Articles Women of Inspiration™ – Gina Perrault


Gina Perrault – Founder, Restorative Sports Therapy | 100 Women of Inspiration™ Book Contributor | @restorativesportstherapy

 My story has been, for most of my life, having a sense of being not good enough, I constantly felt like I was hustling for likes and trying to fit in. As a young girl, I did not feel like I had a strong connection to my peers and was teased throughout the school for being a bigger girl. This in effect had me not only playing small but longing to BE small as well. I have spent most of my life not feeling connected to myself or my body and lived from a place of – “I will be happy when….” What I did not know then that I know now, is that I am responsible for my happiness and everything starts with radical self-love from within. Having spent most of my life trying to change my outward appearance to fit the incredibly unrealistic cultural norms of beauty standards for women, 2020 was an incredibly challenging year that had me come back to basics – it was scary, messy, and free.

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Monica Kretschmer

Monica Kretschmer

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Universal Womens Network™, Women of Inspiration™ Awards, Women of Inspiration™ Podcast, The Nest Foundation™ and SupportHER ™ elevating male leaders who champion women in their networks, workplaces, and communities, and MentorHER™ Mentorship Program. She is the founder of The Nest Foundation™ empowering women to rebuild their lives for themselves and their children through mentorship, education, and wellness. Monica is a native Calgarian, visionary, speaker and serial entrepreneur, passionate about celebrating and advocating for women to prosper personally and professionally. She is committed to Gender Equality and fostering a network where diversity, innovation, recognition, mentorship is valued. Monica's mission is to inspire women to lead with a purpose and prosper in business and life. Since launching in 2014, Monica has broken traditional barriers and silos by embracing collaboration and diversity. In five short years, Monica has built a recognizable National brand across Canada and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies, non-profits, venture capitalists, and women’s organizations. In 2015, Monica created Women of Inspiration™ Awards to recognize a woman who helped her overcome adversity and a life-changing Seven Journey in the justice system with 4800 hundred hours of litigation, 22 days of trial and 56 + court appearances. She has Monica’s personal story of resilience was the fuel to create Women of Inspiration™ to honour one woman, her lawyer. Women of Inspiration celebrates, recognizes and inspire women across Canada who lead by example and inspire others to be more and do more.

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