Natasha Hughes, from Perth, Western Australia, who founded online store On Chic Baby Clothes has been named Sustainability Award third place winner.
The awards were held online via Zoom where thousands of talented mums in business from all over the country tuned in to the livestream to support and encourage other Australian mumpreneurs.
Natasha said she was excited to win bronze in her category in the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in such a challenging time.
She says: "it gives my business credibility and puts sustainability on the map and makes it accessible for the next generation.”
"I admire the other women in my category as they are also doing wonderful things for sustainability and I value the relationships I have made with the women I met during the online event.”
The AusMumpreneur Awards are presented by The Women’s Business School and were created to inspire, celebrate and provide a community for Australian entrepreneurs, like Natasha.
"Now more than ever Australian women need inspirational role models and a safe and supportive space to connect online."- Peace Mitchell, Co-Founder of The Women’s Business School said.
“These awards are all about recognising the growing number of Mother's who are achieving outstanding business success while balancing motherhood, states Mitchell.
“I was blown away by the courage, resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the award winners and I know that they will provide great inspiration for other women considering starting their own business.”
This is the eleventh year the AusMumpreneur Awards have run, with the business mum community growing at lightning speed as mothers look for opportunities to join the ranks of small business owners in search of more flexibility, financial freedom and family time.
The Women’s Business School co-founder Katy Garner adds: “The awards show the passion of women who want to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams as well as be great mums. The number of women starting businesses has continued to grow in 2020! Of the 670,000 women operating a small business in Australia currently, around 50 per cent are mums with children at home. We are proud to be the number one community for mumpreneurs and showcasing the best and the brightest each year through these awards.”
“We are delighted that Natasha has been acknowledged with this award. She has created an outstanding business and is an inspirational role model and ambassador for mums in business"