Gisborne mother Katrina Wurm has been named the Author of the Year at the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards.
The national awards night recognises the significant contribution of mums to the field of business in 42 categories.
Last week, Ms Wurm’s book, ‘Wear Your Warrior’, was released and hit number one in the parenting reference category on Amazon.
Ms Wurm said in the book she drew on her experience as a mother and an empowerment coach to help other mums develop strategies to meet their own needs, while also being a good mother and partner.
“We’ve all bought into this mum guilt, that we have to be seen as self-sacrificing to be a good mum,” she said.
“But we actually have to fill our own cup first. We’re then better able to look after our partner, our friends and our families.
“Not only that, we’re also showing our sons how a woman should be respected, and our daughters that they can do anything.”
Ms Wurm said it was an honour to receive the award.
“This award means so much when you consider the other women who were finalists in my category, all who are truly amazing at what they do,” she said.
“Events such as the Ausmumpreneur Awards show mums that they do have a voice and that they can start and successfully run a business and that we can all lift each other up and encourage one another to succeed.”