Last week I got a lovely email from the ladies at Ausmumpreneur inviting me to help judge this year's Ausmumpreneur of the Year Awards.
Of course I was delighted!
Ausmumpreneur is a community of Australian mothers who are creating flexible working environments for balance, freedom, success and family.
The Ausmumpreneur of the Year Awards celebrate those Aussie mums who are creating successful and innovative businesses that not only highlight their skill sets and strengths, but also fit in with family life, while at the same time adding value and providing great goods and services for Australia.
I was lucky enough to be a finalist in the Rising Star category of these awards two years ago with the Cheer Chick Charlie business model. Attending the awards ceremony and mixing with so many inspiring women was a 2014 highlight.
I was also asked to contribute to their book "How to Create Your Own Successful and Profitable Business From Home" that same year, which I am very proud of. It is a fantastic resource and gives loads of advice, encouragement, tips and motivation for budding entrepreneurs. I refer to it often!
With the support of the St George Bank, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne, the Ausmumpreneur Awards are a highly regarded and credible acknowledgement of the talent that we have here in Australia.
So to be invited to judge is an absolute honour.
As I sit and sift through the entries I am loving the passion these women have for the businesses they run. From kids products, to coaching services, to health and wellbeing, to entertainment, to business assistance, to fashion, to beauty and beyond, There are so many women taking a chance and setting up their own work space that fits in with raising a family.
I've still got a lot of reading to do, with each entry exciting me as much as the last.
We have so much talent in this wonderful country of ours!
It's still quite a while before judging is finalised (and I am just a small cog in a big wheel) but I am absolutely delighted to be part of this.
If you would like to check out more about Ausmumpreneur you can head to their website and their social media.
Joining their community means you get access to all sorts of training, networking, conferences, reading material and the awards.
Thanks Ausmumpreneur for trusting me with this very important job!
Have you heard of Ausmumpreneur?
What do you think of the term Mumpreneur to describe entrepreneurs who are mums?
If you were to create awards for Aussie mums, what would it be about? What would you call it?