Hawa Hassan is the CEO and Founder of Basbaas Foods, an authentic, packaged line of Somalian hot sauces and chutneys. The brand has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Eater, and many other notable publications. As a dynamic chef, recipe developer, and entrepreneur, Hawa is the author of In Bibi’s Kitchen, where she shares recipes and stories from grandmothers in eight African countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- How Hawa Hassan’s background inspired her to launch Basbaas Foods
- Hawa shares her sauces’ origins
- Basbaas’ mission, values, and ideals
- Hawa’s crucial turning points in her entrepreneurial journey
- Advice for creating an authentic brand
- The influence of community on Basbaas’ brand
- Hawa details her plans for further brand expansion
In this episode…
As a pioneer of authentic products in the CPG space, it’s crucial to position your brand as an industry leader. So, what does it take to develop an inspiring brand story that impacts your consumers?
Hawa Hassan emphasizes the importance of community and relationships in brand success. When establishing her business, she partnered with another brand owner who shared her beliefs and ideologies. This partnership generated growth opportunities for both companies who were able to help each other overcome challenges. Hawa encourages others to create meaningful change by supporting similar brands with the potential to make a valuable impact on the market.
Tune in to this episode of the Brand Alchemist Podcast as Taja Dockendorf sits down with Hawa Hassan, CEO and Founder of Basbaas Foods, to talk about fostering community and storytelling with CPG brands. Hawa shares how her background inspired her to launch Basbaas, the origin of her sauces, and the influence community plays on her brand.