Bunbury mum’s passion puts her into national Mumpreneur finals

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Rebecca Tichbon from Welcoming Women is a finalist for the Aus Mumpreneur Awards.
Camera IconRebecca Tichbon from Welcoming Women is a finalist for the Aus Mumpreneur Awards.

A Bunbury woman has been named as a finalist for national awards recognising Australian mothers and their business achievements.

Presented by the Women’s Businesses School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise mothers in business achieving success in areas such as digital innovation, product development, business excellence and customer service.

Rebecca Tichbon is a finalist in the “women will change the world” category for her work with Welcoming Women — a social group to provide a network for women to connect and learn in a supportive environment.

A mother to three children, two step-children and two “angel daughters”, Ms Tichbon launched Welcoming Women in 2017 when she saw a need in the Bunbury community for a positive and supportive environment for women to meet.

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She said her loneliness after the loss of her daughters was part of her inspiration.

“I am very passionate about women’s wellbeing,” she said.

I love that I have been able to develop Welcoming Women to follow that passion and to meet a community need, as well as to create a business that can work around my family commitments.

Ms Tichbon said it could be challenging to be a successful business women while raising a family, but said finding a balance was important.

“When you follow your passion, it doesn’t feel like work,” she said.

The winners of the awards will be announced next month.

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