Spotlight Member

Jessica Tsang

Direct Health Solutions

My grandmother always told us that the most important thing to her was maintaining her independence by living in her own home. As her health and memory worsened, it became harder for her to get to the clinic and her health suffered because of it. I knew there had to be a better way, so I started a mobile medical clinic…

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Membership Benefits & Pricing

The Universal Womens Network™ is a global platform committed to advance gender equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), 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. 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. We recognize and celebrate thought leaders, business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds and work with like-minded organizations committed to inclusivity and moving the needle to close the gender gap!

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.

Universal Womens Network™ (UWN) was founded in 2014 formerly as Canadian Business Chicks. In 2019, it was rebranded with a new purpose and a new name, Universal Womens Network™. This rebranding was an opportunity to evolve the organization, welcome our male allies to the conversation, and to dissolve social and geographical barriers.

Founder and CEO, Monica Kretschmer, had the vision to celebrate the everyday heroes making an impact locally, nationally, and globally. Her personal story of adversity supported by one woman’s commitment to justice was the seed that inspired her to create Women of Inspiration™ Awards to honour her legacy.

Since the inaugural Women of Inspiration™ Awards event in 2015 honoring one woman, it has grown to celebrate over 700 women as a national and soon to be global awards program. In 2018, Monica founded a division of the network, SupportHER™ to elevate male allies who champion women in their networks, workplaces, and communities.

Universal Womens Network™ offers an online platform to include membership, directories, certifications, speakers bureau, coaching, programs, live and in-person experiences, masterminds, conferences, and Corporate Diversity Program. Initiatives of Universal Womens Network™ include Women of Inspiration™ Awards, SupportHER™, Universal Women-Owned™ Certification, Universal Women-Led™ Certification, and Universal Coach Masters™.


  • Business Directory
  • Membership Spotlight
  • Events Online and In-Person
  • Speaker Bureau


  • Mentorship Program
  • Monthly Online Success Calls
  • Conferences + Events


  • The Nest Foundation™
  • MentorHER™
  • SupportHER™
  • Podcast Partner™


  • Women of Inspiration Gala
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • WOI Alumni
  • PR+ Media

Non Profit


Admin Fee: $150

Total Commitment: $150/admin-fee + $39/month

  • Member Directory Listing
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  • Monthly Online Success Call
  • Member Perks & Discounts
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Non-Profit Must Provide Verification of Non-Profit Status

Premium Membership


Admin Fee: $150

Total Commitment: $150/admin-fee + $49/month

  • Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Business Owners with shared values and believe in supporting women!
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  • Diverse Industries and Levels of Experience!
  • Online Speaking Opportunities
  • Member Directory Listing
  • Monthly Virtual Success Call
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Member Perks & Discounts

Influencer Membership


No Admin Fee to start!

Total Commitment: $1500/year

  • Influencer Members are Building Their Brand! Speakers, Influencers, Authours, Industry Experts, Thought Leaders
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  • Member Directory Listing
  • Spotlight Feature - Featured on UWN Website, Newsletter, Link to Share
  • Social Media - Link to Spotlight and Podcasts
  • Speaking Bureau Listing
  • Online Speaking Opportunities
  • Contribute to our BLOG (content must be approved and align with women)
  • Women of Inspiration Podcast Interview + Link Shared on Social Media
  • Access to VIP Influencer Events

Corporate Membership


No Admin Fee to start!

Total Commitment: $5000/year

  • - Be a Visible SupportHER™ Your Network, Workplace and Community
  • - Small Business - We Can Support Your Corporate Goals and Leaders
  • - Large Companies - Compliment Your Existing Diversity and Inclusion Program
  • - Elevate Your Leaders Personally and Professionally
  • - Retain High Performers
  • - Attract Top Talent
  • - Network with Like-Minded Leaders, SupportHERs, and Organizations
  • - Rewards and Recognition Your Leaders
  • - Share Your Commitment to SupportHER™ - Feature Blog
  • - Virtual Series - Participate as a SupportHER™ Panelist
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  • - Corporate Membership Includes Individual Memberships For Your Team
  • - Includes Annual SupportHER™ Directory Listing
  • - Monthly Success Calls with Leaders across Canada for Members
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  • Our Corporate Members are like-minded organizations committed to moving the needles for equality and visible leaders who SupportHER™ locally, nationally and globally. Diversity and Inclusiveness is not only good for the bottom line of your business, it’s critical to attract top talent, retain key leaders, create well-rounded teams at all levels, advance women in leadership within your organization. We work with organizations committed to closing the gap to advance women in business.

Women-Owned Directory


No Admin Fee to start!

Total Commitment: $199/year

  • Business Directory Listing - Annual
  • SEO 24/7
  • Visible as Women-Owned Business

Good People, Good Words

Congratulations on another successful Woman of Inspiration Awards. Please accept my sincere appreciation and thanks for the work you do to hold this annual event recognizing women business leaders and acknowledging their contributions to our province. As Minister of Status of Women, I was excited to learn about the contributions Women of Inspiration Award recipients are making in their professional and entrepreneurial endeavours. Universal Womens Network continues to provide women in business with supportive networks to inspire them to succeed. I appreciate your leadership in empowering women across Alberta. Once again, thank you for your work important work supporting and celebrating the contributions of women business leaders. Congratulations on another successful awards gala and the continued growth and success of this annual event.

Minister Alberta Status of Women

This is a testimonial given for Universal Womens Network™.

Honestly, what drew me to Universal Womens Network, is its leader.  Monica is a woman who walks her talk.  She’s an inspiration for women pursuing their dreams and business goals, and she’s a bonding agent so people never have to journey alone.  Most compelling, though, is Monica’s vision and core value: stronger together.  This has always resonated with me as inclusive and blind to gender.  

Christopher Kennedy - 
Co-Founder, Virgin Beauty B!tch Podcast

Christopher K. 
Virgin Beauty B!tch Podcast

Establish as a non-profit organization in 1996, Business Link provides advice and guidance that helps Alberta entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. We have been a partner of Universal Womens Network since 2016 and have seen great value in the initiatives coordinated through that organization. These events strengthen networks and empower women to achieve greater success.

Executive Director, Business Link

Business Link