Our Story Canadian Business Chicks

Canadian Business Chicks is a community of professional and entrepreneurial women with a passion for business and profit who embrace life with courage, confidence, commitment and integrity. The Nest is a non-judgmental environment for women at all stages of life and business to build relevant and authentic connections. The Nest provides members a platform to connect, empower, learn and celebrate through Monthly Breaky networking events, business directory, speaker platform, Annual Women of Inspiration Awards, Special Events including International Women’s Day, BOSS Chicks Authentic Mentorship Program, and The Nest Foundation.

Canadian Business Chicks partners with Corporations, Women’s Organizations, Universities, Colleges, and Non-Profit Organizations that align with core values to provide members with the tools, resources, and support women need to grow personally and professionally. Canadian Business Chicks believe every woman has a story and together we are stronger. The Nest Foundation empowers single moms, female entrepreneurs and programs to end domestic violence with each membership. The Nest is a space for women to share their stories and receive support without judgement – an inclusive environment that welcomes women at all stages of life and career. Here in The Nest, our shared values strengthen our sense of connection and belonging.

The Four Pillars

About Pillar - Canadian Business Chicks

Connect

Our breaky series, social media communications, marketplaces, and Nest chats are how we can connect continuously.

BOSS Chicks Authentic Mentorship Program - Canadian Business Chicks

Learn

We are always growing and learning. Mentorship, teaching, speaking and self care all part of the journey.

The Nest Foundation - Canadian Business Chicks

Empower

Community involvement is how we can give back to those that need it the most.

The Four Pillars - Women of Inspiration

Celebrate

Women can’t be celebrated enough. Women of Inspiration and International Women’s Day are two ways to do that.

The Nest

Shared Values

Courage

Confidence

Commitment

Integrity

It takes courage to ask for help, to show vulnerability, to stand out in the crowd. Together we conquer our fears and forge our path.

It takes courage to ask for help, to show vulnerability, to stand out in the crowd. Together we conquer our fears and forge our path.

It takes courage to ask for help, to show vulnerability, to stand out in the crowd. Together we conquer our fears and forge our path.

It takes courage to ask for help, to show vulnerability, to stand out in the crowd. Together we conquer our fears and forge our path.

Monica Kretschmer’s Story Founder, CEO

Monica F. Kretschmer, Founder & CEO - Canadian Business Chicks

"I wake every day knowing my contribution and purpose in the world, and I feel truly blessed for all of life’s lessons, experiences, connections and relationships with such amazing people."

An entrepreneur at heart, Monica started her first venture – an interior decorating business – at the age of 23. She was also a founding employee of WestJet Airlines in 1995 and Enerjet Airlines in 2008.

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration and The Nest Foundation. Monica is a native Calgarian and entrepreneur at heart with a passion for building authentic and relevant connections, empowering women and embraces life with courage, confidence, commitment and integrity. Monica's mission is to help women truly prosper at all levels of life and business with purpose.

Ever since she hatched the idea for Canadian Business Chicks and its Nest in 2014 and Women of Inspiration in 2015, Monica has been carrying a torch brighter than the one atop the Calgary Tower, spreading the word and building excitement around her ambitious vision. And given her knack for inspiring others and making people believe anything is possible, the success of the Nest should come as no surprise.

“I wake every day knowing my contribution and purpose in the world, and I feel truly blessed for all of life’s lessons, experiences, connections and relationships with such amazing people,” says Monica. “I’m grateful to be part of such an amazing community of women and look forward to watching it grow. Together we are stronger.”

Monica Kretschmer's Signature

It takes a village to raise a child and endless collaboration to create something wonderful.

Empowering Women The Nest Foundation

We believe that every woman has a story and together we are stronger. Our founder’s vision is to empower women to truly prosper at all levels of business and in life. We provide opportunities for women who need a hand up to become a part of The Nest, gain employment experience, and build authentic connections with women that believe together we are stronger. We pay it forward by donating a portion from every membership to The Nest Foundation to empower female entrepreneurs, and support programs to end domestic violence.

Every woman has a story... your story does not define you... it EMPOWERS you! – Monica Kretschmer

We are committed to creating opportunities for everyone to contribute to make change in our world and passionate about building a circle of reciprocity that empowers others. We believe that every woman has value and worth and together our collective contribution can make a significant impact in the lives of our fellow sisters. A portion of every membership will be donated to The Nest Foundation to empower a woman.

We are proud to collaborate with other value based organizations that believe in empowering women and paying it forward in the community. Interested in collaborating? Contact us.

The Nest Foundation

Good People, Good Words

Women of Inspiration for me is really something that has walked the road of challenges and joys, and to share that with others in their lives, just really to foster growth and community amongst each other. I’m excited to be part of this event that really was doing that and a celebration of these incredible women in Calgary.

Lisa G. 
Founder of Candy Event Consulting

Lisa G. 
Founder of Candy Event Consulting

Women of Inspiration for me is someone who really has a story and is not afraid to share it. I’m inspired by their stories and I think that when we are able to find a voice and put that story out there, it really is something that can resonate with a lot of other people and really inspire them.

Joanne Penn, Chef

This is a testimonial given for Canadian Business Chicks.

Monica has created an inclusive community, Canadian Business Chicks, for entrepreneur women to thrive, build their business and build meaningful relationships with other business women. Her vision to create a platform to connect entrepreneurs, professional and women’s organizations is coming to fruition. Her business model is rooted in giving back, core values and supporting loal organizations through philanthropic activities and has donated thousands to local community organizations. On an annual basis, she hosts the Women of Inspiration Awards recognizing and celebrating women making a difference in the world. I have no doubt the Canadian Business Chicks will continue to help many women achieve their dreams, and make a difference in the world… all inspired and led by Monica Kretschmer.

Charmaine Hammond
Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author

Charmaine H.
 Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author