This lovely gift from WOW! Creations for Jessica Simpson and her first baby girl, included a jar of Baby Butz Diaper Rash Cream.
Our Diaper Rash Cream has received glowing reviews from everyone who has had the opportunity to try it. Since hitting the market, Baby Butz cream has been gifted to many of the stars, as well as friends and family of those around you.
Thursday night at the Winnipeg Convention Centre I was there as a finalist for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. I won.
My category was for the Lifetime Achievement Award for having been in business for 25 years, the business being the Hair Do Zoo, a specialty childrens hairstyling salon I started in 1987..wow has it been that long? a blink of an eye. Of course I am honored to receive this prestigious award.. but I am thinking..whoa, whoa just a minute..I am not done yet! Sometimes it may feel like a lifetime but I have so much more to accomplish. I developed this miracle cream and called it Baby Butz..I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t make this product and its helping so many other families..this…is my true reward…every time I get a thank you email or testimonial its like receiving an award
So I am thinking…maybe they (the Womens Business Owners of Manitoba) should make another one and keep it warm for me..I ain’t done yet!
Sponsor: City of Winnipeg
In 1987, Majda Ficko’s Hair Do Zoo was the only children’s hair salon in Canada. Child-sized furniture, fun décor and animal chairs all keep kids happy so they’ll stay calm while getting a great haircut from specialized stylists who only work on kids.
To complement the hair salon, Majda started Olen Cosmetics to formulate and manufacture all-natural products for babies and children. Her most notable product is Baby Butz diaper cream, developed to care for her severely disabled child. It’s now licensed by Health Canada, and has been included in celebrity gifting suites at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards
To see Baby Butz Cream’s Wall, follow the link below: www.facebook.com/BabyButzCream
Ficko is up for woman of the year entrepreneur award from the Women Business Owners of Manitoba (WBOM) as well as a woman of distinction award from the YWCA/YMCA. She explained it is because of her business Hair Do Zoo, which has been in business for 25 years in Winnipeg, as well as growing another business from that which qualified her to be a finalist for these two awards.
Hair Do Zoo/ Olen Cosmetics Corporation/ Baby Butz cream
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Majda Ficko- President and Founder of Hair Do Zoo and Olen Cosmetics Corporation- Declared Finalist in Provincial Awards in Canada
Winnipeg, MB. Canada – The Women Business Owners of Manitoba (WBOM) are proud to announce,
Majda Ficko owner of The Hair Do Zoo and Olen Cosmetics Corporation has been declared among 30 Finalists in the 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards! This annual gala event puts the spotlight on the successes and achievements of women entrepreneurs in Manitoba. The dinner, to be MC’d by Gord Leclerc and Leah Hextahl from CTV, will take place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Thursday, May 17th. The finalists’ names are public, however the winners are not revealed until the evening itself.
This year’s 30 finalists come from across the province, and represent businesses as diverse as a jewelry design, spas, holistic medicine and of course, Specialty children’s hairstyling salons called The Hair Do Zoo and Olen Cosmetics Corporation maker of Winnipeg’s famous Baby Butz cream
Majda Ficko, a mother of Invention and Innovation, opened Hair Do Zoo, Canada’s first specialty children’s hairstyling salon in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1987, and this year, they are celebrating their 25th anniversary!
Olen Cosmetics Corporation, another of Ficko’s companies, manufactures the famous all-natural diaper rash cream, Baby Butz, that she had made for her ailing son. See the full story, www.babybutz.com
“Manitoba is rich with women entrepreneurs whose stories are inspiring,” said Lucy Camara, President of WBOM and Vice-President of Olatech Business Hosting Corporation. “Anyone in business knows how tough it can be to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive when the bills are mounting and the challenges exceed the triumphs – but when you believe in your business, in the vision you’re realizing your passion fuels your strength to carry on.”
Women represent a growing economic force in Canada:
- Women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian economy: 4 out of 5 businesses are started by women; between 1991 and 2001, women’s self-employment increased by 43%.
- The 821,000+ women entrepreneurs in Canada annually contribute in excess of $18 billion to the economy.
- The number of women-owned businesses that focus on manufacturing, construction, transportation and communications is growing rapidly.
A full listing of finalists is available online at www.wbom.ca.
Hair Do Zoo/ Olen Cosmetics
Corporation/ Baby Butz cream
- May 2/2012 at the Winnipeg Convention Center
Almost 1,000 people in attendance, 97 nominees!
I was a nominee and that was an honor in of itself.
I want to thank Barbara Bowes, my nominator, who herself is a past recipient of the WOD award
The awards are for recognising the amazing women in Winnipeg and acknowledging their contributions to the community. I congratulate the winners.
But mostly I want to thank the event coordinators… (They were a hoot) I had a great time and my husband loves to attend these events…he didn’t care if I won…as long as he gets a free dinner out of it.
I wasn’t nervous and it wasn’t difficult…I am just glad I wasn’t one of the judges…it couldn’t have been easy, so many were deserving of the award. After being nominated I was also recognised by Joyce Bateman, M.P. of Winnipeg South Centre. I would like to share the letter that I received from her with you as well.