August Vega, CEO and Founder, MALK Organics
Mom. Innovator. Purpose-driven female entrepreneur. For August, these roles have always been deeply connected, each supporting and inspiring the other. When she decided her family deserved a better dairy alternative—then, she reasoned—doesn’t every family deserve a better dairy alternative? And why stop at better, when it could be the best? This led the clean tech industry pro and clean food advocate to turn her delectable, filler-free homemade almond product into MALK Organics: the only nationally available brand on the market made with six certified organic ingredients or less, cold-pressed to retain maximum freshness and nutrients. Winner of BevNet’s 2015 Winter Showdown, August was named as one of the top Women Leading the Future of Food by Forbes in 2017. Of course, just like any mom on a mission, August’s work is never done; she continues to create new and delicious ways for MALK lovers everywhere to enjoy it.