Local business woman Te’re Melrose of Doggie Dates NSW has been named as a finalist for the AusMumpreneur Awards in two categories – Not for Profit Excellence and Animal Care Business of the Year.
The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance business in a way that suits their life and family.
Te’re is a wife, and mother to a 23 year old son on the autism spectrum. She is also a Childhood Sexual Abuse survivor with complex PTSD. She has held jobs in childcare, preschools and primary schools but her passion is for animals as they were the species that provided her with solace in childhood.
Te’re finds more pleasure in giving rather than receiving and has had numerous volunteer positions over the years, including with “Aunties and Uncles” “Drug Arm” and PAWS Pet Therapy
She has never considered herself to be a leader, outspoken or naturally gifted in any way but has struggled, persevered and learned to have a voice to overcome adversity and to live a relatively ‘normal’ life.
Te’re Melrose is delighted to be named as a finalist and is proud of her achievements, particularly with regards to “Letting Go”. She built Doggie Dates up from scratch almost single handedly and to let go control of some aspects was hard however an essential part of future growth. Additionally, “Perseverance.” She has encountered several major traumas in life but has always survived (without drugs or alcohol). She works 40-50 hours a week for Doggie Dates purely voluntary and although setbacks have (and will continue) to occur, she has pushed on and not given up.
The winners of the AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at the AusMumpreneur Awards Gala Dinner in September.

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