Barefoot Books Wins 2017 Stevie Award for Women-Run Workplace of the Year

Indie publisher celebrates win amongst industry giants

​​​Barefoot Books, providing children with diverse, inclusive and inspiring books and content that opens windows to other cultures and perspectives through the power of stories, is excited to announce winning the 2017 Silver Stevie Award for Women-Run Workplace of the Year.  

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition with more than 1,500 entries submitted this year by organizations and individuals around the world for consideration in more than 90 categories. Widely considered to be the world’s premier business award, it shines a spotlight on exceptional women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they run.

"Now, a quarter of a century later, I'm proud to work with an extraordinary team to create outstanding children's stories and to be part of a passionate collective that fulfills the need for diverse, inclusive and inspiring books for children. We are behind the movement to raise the next generation of global citizens who see connections between all people but who are also sensitive to the differences that make us unique. .."

Nancy Traversy

Co-Founder/ CEO of Barefoot Books

“We’ve come a long way since we started as small home-based business in 1992,” said Nancy Traversy, CEO and Co-Founder of Barefoot Books. “Now, a quarter of a century later, I’m proud to work with an extraordinary team to create outstanding children’s stories and to be part of a passionate collective that fulfills the need for diverse, inclusive and inspiring books for children. We are behind the movement to raise the next generation of global citizens who see connections between all people but who are also sensitive to the differences that make us unique. This Stevie award fuels our ambitions and clearly reaffirms our commitment to empowering women in the workplace.”

To learn more about award-winning Barefoot Books and their movement to open hearts and minds through the power of stories, visit www.barefootbooks.com or connect with them on Facebook.

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About Barefoot Books - “The standard for excellence in children’s books” — Forbes

Founded in England 25 years ago, we are an award-winning, independent children’s publisher based in Cambridge, MA with a mission to share stories, connect families and inspire children. In May 2017, we were named by Forbes as one of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.

We have created more than 600 books, spoken word stories, music, animations, characters, puzzles and games that open children’s hearts and minds to our wonderfully diverse world. Our first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has had 4 million+ downloads and was selected by Apple as one of their top 10 apps of all time. Our YouTube channel has over 100 million views.

However, our proudest accomplishment is to have put over 20 million books into the hands of children around the world. Renowned for our pioneering approach to creating and marketing high-quality, diverse and inclusive children’s books, as well as our colorful, collaborative and fun working culture, we have laid the foundations to grow Barefoot into a timeless global family brand for the very best children’s content.  See our Barefoot Manifesto here.

 About the Stevie Awards 

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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 http://www.StevieAwards.com

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