When becoming a mum, Nadia Omar knew that the traditional nine-to-five environment wouldn’t suit her.
So, the astute businesswoman devised a way that would allow her to fulfil both her career ambition and be the best mum.
Founder of Winowin Consulting, Mrs Omar now works from her home office and is the primary carer for her son, Nayel.
Her hard work, planning and dedication has resulted in Mrs Omar being nominated as a finalist in the national AusMumPreneur awards. The AusMumPreneur awards are about supporting Australian mums in business.
It provides an opportunity for women from across the country to connect with other mums in business and celebrate their successes. The awards have been running for the past 10 years and recognise the success of women in business and innovation. Mrs Omar said she was incredibly humbled to have been nominated and named a finalist.
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“One of my goals is to hopefully inspire other women out there to show the next generation,” she said.
A day in the life of Mrs Omar changes frequently but she said planning and preparation are the keys to success.
“I always make meals in advance so I don’t have to think about that during the day,” she said. “I also use evenings to think of educational activities and stations for my son during the day to allow me to get work done – it’s like my homework.”
She also can flexibly structure her day, so meetings and working time can be done around her primary caring duties.
Flexibility is the main reason she started her own business, so she could ensure she would be there to care for her son.
The winners of the AusMumPreneur awards are expected to be announced either in August or later in the year.
There is usually an awards ceremony but as it is typically held in Melbourne it is cancelled due to COVID.