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Daphne is a classically-trained consumer packaged goods executive. She began her career at Kraft Foods, were she managed several of their largest businesses including Kraft Singles, Kraft Salad Dressings, Global Dairy New Products, and Velveeta.
After 8 years at Kraft, Daphne’s interest in health and nutrition grew. She left Kraft and founded Tula Foods, Inc., a company dedicated to smart eating and healthy living. Under Tula Foods Inc. Daphne built its flagship brand Better Whey of Life®, a brand dedicated to bringing higher protein/lower sugar foods to the market. Daphne successfully developed a line of delicious, high protein yogurts. She secured direct distribution in retailers like Supervalu, Kroger, Whole Foods/UNFI, & Target. She raised two rounds of financing, implemented marketing programs dedicated to building healthy & confident women & girls, and grew sales to over $1 Million annually.
After five years, Daphne exited the Better Whey of Life® business in late 2012 and remains dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing. In 2013, Daphne authored the Thinking Withintm Curriculum, a Brain Training and Emotional Intelligence Curriculum for personal and organizational excellence. The curriculum is grounded in neuroscience and uses proven mind-training techniques to help individuals and organizations gain clarity, creativity, insight, resiliency and, yes, even better health. She founded (website hidden) and is in the process of implementing her curriculum with individuals and organizations nation-wide.
Daphne is a passionate supporter for entrepreneurs, for cultivating health & wellbeing, and for the career advancement of women. She has spoken at institutions including: Fonterra International, the Chicago Entrepreneurship Center, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Kraft Foods, Deloitte Consulting, The Good Food Festival, and The Network of Executive Women.
Daphne’s work has been featured in media outlets including The Today Show, Business Week, Women’s World, The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Today’s Chicago Woman, and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Daphne was awarded the 2009 Illinois Innovation Award by the Illinois Department of Commerce.
Daphne serves on the Board or Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago. Daphne is also an educator for the PEACE WITHIN YOUth program at Chicago Public Schools. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Herman Family Fellowship Recipient dedicated to funding women in entrepreneurship. Her undergraduate studies were in engineering at Northwestern University.