In honor of Women's History Month, we’re celebrating female entrepreneurs. Say hello to Shazi Visram, Laurie Peterson, Gwen Whiting, and Lindsey Boyd, four innovators that the members of our Women's Associate Resource Group think you should meet.
Shazi Visram, Happy Family
Inspired by the challenge parents faced to find truly healthy baby food options, Shazi launched Happy Family Brands in 2006. A pioneer in the industry, Happy Family is now the #1 organic baby food company in the US, offering innovative and enlightened options that have democratized organics for families. Shazi is a mother, entrepreneur, and activist. Her mission is to change how children are fed with food that is grown sustainably and offered with integrity.
Gwen Whiting & Lindsey Boyd, The Laundress
How many loads of dirty laundry does it take to design the perfect detergent? Just ask Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, the pioneering minds behind The Laundress. They spent two years researching and developing their line of eco-friendly, highly concentrated cleaning products, and brought the world a better way to wash. Boyd and Whiting have taken the chore out of doing laundry, and the fabric care industry will never be the same.
Inventor, entrepreneur, and mom Laurie Peterson founded Build & Imagine on the simple belief girls and boys deserve better building toys. Her customizable magnetic construction sets are designed to help kids develop STEM skills through creative, narrative play. Build & Imagine has won 30 awards since its launch and continues to reinvent the rules of how toys are made for our next generation of engineers, artists, and innovators.