Julie Rice

Julie Rice

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion | Entrepreneurship & SME | Future Trends & Futurists | Future of Work | Innovation, Change & Creativity | Leadership | Marketing | Motivation | Women's Spotlight 

Travels from New York, New York, USA

Julie Rice is an extraordinary entrepreneur, best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. 

Julie Rice is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Rice served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015. Today, she now serves as a Partner at WeWork.

Julie Rice and her partner Elizabeth Cutler started SoulCycle in 2006 in the rear lobby of an Upper West Side dance studio found on Craigslist. As founders, CEOs and Chief Creative Officers, they grew the company to 60 studios. Cutler and Rice were honored as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Builders + Innovators in 2013 and 2014 and were voted one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, Cutler and Rice were honored as two of AdWeek’s Brand Geniuses.

Julie Rice’s life’s work has been about building community and she brings that focus to her new role at WeWork. At WeWork, Rice is approaching everything through the lens of community – she is focusing on WeWork’s brand and the experience WeWork provides its members, and seeking new and innovative ways to grow and share the WeWork experience around the globe.

Prior to opening SoulCycle, Julie Rice worked in the entertainment business, discovering and developing talent for companies like Handprint Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she lived for nine years. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Rice majored in English and Theater.

Speaking Topics
  • Entrepreneurship: The Story of SoulCycle
  • The Changing Customer: Seismic Shifts and Subtle Signals That Will Change How To Serve Customers
  • How to Build and Grow Communities Online & In-Person
  • The New Retail Experience in a Post-COVID World
  • How to Connect Directly with Your Customer & Build Brand Loyalists
  • Defining the Future of Wellness
SoulCycle | Julie Rice & Elizabeth Cutler | Talks at Google
QuickBooks Connect 2017: Julie Rice, Co-founder of LifeShop and SoulCycle
Julie Rice | INBOUND 2018 Spotlight

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