Event Details & Tickets
2019 Women of Inspiration
Join us as we celebrate extraordinary women who lead with purpose, make an impact in their community, and raise the bar for women globally. Don’t miss joining our inclusive event celebrating Women of Inspiration who pave the path for others to follow in their footsteps.
National Women of Inspiration Gala
Awards Gala | Keynote| Dinner | Live Entertainment
Calgary, AB – October 3 – The Westin * Black Tie
Toronto, ON – October 9 – Metropolitan Centre *Black Tie
About Women of Inspiration Awards
Founder, and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Monica Kretschmer created Women of Inspiration as a legacy event to honor a woman who inspired her to greatness. A Woman of Inspiration is an extraordinary woman who leads by example, lives with purpose and inspires others to be more and do more. She is a modern-day hero, innovator and role model who leads by example with courage.
We will award Woman of Inspiration Awards in 23 diverse Award Categories: Advocate and Catalyst for Change; Lifetime Achievement; Game Changer, Millennial Star, Difference Maker, Authentic Leader, Cultural Ambassador, Trailblazer, Mompreneur, Unsung Hero (Police, RCMP, Firefighters, Military), and Power Partners. See Category Descriptions for complete #WOI2019 Category Descriptions including new categories to recognize: Youth Excellence, Innovation Award, Indigenous Leaders, Rural Leaders, and Inspire Awards to recognize Power Partners who champion for women.
Women of Inspiration are nominated from all stages of business and life representing all industries. Previous nominees have included women from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds: entrepreneurs, businesswomen, professionals, executives, scientists, arts and media, not-for-profits, journalists, thought leaders, authors, athletes, lawyers, doctors, musicians, innovators, advocates and women in public service from across Canada. Every woman has a story.
Women of Inspiration Awards offers an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with women and men who are groundbreakers and newsmakers. The Inspire Summit is about celebrating women on a national scale. It’s about connecting. It’s about our strategic partners who align with our values for both men and women committed to advancing women in business and validating their achievement. Watch VIDEO from last year!
Monica Kretschmer – Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks @cdnbizchicks
Monica is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration Awards, SupportHER elevating male business leaders who empower women in the workplace. And 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 and entrepreneur at heart with a passion for building authentic connections, empowering women and embraces life with courage, confidence, commitment, and integrity. Monica’s mission is to inspire women to lead with a purpose and prosper in business and life.
Monica is an inspirational speaker, visionary, 2019 UN She Innovated Award Recipient, 2013 Alberta Flood Hero by the Premier of Alberta, 2017 Women Build Ambassador, Women of Influence Nominee, Master Connector, and Disruptor with an abundance of energy, and passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Monica has been featured on CTV, Global News, Alberta Primetime, Stand Out Publications, Conversational Currency, Sirius XM Radio Canada, QR770 News, Metro News, Calgary Herald and story of resiliency and hope in The Rising by Taylor Lambert. Monica stepped into her power as a woman and mother through adversity. She believes challenges are gifts and anything is possible with a positive mindset, supportive network, and belief in one’s abilities.
Women of Inspiration is about celebrating women on a national scale. It’s about connecting. It’s about our strategic partners who align with our values for both men and women committed to advancing women in business and validating their achievements. Women of Inspiration Awards offers an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with women and men who are groundbreakers and newsmakers.