Julie Ekstrom, President & CEO of Kanga Care, wins Gold & Silver Stevie® Awards in 2012

2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Winners Announced at Event in New York City on November 9th, 2012
Julie Ekstrom Gold Stevie Award Winner for Entrepreneur of the Year
Julie Ekstrom Gold Stevie Award Winner for Entrepreneur of the Year
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Nov. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Golden, CO – Julie Ekstrom has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award as Entrepreneur of the Year and a Silver Stevie® Award for Lifetime Achievement in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.  Julie Ekstrom won Gold for the Entrepreneur of the Year and she won Silver for the Lifetime Achievement award.

Julie Ekstrom is an innovator and problem solver in its purest form. If she has a need, she will fill it. Passion like hers is the core of which an Entrepreneur is born. In 2006 Julie's second daughter was born and presented Julie with the opportunity to fine tune her problem solving skills. The Rumparooz Cloth Diaper was conceived and one year later Kanga Care was formed. The Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper is a trendy and functional diaper that grows with your child and allows parents to save upwards of $5000.00 per child over the cost of traditional disposable diapers.  The Rumparooz are form fitting and waterproof without plastic pants and pins. Some will argue that the Rumparooz is the most functional cloth diaper on the market with patent-pending, no-leak, dual inner gusset technology for ultra protection. In the last 2 years Julie has also expanded her line into a newborn/preemie diaper called the Lil Joey and an organic line called EcoPosh, made out of organic cotton, bamboo and recycled water bottles.

Julie says, "My passion for my children and concern for their health and welfare led me into this industry.  I work at ground zero, with my team and customers every single day.  This helps me better understand our customers, their needs and how we can help them live a healthier lifestyle.  For their children, your children, my children and our planet."

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This year’s Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we’ve ever had.  Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.


Kanga Care is one of the leading manufacturers for modern style cloth diapers on the market today. Kanga Care has a full line of unique, innovative and patent pending cloth diaper and accessory products. Kanga Care's mission is "To be the premier provider of reusable diapers, to be a leader in cloth diapering supported by superior customer service, and to provide a superior product. We are dedicated to the education of greener living through the use of reusable diapers. http://youtu.be/tssMUV9AuJY

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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