Raising The Bar

Our Mission

The Universal Womens Network™ is a private network and global platform committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging by raising the bar to advance women in their network, community, and workplaces. We recognize the achievements of women through the Women of Inspiration™ Awards, UWomen Magazine™ and the Women of Inspiration™ Book. We are advocates of women-owned and women-led businesses, and champion female entrepreneurs along with allies who SupportHER™!

Our global network promotes the advancement of women. Our network includes CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders, change-makers and SupportHERs from diverse industries. We strategically partner with organizations that share our values and are committed to being visible champions and SupportHERs! We are Stewards of Diversity™ and dedicated to the unity of humanity by acknowledging our differences, asking questions, and valuing voices at all levels. We do not tolerate bullying, hatred, or racism at any level.

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Inspiring Stories

Every woman has a story. Over 1000 inspiring, resilient and influential women from diverse backgrounds step into the spotlight to celebrate their success and share their wisdom.

Women are driving change in our workplaces, communities and the economy. These stories of Women of Inspiration™ and SupportHERs are authentic, relevant and relatable.

These stories feature the everyday heroes that walk beside us every day including CEO’s , entrepreneurs, thought leaders, visionaries who inspire is to forge ahead, step on the gas pedal and dream big!

Discover your voice within their voice! Order your Coffee Table Book!

Grab your cup of tea and enjoy the inspiring stories!

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UWomen Magazine™

The UWomen Magazine™ is an extension of the Universal Womens Network™. That is to bring these stories to life and drive change with a mission to empower, connect and inspire 1 billion people. In this issue, we are inspiring action for equity!

Read inspiring stories of women from diverse backgrounds, and companies committed to advancing women in business along with male champions who SupportHER.

Grab your cup of tea and enjoy the inspiring stories!

Monica Kretschmer – Editor-in-chief and Publisher, UWomen Magazine™

Special Features | Articles | Women across Diverse Industries


UWomen Magazine™ is a dream that has been seven years in the making. I wanted to have a magazine for women who lead with purpose and the inspiration to follow through. When I launched our company seven years ago, my goal was to create a network where every woman belonged—an inclusive, non-judgmental community of women with shared values: courage, confidence, commitment and integrity.

My vision for the UWomen Magazine™ is an extension of the Universal Womens Network™. That is to bring these stories to life and drive change with a mission to empower, connect and inspire 1 billion people.

Special Features

  • Women of Inspiration Award Winners
  • Hazel “Hurricane” McCallion
  • Jyoti Gondek
  • Diane Harms
  • Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak
  • Manjit Minhas
  • WOI Alumni from the beginning

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • Aug 19, 2022
  • Aug 26, 2022
  • Nov 5, 2022

Our PodCast

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Monique Auffrey

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Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Monique Auffrey – 100 Women of Inspiration Book Contributor | CEO, Advocate, Author, Award Winner, City Council Hopeful, Board Member of COSW

Every woman has a story! Hosted by Monica Kretschmer, Founder and CEO, Universal Womens Network™, a...

Feature Woman Led Businesses


Good words from good people

This has been an incredible experience from the pride of being nominated to the shock of winning! Thank you to the Universal Womens Network™ for bringing so many diverse women and their successes into the spotlight. I’m honoured to be included in this exceptional group of women.

Erin Bigney - Director Research, Canada East Spine Division | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Mentorship Award

As the recipient of the Women of Inspiration™ Vision Builder Award, I can't be more excited about such amazing recognition. As an Educational Leader, I aspire to make a continuous and real change in the lives of my students. Have a vision and a goal, set it in front of you and in God's hand and do your best to make it happen! Thank you once again for this honour that I will cherish.

Phoebe Wasfy, Principal Philopateer Christian College | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Vision Builder

I am humbled by the nomination, the many awesome people who wrote recommendations and to be awarded the “Integrity Award”. Hearing the award introduction, I was in shock when you called my name! What a remarkable recognition for my life’s passion in working with others! I look forward to ensuring that others have the same opportunity in the future. Thank you, Monica and all the many others who make this possible for us all. I look forward to working with the other recipients to keep sharing!

Rose Marie Gage - Founder and Principal of Great Governance Matters and MPOWRU, Independent Board Director | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Integrity Award

The Women of Inspiration Award is exciting, humbling and an honour. Thank you to those who believed in me and that saw the potential that I could make a difference in the world. That passion and resiliency can make an impact in our environment, whether we know the full extent or not. Recognition is so much bigger than me. It’s an opportunity to provide a positive influence and a chance to learn, grow and be motivated. Thank you to all the people who supported me on my path to receiving this award. it's not just my achievement; it's theirs, too.

Jennifer Green, Director of Competitions and Young Women’s Initiative, Skills Ontario | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Dream Builder

The Universal Women's Network is an incredible organization that supports empowers and celebrates women founders, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers. I can attest to how meaningful this group is as I started my own company at age 50. Monica is herself a phenomenal force and woman to celebrate also. The Awards gala last night was so well done, so inspiring—I can't wait to have the chance to do this in person in the future.

Suzie Yorke, Founder and Board Director, Love Good Fats | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Game Changer