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On a mission to connect, inspire and empower one billion women

Mario Toneguzzi |

Monica Kretschmer is the Founder and CEO of the Universal Womens Network™️️ Inc, Women of Inspiration™️️ and SupportHER™️️. Her mission is to connect, inspire and empower one billion women. Monica is a visionary, global influencer and disruptor with passion and an unwavering commitment to drive change for women to be seen, heard and valued. Her personal story of resilience of the “The Seven Year Journey” in the court system with 4800 hours litigation, 22 days led her to her bigger purpose to create the Universal Womens Network and the Women of Inspiration™️️ Awards to recognize the achievements of women who lead, inspire and motivate. The Women of Inspiration™️️ Awards have grown from single award honoring one woman to celebrating over 1,000 women from diverse industries, ages and stages of life reaching 5 continents. Monica believes every woman has a story. Your story does not define you; it empowers you.

Since 2015, Monica has built a recognizable brand across North America. The Universal Womens Network™️️ is a media company committed to the advancement of women and inspiring change for equality by unlocking the ripple effect to advance women, to strategically partner with companies committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, to welcome men to the conversation as allies and SupportHERs.

She is the creator of SupportHER™️️ (elevating male allies as champions for women in their networks, workplaces, and communities), the host of the Women of Inspiration™️️ Podcast, publisher of the UWomen Magazine™️️ and Women of Inspiration Driving Change Book Forbes Contributor and 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice for Gender Equity.

During the pandemic, Monica published the first edition of the Women of Inspiration – Women Driving Change book featuring 100 inspiring women from diverse industries which coincide with the launch of graphics trucks with the faces of contributors across North America. The second edition of Women of Inspiration™️️ Changemakers will be released in the spring of 2024. Monica is a native Calgarian, proud mom to her son and future SupportHER, dog momma and believes in living life to the fullest.

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