Happy Family, the leading premium organic baby and toddler food brand founded and operated by moms, was named the Gold Stevie Winner in the “Management Team of the Year – More Than 10 Employees” category at the 10th Annual 2013 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.
“I began Happy Family with one goal in mind—to change the way children are fed in our country by offering optimal nutrition made with only the best ingredients. In order to do this, I knew I needed to surround myself with people that shared my same passion and who truly believed in our enlightened nutrition philosophy,” said founder, CEO and chief mom Shazi Visram. “I am very fortunate to have built a team of talented and bright individuals, and we would not be where we are today without each of them. I look forward to the future and continuing to grow our ‘happy family.’”
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small. The 2013 awards received entries from 18 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a sold-out event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
“For 10 years we have been recognizing the achievements of women in the workplace, and this year’s nominations were the most impressive class the judges have ever reviewed,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”
In 2013, Happy Family earned a spot on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies and was also honored by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation. Shazi Visram herself was lauded by Forbes as among the “Women Who Started Amazing Companies,” was selected as a member of the Young Global Leader Class of 2013 by the World Economic Forum and topped the Women Presidents’ Organization esteemed ranking of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America.