This week thousands of talented mums in business from all over the country tuned in to the livestream to support and encourage other Australian mumpreneurs.
Owner of LuvaBerry – Mandy, placed in three of the four finalist categories, taking first place in Product Innovation for her LuvaBerry Freeze-Dry range.
Mandy said she was excited to win in her category in the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in such a challenging time. Explaining: “Recognition in awards such as these is hugely touching and rewarding. We have come so far as a business and are constantly facing challenges to overcome.” Mandy continues, “To read about and meet (online) other finalists and winners is inspiring. Especially in times like these we often find ourselves in our own bubble, so it’s very refreshing to see and encourage other working mums.”
The award winning product range is part of the LuvaBerry War on Waste. Aiming to reduce waste and challenge the way farmA operate. Mandy explains: “We take fruit that supermarkets won’t accept due to the size, shape or colour. Then we freeze-dry it, turning it into a crunch and a dust product that is pure fruit.”
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 Mandy Schultz. Now more than ever Australian women need inspirational role models and a safe and supportive space to connect online, Peace Mitchell, cofounder of The Women’s Business School said. “These awards are all about recognising the growing number of mums 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 Amanda Schultz has won this award, she has created an outstanding business and is an inspirational role model and ambassador for mums in business everywhere. We wish her and all our amazing AusMumpreneur Award winners every success.”
The complete list of winners can be found at: https://ausmumpreneur.com/2020- ausmumpreneur-awards-winners/
For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com
And the Women’s Business School: www.thewomensbusinessschool.com