Avis Richards, CEO and founder of Birds Nest Foundation, won a Stevie Award for Best Video of the Year for her 26-minute documentary “LUNCH: The Film”.
“I am extremely proud of ‘LUNCH: The Film’ and am so grateful to the Stevie Awards for honoring it this year. My goal in making the film was to cast a light on the unhealthy habits of our society and hopefully this can lead to change in our diets, physical activity, and overall nutrition in this country,” said Richards.
“LUNCH: The Film”, one of Avis’s landmark projects, investigates the causes and the consequences of growing up in a junk-food culture and aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of foods served in cafeterias nationwide.
The Stevie Awards for Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide, and is considered to be one of the world’s premier business awards. She was chosen by business professionals worldwide from a pool of 1,300 other entries in 75 different categories.
More than 300 nominees and their guests attended the awards dinner at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. The event benefitted Camfed (camfed.org), which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.
Learn more about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business here: www.stevieawards.com/women