine the cleaning aisle and became a pioneer of the “human and earth friendly” movement.
Amilya Antonetti Top Entrepreneur SpeakerAfter the sale of Soapworks, Amilya went on to co-found Lucky Napkin, a launchpad for entrepreneurs, and has become a highly sought-after investor and retail consultant. She specializes in evaluating and securing IP for inventors, universities, and business owners, as well as strategically creating the right business models to roll out to mass markets. Amilya is also an expert in electronic retail (QVC, ShopNBC and HSN) and in infomercials as both a spokesperson and product creator.
Amilya’s life-changing story has been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as well as NBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC, and in Jack Canfield’s You’ve Got to Read This Book! and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Amilya has been the “Small Business Voice” on Fox News and Fox Business. She has been highlighted in numerous magazines, including People, Time, Inc., Entrepreneur and Forbes. An accomplished author, she has published 3 books, including Why David Hated Tuesdays: One Mother’s Courageous Guide to Keeping Your Family Toxin and Allergen Free(Clarkson Potter) and numerous magazine articles.
Amilya has received numerous business awards and accolades including the 2010 “Smart Woman of the Year Award,” Fastest Under Forty-Woman to Watch, the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Award, the Wells Fargo Award of Excellence, and the Inc. 500 (500 Fastest Growing Private Companies). Her management skills have been recognized by Working Woman Magazine in The Best Places to Work, and she’s been nominated twice for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award. Additionally, her business model, once considered “out-of-the-box,” is now a required study at business schools around the globe. Amilya is also a world-renowned speaker and has graced the stage with amazing leaders such as Zig Ziglar, Oliver North, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton, Tony Robbins, John Assaraf, Ellen DeGeneres and Donald Trump