Overcoming The Odds …

Disabled Business Woman Named As Finalist For National AusMumpreneur Awards!

Rebecca Castano-Mander of Naturally COS has been named as a finalist for 4 categories, including Sustainable Business of the Year, Sustainable Product of the Year, Disabled Ausmumpreneur of the Year, and Overcoming the Odds. The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognise 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 motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

In 2020 Gold Coast based mother of two Rebecca was involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in a brain hemorrhage and stroke. Rebecca’s aspirations now are simple: Get her life back; Push herself to the endless limits; Provide Naturally COS wellness centers to offer a natural escape to help heal and support women, meeting the needs of both physical health and inner wellbeing; And her overarching desire is to continue to show Australians how Naturally COS is helping women. With the help of exclusive stockist, Dandelions 3 on Gallery Walk Tamborine Mountain Rebecca has no doubt these goals can be achieved.

Overcoming such odds, Rebecca is delighted to be named finalist and is proud of her achievements, particularly adjusting the way she formulates, her brain is limited in processing power so she identified that and changed the way she operates her lab and her processes. And learning to walk and talk again having a young child and learning and teaching him Auslan so they could communicate and say “I love you” to each other. 

Being named a finalist has been a dream come true for Rebecca following the difficult past few years she has had. As she continues to innovate and develop new products with the help of Tamborine Spring Water which Rebecca distills in house, she navigates the daily challenges of working with a brain injury. Having overcome so much already, Rebecca is determined to show other mothers how strong they can be.

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Rebecca explains, “I get to show my son and soon my daughter all about chemistry, all about how the world can look close up, and how we need to love and protect it. My kids get to see mum work and the things I hear my son say are truly hilarious and often very complimentary. But nothing beats the feeling that I can call tools down when I need to and be with them, and show them if you work smart and don’t give in, the world is truly whatever you want it to be”.

It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Rebecca gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. “It’s a giant swimming pool, it’s ok to glance over at the other lanes, but don’t stare too long. Everyone is trying to get to the other end for their own reasons, swim your own race. Let others swim theirs. Most importantly, you need to be hungry for this journey, and you absolutely need to understand what success means and will mean to you first.

Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at the AusMumpreneur Awards Gala Dinner in September. Email awards@ausmumpreneur.com