Shazi is not only an outstanding businesswoman but a leader that all of us can emulate.President Barack Obama
Every decision in life and business I make with my son and daughter Asha in mind. and this is the place I start from when it comes to creating a world for them. It creates a different level of accountability.Shazi
where your gifts as a leader, your optimistic spirit and your determination to change the world for the better, Columbia is proud to honor you with the University Medal of Excellence.Columbia University
Shazi's highest honor is being a mother.
Our life’s work is protecting and promoting babies’ health. It started in 2003 when I founded Happy Family Organics to provide safe, clean food to our babies as the foundation for health. I led it to become the largest and fastest growing organic baby brand in the U.S., making real change happen with new families around nutrition. During this time, we also embarked on our own parenting journey, which showed us more personally that children today face even deeper health challenges. Beyond food alone, we learned there is so much more happening in baby’s environment that influences their health.
It was the unique experience of our children that led to healthynest. Zane, our oldest, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 after a seemingly typical first 2 years. Zane is now 9, and like the 1 in 6 families whose children are diagnosed with developmental disorders every year, we have navigated life with his challenging special needs. We never stop asking questions and looking for answers as to why these epidemics are raging on, and how we can protect babies during their early years. Armed with hundreds of research studies and with direct access to the world’s leading obstetricians, developmental pediatricians, neurologists, and environmental biologists, we then had our second beautiful baby, Asha. She is the beneficiary of all of this research, protection, and enrichment. She is healthy, connected, and uniquely empathetic.
healthynest is the culmination of all that we have learned and now want to share because every baby deserves to be a healthy, happy, and connected baby. Our hope is that healthynest will support all of the superhero parents throughout their journey with the information they crave, the products they need, and the coaching support they deserve so that we can all focus on what matters most - a happy, healthy life.
With love and support,
SHAZI VISRAM AND JOE KULAK
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Shazi is proud to have founded Happy Family, a Best for the World B Corp and looks forward to see healthynest become a new force for good for babies.
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