PARKERVILE writer and busy mum of three, Jay Crisp Crow has been crowned a winner in the 2016 Brilliant Biz Mum Awards.
The awards are the brainchild of Motivating Mum, an Australian networking group for mums in business.
Ms Crisp Crow said the awards celebrated the hard work, determination and achievements of many mums in business across the country.
Ms Crisp Crow said after a decade working in independent schools, she started her own copywriting and communications small business in early 2015. She said launching a new business from home required tenacity and discipline.
“It’s a tremendous leap of faith,” she said.
“I’m so fortunate to have had the support of my family and the small business community in the hills.
“Some days I have to pinch myself to realise that I am actually doing it.
“I’m making a living from writing. I think it’s a dream I’ve had since I learned to read Little Golden Books.
“Running your own business along with juggling the demands of teenagers and toddlers means you don’t get a chance to give yourself a pat on the back very often, so being nominated for these awards means a great deal.”
The Brilliant Biz Mum Awards night was held on Saturday, May 14 in Melbourne.
Last year Ms Crisp Crow took home the 2015 Shire of Mundaring Excellence in Micro Business Award and followed it up with the Nifnex Top 100 Influential People in Small Business prize. She was also a nominee for the Telstra Women in Business Awards in early 2016.
BY SARAH BROOKES