Articles Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Connie Jakab

Connie Jakab – Women of Inspiration™ Podcast | CEO, Brave Tribe, Senior Manager Wellness Innovate | @ConnieJakab | @ConnieJakab

100 Women of Inspiration™ Book Contributor | 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Health and Wellness Advocate

I remember working with youth at risk in East Vancouver early in my mental health and resilience career. I remember referring to “those kids from those families.” I cared deeply about helping them but I only had book knowledge on how to work with these youth. I eventually abandoned the traditional practice and opened my own hip hop dance space in an old warehouse where we began teaching about mental health, resilience, and the power of community through hip hop. It was a beautiful time.

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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. She has 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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