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Congratulations to 2020 Top 150 Finalists and 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Award Recipietnts


With gratitude to our team of UWN National Ambassadors and Selection Committee for all your support! I could not continue to move these mountains without you! Lindsay Harle-Kadatz (she/her), Kyla Lee, Sarah Hawco, CPA CA, CIRP, LLM, Q. Arb, CFE, Lindsay Sill, Siobhan Calderbank, MA, CMP, PMP, CTDP, Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt BRLS, B.Ed, MBA, Dana Levenson, and special thank you to our WOI2020 Selection Committee, Donna Dahl, Deb Milimaka Miles, Karen Sherbut, Rhonda Goldberg, Armineh Global, and Elizabeth Blake-Thomas.

The culture we have created over the past seven years is built on relationships, inclusivity, and a non-judgment environment. I am immensely proud of our dedicated team of leaders from across Canada, the USA, and the UK who continue to inspire me daily!

On behalf of our Selection Committee, Chair, 2016 Women of Inspiration™ Lifetime Award Winner, please see the message Donna Dahl a message to our Top 150 Finalists and 2020 Women of Inspiration Award Winners.

A message from our Selection Committee Chair, 2020 Women of Inspiration Award WInners, and Top 150 Finalists. Meet 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Award Winners.

Congratulations! There is no greater recognition than the acknowledgment presented by one’s peers through nomination for an award. Such is the significance of the Women of Inspiration™ Awards.

To the women who submitted documents for review in the 2020 competition, know that most members of the Selection Committee were once nominees and have won this award. They have walked where you walked. They grew as you have grown just by accepting your nomination. I applaud the work and the spirit of my incredible committee: Karen Sherbut, Rhonda Goldberg, Deb Milimaka Miles, Elizabeth Blake Thomas, and Armineh Keshishian.

On behalf of the WOI2020 Awards Selection Committee, I congratulate all the women who have participated in the nomination process. Your courage is worthy of note.

For those of you who stepped forward and completed your nomination packages, you demonstrated to us that your achievements matter and deserve appreciation. You made our job tougher than tough. We encourage you to continue to build the recognition you deserve. For those of you are award recipients, know that what you do stands out. We look forward to your continued participation as a member of the WOI Alumni. 

With Sincerity and Respect, Donna P. Dahl, WOI2020 Selection Committee Chair, 2016 Woman of Inspiration™ for Lifetime Achievement

Thank you to our SupportHER’s. We could not move these mountains without you!

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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. 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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