Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Aussie Mumpreneur awards at Connect2mums

Mumpreneurs – It’s Your Time to Shine

Imagine yourself as a magazine cover star, respected speaker and representative of a national organisation? This and many more accolades are what await the winners of Connect2Mum’s AusMumpreneur Awards.

The first Connect2Mums AusMumpreneur Catherine Oehlman is still basking in the glory of winning this award last year and encourages all Australian businesses to nominate for the awards – and not just mums in business.

Since being crowned (with a tiara) the 2009 AusMumpreneur, Cath has enjoyed stronger readership at and increased attention from the media, making her a sought-after blogger and interviewee.

“Everything changed for me the night I won the Connect2Mums top award,” Cath explained.

“I stopped seeing myself as a teacher-turned-mum with a blog, and started seeing myself as a mumpreneur with an emerging business.

“It not only changed the way others saw me but also the way I saw myself,” she said, encouraging others to put themselves forward.

“Nominating yourself is about saying, ‘This is who I am, this is what I'm doing and this is why others should know about my business.’ I believe there are times to be humble, and there are times to stand up proudly. These awards are an opportunity to shine.”

So is 2010 your year to shine in business? The Connect2Mums AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in business.

Businesses throughout Australia are invited to nominate for the following categories:

  • AusMumpreneur of the Year
  • Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Businesses in Australia and New Zealand are invited to nominate for the following categories:

  • Product Innovation Award
  • Best Boutique/Store
  • Handmade Mumpreneur of the Year
  • Best Blog Award
  • Best Eco Friendly Business Award
  • Best Service Business
  • Dadpreneur of the Year

Winners from each category will receive their award at a gala event at Rydges South Bank, Brisbane, on 31 July 2010, during the Connect2Mums Conference.

For more information about the 2010 AusMumpreneur Awards or the Connect2Mums Conference visit


  1. Thanks for the post Vicki - looking forward to catching up with you again this year! I see you're nominated so perhaps I'll be passing the "crown" your way!!

  2. My pleasure Peace and it is an honour Squigglemum. I am very excited about the nominations.

  3. This is great! I just can't wait to go this year! Bring.It.On.