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April 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Free – $2,000.00

Virtual Series | Leading Through Change


Wednesday, April 29 (Free- Members | Guests – Free or *Pay what you can)

Virtual Series  – 1 HOUR
10:00amPT |  11:00amMT |  12:00pmCT |  1:00pmET | 2:00pmAT | 2:30pmNT

Moderator: Monica Kretschmer, Founder, and CEO, Universal Womens Network

Panelists – Dana Tessier – Shopify | Tara Wilson – Income Access | Angie Kim, Loblaws Company Ltd.

Now more than ever as a community, we need to support each other on this journey and forge ahead and navigate through these uncertain times. We are here to assist; you are not alone!

Todays’ leaders discuss emerging practices as we lead through this historic time. Join a leadership panel with Industry leaders from diverse backgrounds leading national and global companies as they discuss leading through crisis.  Learn how these leaders from diverse industries are adapting, navigating and embracing new normal at work and home!

Don’t miss this joining the opportunity to connect, network and learn from diverse industries discuss how to lead through change. “Never let a good disaster go to waste, register your teams to join the discussion with Q and A period.

  • Leadership in Crisis
  • Best practices vs Emerging Practices
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Strategy and Core Initiatives
  • Pivoting and Innovating
  • Building Culture Recognizing Leaders

Who can join?

Anyone who has a desire to support, connect and collaborate! Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Managers, CEO’s, Executives, Industry Experts from diverse industries across Canada and beyond. Stay connected to join us from your home or office! Together we are stronger!


Angie Kim- Sr Director, Finance at  Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Angie Kim is a finance lead for Loblaw Companies Ltd., Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, with a network of over 2,000 stores employing close to 200,000 Canadians. Angie received her B.Sc. with Honours from the University of Toronto and experienced various roles in sales, operations, and category management in her career. Since the drop of the pandemic, she has been volunteering to serve at the frontlines and has recently been featured on both Forbes and National Post in recognition of her servant leadership.

Tara Wilson – Income Access a Paysafe Group | SVP and General Manager, Income Access

Tara Wilson is an accomplished leader with nearly 20 years of experience, achieving overall excellence in the tech space and delivering superior results based on emerging business practices within the payments sector and digital marketing space. Tara joined Paysafe Group in 2015, later making an internal transition to its marketing technology and services provider, Income Access. Currently, she holds the Senior Vice President and General Manager role, overseeing all aspects of Income Access, including the continued development and innovation of the product offering, streamlining of all operational processes, and growing the company’s global client base by breaking into new verticals globally. Proud and passionate, Tara is a positive disruptor invested in diversity and inclusion, promoting core values and progressive workplace culture. She participates in Paysafe’s Diversity and Inclusion program. She is the proud recipient of numerous accolades, including Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada 2019, Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award (Women’s Executive Network / WXN), Women Run Workplace of the Year 2019 (Stevie Awards), Female Executive of the Year 2018 (Stevie Awards) and 2018 Woman of Inspiration Award, SupportHER (Universal Women’s Network).






Dana Tessier – Director of Knowledge Management, Shopify

Dana Tessier has designed and implemented knowledge management strategies for high tech companies in fast-paced and high-growth environments in locations such as the Philippines, the United States, and Canada. She is currently the Director of Knowledge Management at Shopify, where she is improving the knowledge resources for both the internal support team and for Shopify’s customers. She has published and presented on e-learning, knowledge management strategy, information overload, and leadership.


Monica is the Founder and CEO of  Universal Womens Network™, Women of Inspiration™ Awards, The Nest Foundation and SupportHER ™ elevating male leaders who champion women in their networks, workplaces, and communities, MentorHER™ Mentorship Program, and Host and Producer of Women of Inspiration Podcast.

The Universal Womens Network™ is a global platform committed to gender equality by raising the bar to advance women in their network, workplace, and communities.

Monica is a native Calgarian, visionary, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. She is committed to Raising the Bar to move the needle to advance women in business and life. Universal Womens Network strategically partners and works with like-minded organizations that align with values, courage, confidence, commitment, and integrity and committed to gender equality, and diversity. Monica fosters a network of connection, diversity, collaboration, support, education, innovation, recognition, and mentorship that inspires 21, 000 members, and subscribers. Universal Womens Network™, has been featured in Stand Out Publications, HOLR Magazine, CTV, Global News, QR770News, Breakfast Television, numerous national and international podcasts, and publications, Monica’s mission is to inspire women to lead with a purpose and prosper in business and life.

Monica is an inspirational speaker, visionary, serial entrepreneur, 2019 Business in Calgary Leader, 2019 UN Women’s Initiative Award Recipient, 2013 Alberta Flood Hero by the Premier of Alberta, featured in the book the “The Rising” by Tyler Lambert, 2017 Women Build Ambassador, External Mentor for Pilot Global Marriott’s Women in Leadership Program, and Higher Landing Grizzly Panel and judge.  She is a mentor, advisor, advocate, master connector, inspirational speaker, and passionate about recognizing the achievements of women and making a difference in the lives of others.

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. 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. In 2019, Monica celebrated her 6th-year milestone as a national platform awarded over 150 Women of Inspiration across Canada.  Women of Inspiration™ celebrated over 700+ women since 2015. Monica produced over 80 + events, interviewed hundreds of women. Monica believes your story does not define you, it empowers you!

Registration: RSVP ONLINE  www.universalwomensnetwork.com


April 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Free – $2,000.00
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