Articles Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Kara Alicia Kennish

Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Kara Alicia Kennish, Owner and Operator, Tim Hortons Franchise Owner | 100 Women of Inspiration Book Contributor

When the world knocks you down, pull up your “big girl panties”. Several years ago, my life as I knew it was traumatically pulled from under my feet. A life path I felt was clear and direct, was suddenly in shambles. After a good cry, a lot of wine, and the support of “my rocks” family and friends, I now faced two options. Let this chapter in my story define me, or pull up my big girl panties, remember who the F*** I am, and become the version of myself that I always dreamed to be. “I’ll take on the world, after my morning coffee”. As a third generation TH franchisee I have had the fortune of being surrounded by inspirational people. Those who were leaders, changemakers, storytellers, visionaries and who made an impact in our business and our communities. I have aspired to use their influence to utilize my platform and impact the world in my own unique way.

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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, Women of Inspiration™ Book, UWomen Magazine, and SupportHER ™ elevating male leaders who champion women in their networks, workplaces, and communities. 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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