By Melissa Sheil
LOCAL women are making running a successful business and raising children look like child’s play, as they win big in a state-wide entrepreneur competition.
Winners of the AusMumpreneur Awards 2021 were announced last Sunday, September 2, with three local mothers named placegetters.
Winning bronze in the VA Institute of Australia VA Award was Henley Brook mother-of-three Gemma Wilson for her business Prime Virtual Assist.
Ms Wilson skilfully juggles raising her three children (aged four, seven and eight) and running her company, which helps plan, create and schedule social media content for different brands.
“It was an honour to be considered in the awards and everyone was an absolute winner in my eyes,” she said.
“I was in such great company amongst seasoned VA’s in the state and many, many talented businesswomen across the country.
“I am in awe of every one of them because I know how hard it is to run a business alongside a family.
“I was absolutely amazed at even being named a finalist let alone an award winner.”
Taking out first prize in the Food and Beverage category was Gidgegannup’s Katherine Roberts, for her organic meal kit delivery business This Little Pig Went to Market and coming in third for the Fashion category was mother-of-six Aleza Nowland for her brand Little Joy clothing.
Co-founder of AusMumpreneur Peace Mitchell said all finalists were worthy to win.
“I was blown away by the entrepreneurial spirit, resilience and professionalism of the award winners and I know that they will provide great inspiration for other mums considering starting their own business,” she said.
The total list of winners can be seen at www.ausmumpreneur.com/2021-ausmumpreneur-awards-winners