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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
  • Member Spotlight
  • Events
  • Speaker Bureau


  • Virtual Series
  • Monthly Online Success Calls
  • Conferences + Events
  • Certification - SupportHER , Universal Women-Owned, Universal Women-Led


  • Women of Inspiration™
  • MentorHER™
  • SupportHER™
  • Podcast Partner™


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

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
  • Become a UWN BLOG Contributor
  • Women of Inspiration Podcast Interview + Link Shared on Social Media
  • Access to VIP Influencer Events

Corporate Membership


Starting at $15,000

No Admin Fee to start!

Total Commitment: $15000/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
  • - Belong to a tribe of women and men who SupportHER
  • - Network with Like-minded Leaders, SupportHERs, and Companies
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  • - Recognize Your Leaders - Nominate for Women of Inspiration
  • - UUN Contributor - Contribute Articles focused on Advancing Women (Leadership, Work life Balance, Career Path, Diversity, Mentorship, Mental Health and Wellness)
  • - Blog Feature - Share Your Story and Career Path
  • - Company Logo, Commitment to SupportHER and link to your website
  • - SupportHER™ Interview - Share Your Commitment to Champion for women
  • - Career Path Interview - Share your Journey and Leadership Wisdom
  • - Annual SupportHER™ Directory Listing
  • - Individual Member Profile
  • - Monthly Success Calls with Leaders across Canada (Celebrate Successes, Share Best Practices, Build Valuable Connections)
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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.

SupportHER Membership


No Admin Fee to start!

Total Commitment: $1500/year

  • We are inviting men to be visible champions to SupportHER!
  • SupportHER Directory
  • Monthly SupportHER Call
  • SupportHER Podcast Interview
  • Share Stories
  • Build Awareness
  • Connect with Male Allies from Diverse Industries
  • Visible as SupportHER in Your Industry
  • Opportunity to Become SupportHER Certified

Good People, Good Words

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

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™.

Monica has created an inclusive community, Universal Womens Network, for entrepreneur women to thrive, build their business and build meaningful relationships with other businesswomen. Her vision to create a platform to connect entrepreneurs, professional and women’s organizations is coming to fruition. Her business model is rooted in giving back, core values and supporting local organizations through philanthropic activities and has donated thousands to local community organizations. On an annual basis, she hosts the Women of Inspiration Awards recognizing and celebrating women making a difference in the world. I have no doubt the Universal Womens Network will continue to help many women achieve their dreams, and make a difference in the world… all inspired and led by Monica Kretschmer.

Charmaine Hammond
- Speaker, Best Selling Author