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Barefoot & Pregnant Wins Best Company Award
For it's Belly Friendly program, Barefoot & Pregnant won an award for Best Company in the 9th annual Stevie Awards. Belly Friendly is a new spa education and recognition program, focused on creating an excellent prenatal experience.
“I am honored to have been acknowledged by such a reputable organization. It’s our aim to make Belly Friendly synonymous with excellence in service,” says Stacy Denney, founder of Barefoot & Pregnant and Belly Friendly. “It is challenging for pregnant moms to find specialty services they can trust. Spas Through our program, they can find spas that have committed to a belly friendly environment – from advanced education and experience to specialty services.”
Since launching earlier this year, there are Belly Friendly locations in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Freestone, Healdsburg, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Lakewood, Mill Valley (Jan. 2013), San Francisco (Jan. 2013), Westlake and Woodland Hills, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; St. Michaels, MD; Brooklyn, New York City and Staten Island, New York; and Austin, Carrollton, Frisco, Houston and Rockwall, Texas. It’s anticipated that there will be 50 Belly Friendly partner spas nationwide by early 2013.
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,”
More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others. 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.”
About Belly Friendly
Over the past decade, award-winning Barefoot & Pregnant has developed a reputation as one of the most respected and trusted names for information, wellness services and innovation among expecting women and their circle of influence. Through Belly Friendly, the quality services Barefoot & Pregnant has become known for are more accessible to moms across the country. Belly Friendly partners include Blooming Pregnancy in Austin, Carrollton Square Salon & Spa in Carrollton, Valencia Day Spa in Frisco, La Bella Belly in Rockwall and Zalla in Houston (Texas); Body by Brooklyn in Brooklyn, Guerlain Spa @ Waldorf Astoria and YeloSpa in New York City and Relax on Cloud 9 in Staten Island (NY); Elixir Mind Body (Denver, Colo.); Body Kinetics in Mill Valley (Jan. 2013), Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in San Francisco (Jan. 2013), Hotel Healdsburg & Spa and Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Sonoma County, Skinsational in Carlsbad, Studio Cie in Lakewood and six Southern California Total Woman locations (Ca.). Many more spas are joining every day. Consumers and spas seeking Belly Friendly information can visit their website at www.BellyFriendly.com or call (415) 388-1777.
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.