Samford mum wins gold at 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards

Samford local, Fiona Holmstrom

Fiona Holmstrom from STEM Punks has been named as the Making A Difference in Education Award 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. 

Fiona said she was excited to win in her category in the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in such a challenging time.

Fiona says: ‘To be recognised as a leader in the field of STEM Education, as well as for making a difference in STEM Education, means a lot to us, especially after taking the business in new directions at the onset of COVID.’

On top of the gold, Fiona won in every category she was a finalist in, taking out Silver in the Rising Star category, and a Bronze in the Digital Innovations category.

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 Fiona Holmstrom. 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 Fiona Holmstrom 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.’

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