AUSMUMPRENUER AWARDS AND ME
It’s been just over a month since I got back from the 2018 Ausmumprenuer Awards in Melbourne, my goodness what a ride it’s been.
Rewind to just over 6 months ago, I received an email into my inbox one casual Monday afternoon.
“YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED” it read.
Having not really heard of the Ausmumprenuer Awards or Community before I read on, someone had obviously thought I was doing something ok.
Must be my mum or husband (for sure!)
I fill out the application form and think nothing of it.
4 weeks later I receive another email –
“CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE A FINALIST!”
“WHAT,” I think to myself! As I read on I discover the judging and awards dinner are in Melbourne, “what the hell“
I had never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur, not sure if I even do now.
But I pack my bags and head to the big smoke non the less, my first solo trip ever without husband or children.
I arrive in Melbourne to the 3-day conference. I am now rubbing shouldering with THE MOST incredible women.
I mean serious game changers. Women, mothers and entrepreneurs who are making a difference, building schools, running charities, curing cancer.. that sort of stuff.
I rock up with my bag of Cleaning Products feel like a very small fish in a huge pond in absolute awe and humbled by some of these chicks.
I survived my Judging without having an anxiety attack, mainly because of friendships I made and support I was given whilst down there, but also because of awesome Judges that I had.
Awards night came, the gowns, the champagne, I felt like I was at Oscars!
(any excuse to wear a frock and I’m in)
My category was called and they announced 2nd & 3rd place – it wasn’t us.
‘That’s that then’ I thought to myself.
I was honestly humbled to be there.
When Simone Novello then announced GreenAddict as the Winner, I froze.
I was surely hearing things, our little home business, the one that started in our laundry in WA just WON this National Award, this is INSANE.
I am very grateful to the person who nominated GreenAddict and to the Ausmumprenuer Founders – Peace & Katy for bringing this group of amazing women together.
In a world of so much “frock blocking” (I heard this term yesterday, isn’t it great) it is so refreshing to be a part of a space that understands what it means to be a mother and create a business.
Empowering Women, Bringing Us Together and Allowing us to follow our Dreams