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 to build a legacy and support the health, wellness, and financial freedom of single mommas and their children.

The Nest Foundation empowers women to rebuild lives for themselves and their children with health, wellness, financial freedom and a memorable experience. The Nest Foundation partners with organizations who believe together we are stronger and can make a difference in the lives of others. The Nest Foundations transforms lives from the under ordinary to the extraordinary.

We pay it forward by donating a portion from every membership to The Nest Foundation to empower single mommas and support programs to end domestic violence.

Canadian Business Chicks partners with Corporations, Women’s Organizations, Universities, Colleges, Associations 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 mommas and programs to end domestic violence. The Nest is a space for women to connect, empower, learn and celebrate. The Nest is an inclusive and diverse environment that welcomes women at all stages of life and career. We believe in the power of mentorship and social entrepreneurship, and creating a ripple effect to inspire others to be more and do more.

I look forward to welcoming you to experiencing The Nest and being a part of our incredible journey!

The Four Pillars

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Connect

Our breaky series, social media communications, marketplaces, and Monthly Nest Mastermind Calls are how we connect, build trust and authentic connections.

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.

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Celebrate

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

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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 "why" and that I am living On Purpose. I feel truly blessed for all of life’s lessons, experiences, authentic connections and relationships with the extraordinary men and women. I look forward to welcoming you to The Nest and can only promise that I will share my CRAZY! My CRAZY for embracing the extraordinary, turning the impossible into the possible, living life to the fullest, living in the present , loving like CRAZY, and knowing without a doubt we are all meant to live life On Purpose!"

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration, 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 and lives "On Purpose".

Monica is an inspirational speaker, visionary, Alberta Flood Hero, 2017 Women Build Ambassador, Nest Creator, 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, in the Metro, Calgary Herald and book The Rising by Taylor Lambert. Monica stepped into her power through adversity and believes that anything is possible with: a positive attitude, a passion bigger than life, a disruptor mindset, living in the moment, ignoring the naysayers, loving larger than life, and never -ever giving up on your dreams!

Since launching Canadian Business Chicks in May 2014, Monica has broken traditional barriers and silos by embracing collaboration and diversity. In three short years, Monica has build a recognizable brand across Canada and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies, non-profits, venture capitalists, and women’s organizations. Since Monica launched Women of Inspiration as a legacy event to honor a woman who helped her overcome adversity in 2015, she has tripled her attendance and opened nominations across Canada to recognize women who inspire others to greatness in eleven categories. Monica is a proud single mom to her young son, loves to travel, meditate, run and pay it forward in the community, and is inspired by the thousands of women she meets! Monica believes every woman has a story and together we can move mountains to make an impact in our local community and around the globe.

“I wake every day knowing my contribution and living On Purpose. I feel truly blessed for all of life’s lessons, experiences, authentic connections and relationships with extraordinary people,” says Monica. “I’m grateful to be part of such an dynamic and inspirational community of women (and men) and excited to that you are on this journey with me to grow Canadian Business Chicks across Canada and Global Women of Inspiration. I truly believe,"together we are stronger. Let's move those mountains.”

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“A woman of inspiration is a confident and authentic woman passionate about her cause, she is not afraid to take risks or ask for help, she embraces vulnerability, she empowers other women through her actions, she has unwavering determination, and she takes on and overcomes challenges with grace and dignity. A woman of inspiration is empowered and not defined by her story … every woman has a story!” – Monica Kretschmer - Founder and CEO Canadian Business Chicks

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. Monica believes, your story does not define you... it empowers you!

The Nest Foundation empowers women to rebuild lives for themselves and their children with health, wellness, financial freedom and a memorable experience. The Nest Foundation partners with organizations who believe together we are stronger and can make a difference in the lives of others. The Nest Foundations transforms lives from the under ordinary to the extraordinary.

We pay it forward by donating a portion from every membership to The Nest Foundation to empower single mommas 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 to me is someone who is not afraid to be who they are, and to be able to go out and show that to people, and also just stand up for what they believe in and what’s important to them.

Nicole Sgarbossa, Communications Coordinator of Homefront Calgary

This is a testimonial given for Canadian Business Chicks.

Being among so many inspiring women at the Women of Inspiration Nominee Celebration Luncheon was incredibly energizing.

Stephanie McLean - Minister Status of Women

Stephanie McLean - Women of Inspiration

It’s inspirational, sometimes people that are in the audience thinks ‘as hard as I tried, there are barriers in the way to me really being all I can be”, weather it’s a relationship their end, weather it’s a job – the dead end job, weather it’s the way they’re treating in the workplace, and if it inspires them in that way to be all they can be and then to pay that forward, I think that’s part of the Women of Inspiration vision as well, as far as where we want to see this energy flow. Made me think back to the Famous Five and the pioneering women who you brought those people together…

Diane Colley-Urquhart
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ward 13 Calgary, AB

Diane C.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ward 13 Calgary, AB