Articles Virtual Series – Leading Through Change – Embracing the Crisis

Moderator: Monica Kretschmer,  CEO, Universal Womens Network Inc.

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! Leadership in Crisis Best practices vs Emerging Practices Mental Health Pivoting and Innovating Building Culture Recognizing Leaders


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Angie Kim – Associate Dealer – Canadian Tire

Angie Kim is the former 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 front and has recently been featured on both Forbes and National Post in recognition of her servant leadership.

Tara Wilson – COO, CDO Zum Rails 

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. She is the former 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.

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Monica Kretschmer

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Universal Womens Network™, Women of Inspiration™ Awards, Women of Inspiration™ Podcast, Women of Inspiration™ Book, UWomen Magazine, and SupportHER™ champions for women in their networks, workplaces, and communities.

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