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W. Brett Wilson – Why I SupportHER | @WBrettWilson

Meet W. Brett Wilson, one of Calgary’s best-known investment bankers, businessmen, investors, and philanthropists. He is a former dragon on the hit business show Dragons’ Den. And now a proud SupportHER member. We are so happy to have Mr. Wilson on board as the latest addition to the Canadian Business Chicks’ family!

Wilson’s tireless work as a philanthropist and passion for investing in people highlights how he truly steps up to SupportHER on many levels. His success stories – both professionally and personally – are inspiring and courageous. A Jack-of-all-trades, in his past, Brett has received countless accolades and recognition for business and philanthropic leadership, being named Alberta’s Business Person of the Year, Calgary’s Person of the Year, appointed to the Order of Canada, and an inductee in the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame.

Brett has a strong passion and love for community building. He is a leader in the push for corporate social responsibility. Brett is a firm believer in diversity – it benefits clients, businesses, and all facets of life. He also believes that in order for men to be a part of the solution moving forward, men need to understand and acknowledge the problems, come up with solutions, and actively participate and show future generations the path to follow.

Brett believes true leadership is about being a team player, and that being a team player requires empathy. In today’s ever-bustling and busy society, we seldom take the necessary time for self-care and take time for ourselves in… Click To Tweet. Brett’s work as a mental health advocate and showing vulnerability takes courage and strength.

As a father, Brett has seen obstacles women face in the business world and he wants to help. Brett is a strong and vocal leader in SupportHER!

Thank you for standing in the gap and joining our #SupportHER movement.

Article Written by

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. 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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