Articles Women of Inspiration™ Podcast EP3 – Sappho Hanson Smythe

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast EP3 – Sappho Hanson Smythe, Songwriter, Musician | Women of Inspiraiton™ Cultural Ambassador

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast with Monica Kretschmer interviews inspiring and fearless female CEOs, entrepreneurs, visionaries, thought leaders, and changemakers who lead, inspire and motivate. Hear what inspired her on her path, how she overcomes challenges and what fuels her purpose.

In this episode EP3, we interview Sappho Hanson Smythe, Songwriter, Artist, 2019 Women of Inspiration™ Cultural Ambassador Award.

I began writing and singing songs as a larva, went on to study Digital Audio Production and Musical Theatre Performance in college, and quickly became obsessed with the intersection of art and tech after moving to Toronto and experiencing Virtual Reality. I was immediately hooked, and started managing a VR lounge in order to find an outlet for my enthusiasm (while teaching voice & theory on the weekends). Since discovering my passion for furthering the noble cause of cultural and technological advancement I have demoed tech at festivals & trade shows, spoken on future-focused panels (the most recent being Canadian Music Week), produced my first 360 VR music video (and in doing so my director and I became the first people to integrate Tilt Brush graphics with live-action in a 360 performance piece), and I am overjoyed to announce that my first solo sci-pop album will be coming out later this summer! Titled Time Machine, it explores sci-fi concepts, new social issues, and speculates on the issues we may face in the coming years. Release dates will be announced at, or on social media @sapphosvoice, so stay tuned & thanks for reading!

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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. 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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