Mum’s the word. Business mum, that is. So if you know an entrepreneurial mum who’s deserving of some recognition (it could be yourself), speak up!
Australia’s most innovative mothers will be getting a break from their demanding workplace and household duties when they are honoured at the 2011 AusMumpreneur Awards, which will be presented at a gala event at Mercure Sydney on Saturday 27 August.
The awards, now in their third year, recognise the efforts of mums (and yes, supportive dads too) who successfully combine motherhood and business across a number of categories. Nominations are being accepted until Friday 17 June.
Connect2Mums, an online networking community for mumpreneurs with over 4,000 members, will be sponsoring the awards.
“It’s a good way for businesses to promote their offerings and get their name out there,” Mitchell explained.
Added Garner, “Many business mums don’t recognise how important their work is, so that is why the AusMumpreneur Awards are so important.”
2011 AusMumpreneur Award Categories
The major awards for businesses from Australia and New Zealand this year are:
- AusMumpreneur of the Year
- Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
The following categories are also open to Australian and New Zealand businesses run by mumpreneurs and dadpreneurs:
- Product Innovation Award
- Best Eco Friendly Business Award
- Service Business of the Year
- Design Business of the Year
- Dadpreneur of the Year
The People’s Choice Award categories, which are open for nominations from throughout Australia and New Zealand, include:
- Customer Service Award
- Best Boutique/Store
- Handmade Mumpreneur of the Year
- Best Blog Award
- Best Product Award
- Favourite Children’s Fashion Label Award