Amilya Antonetti turned a family crisis into founding one of the fastest growing privately held household product companies in our time. She has been credited as one of the pioneers of the “human and Earth friendly” movement and champion to bring “Green” mainstream. She not only became a household name in the USA she took Canada by storm with her alliance with HBC ( Hudson Bay Company) rolling out a "Human and Earth household campaign" in Zellers, Home Outfitters, and The Bay stores with her line of Amilya's Soapworks products and books. Amilya appeared on Dini Petty ( Canada's Oprah) and visited over a dozens cities throughout Canada on TV & Radio, Media interviews, and book signings. She then returned to conquer the USA with one of the most talked about success stories of our time, a true life David and Goliath story. Amilya is the mom who took on Corporate giants and Won. She didnt win with fancy degrees and traditional investments and marketing dollars. " I took my parenting skills and applied them to business" says Amilya. You may see me but I am nothing without my amazing team of champions and I am committed to teaching others how they can also build a "life by design" in business and in our lifes. She has taken her "Kitchen Wisdom" and brought it to some of the most powerful groups and business leaders of our time.
Amilya has received numerous business awards and accolades such as 2010 "Smart Woman of the Year Award", Fastest Under Forty, Woman to Watch, The Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Award, 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies, The Wells Fargo Award of Excellence, Inc 500 and more. Her management has been recognized by Working Woman magazine as one of the top 100 Best Places to Work, and she’s been nominated twice for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year. Amilya’s life-changing story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey show as well as shows on NBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC. Amilya can be seen weekly on FOXNEWS as "The Small Business Voice" as she stands up for the trials and tribulations facing inventors and small business owners. She has been highlighted in numerous magazines such as People, Time, INC, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. Her journey has captured the hearts and minds worldwide as she shares her story in several of the best selling books such as "Chicken Soup for the soul series", "You got to read this book! 55 people you need to meet" by Jack Canfield and dozen of business and lifestyle books. Her business model that once we considered "out of the box" are now required study at many business schools worldwide. Amilya is a world-renowned speaker and has graced the stage with amazing leaders such as Zig Zigler, Oliver North, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton, Tony Robins, John Assaraf just to name a few.
After the sale of Soapworks, Amilya today sits at the helm of AMA Productions that specializes in mass consumer goods by bringing products to Electronic Retail (QVC, ShopNBC and HSN) infomercial and big box retailers. Amilya is also Co-Founder of Lucky Napkin “ Where Great ideas launch”that offers people the tools and resources to get their idea to the next level. She is not done yet, Amilya is committed to helping people live a life by design and was thrilled to bring out her 2nd book," The Recipe: A fable for leaders and teams" where she shares the lessons that she has learned along the way. She credits much of her success to her amazing team. Her belief is that there is NO solo success. “Teamwork is the key to all goals both personal and professional” from a good relationship, building a business, raising balanced and happy kids. "I build a team for everything in my life"
She is now taking the powerful work she does in business and life and is filming her TV show with one of todays best and brightest TV networks.
Amilya is a proud mother of a teenager and a tot. She balances life with offices in California, Arizona and
New York NY. She is most often found in New York