Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs

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Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO

HappyBaby
New York City

No. 68
2010 Revenue: $13.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 3,207%

It was while listening to a friend talk about the difficulty of finding nutritious meals for babies that Shazi Visram found the idea for her company, HappyBaby. She wasn’t a mother herself at the time. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she attended Columbia as an undergraduate, and returned to complete her business education, earning her MBA in 2004. “I am always looking for a better way to do something,” she said in an alumni magazine profile in 2007. Visram now has an eighteen-month-old-son, Zane.