NEW IBERIA, La. – Tereson (Thomas) Dupuy, the CEO of Mother of Eden and inventor of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, was named a “Finalist” today in the “Best Entrepreneur – Non-Service Business – up to 100 employees” category in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event in New York in March. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend. More than 600 entries were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program.
Dupuy, a Louisiana native, has been in the diaper business for more than seven years. She invented the pocket diaper concept and holds a U.S. patent for her invention. Thousands and thousands of moms around the world have made FuzziBunz® reusable diapers one of the top selling reusable diapers on the market today.
“I invented FuzziBunz® out of necessity. I wanted to help my baby better cope with the chronic diaper rash that plagued his skin. Disposables contained chemicals irritated his skin and traditional cloth diapers were soggy, inconvenient and hard to care for. I created a reusable diaper that keeps a baby dry and happy and that many moms tell me significantly reduces the incidence of diaper rash,” said Dupuy.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.
“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition.”
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.