Articles Women of Inspiration™ Podcast EP4 – Kyla Lee

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast EP5 – Kyla Lee, Barrister, and Solicitor, Acumen Law Group 2019 Women of Inspiration™ Aboriginal Leader

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast with host Monica Kretschmer. Interviewing women making an impact, locally, nationally and globally. Join our podcast to listen to the inspiring journeys of women blazing the rails, leading by example, ignoring the naysayers and inspiring those around them to take action and dream big.

In this episode EP8, we interview, Kyla Lee, Barrister, and Solicitor, Acumen Law Group, 2019 Women of Inspiration™ Aboriginal Leader Award

Kyla Lee is Metis. She is a partner at Acumen Law Corporation. Kyla routinely appears in all levels of court in BC and has presented impaired driving and roadside prohibition cases at the SCC. She is known for her tireless advocacy, often succeeding in seemingly unwinnable cases.

Kyla is passionate about legal education and awareness. Kyla writes regular opinion columns for Vancouver Is Awesome and Huffington Post. Kyla’s legal education activities also include her weekly podcast, Driving Law and her weekly video series, Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

An outspoken defender of Charter rights and the rule of law, Kyla Lee has appeared before the House of Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee three times, and before the Standing Senate Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, to provide expert testimony about various government bills.

In addition to legal education and advocacy activities, Kyla volunteers as a mentor with the Canadian Bar Association, and lectures to the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic bi-annually. Kyla has also funded a scholarship at UBC for Indigenous Law students.

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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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