How Co-founder of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Laura O’Neill, Has Built A Lasting Legacy In Gourmet Ice Cream


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Laura O’Neill, the co-founder of the iconic Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, has a career journey that epitomizes the serendipitous nature of entrepreneurial success. Growing up in Melbourne, O’Neill began her career in event production. However, it was a trip to London in her early 20s that altered the course of her life. There, she met Ben Van Leeuwen, her future partner and co-founder of the now-beloved ice cream brand.