Articles Press Release – May 2018

Empowering Men to Empower Women to SupportHER

Nominations Closing Soon for Women of Inspiration Awards

For Immediate Release
Calgary, Alberta, May 18, 2018 – Nominations for the Canadian Business Chicks Women of Inspiration Awards close on June 15, 2018. Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Monica Kretschmer is spending the last month challenging the public to nominate and raise awareness about the important contribution made by women and the male champions in the community that SupportHER. Become a SupportHER Member!

“We know when more women in leadership roles, their organizations are more innovative, make better decisions and are more profitable. But we can’t achieve women’s equality at work if only one gender is committed to that goal. Men can be powerful allies for equality, and when men support women at work everyone benefits.” Minister Stephanie McLean, Status of Women, Government of Alberta.

“Supporting women in their career can help level the playing field for women in the business space. This is the last call for individuals to step up and nominate the amazing women all around them,” Kretschmer explains.

It’s 2018 – men are an inspiring and important part of the conversation. My vision for Women of Inspiration is to see men empowering the women in their network and nominating them and participating and being visible and participating… Click To Tweet

The awards take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at the TELUS Convention Centre. This event is open to the public and will feature inspiring keynote speakers and celebrate women who are making an impact in the community and around the globe. The awards are presented in 12 Women of Inspiration categories including our new category Power Partners promoting women and men working together.

“Not only are we excited for this event, but we want to see a high contingent of our men who are a part of the SupportHER program in attendance,” said Kretschmer.

The SupportHER membership was recently launched and elevate the male business leaders who are willing to step up and help Canadian Business Chicks bring gender inclusiveness and education to the forefront. Male champions genuinely believe in fairness, gender equality, and the development of talent in their organizations, and have a real opportunity to make a movement in business field. Let’s empower the men to empower women! This is our contribution to make an impact and empower the male business leaders to be recognized for empowering women in their network!

The keynote speaker is Barb Stegemann, CEO of 7 Virtues. Canadian Business Chicks is celebrating with 800 men and women business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, visionaries, and professionals making impactful and meaningful contributions to the business community by breaking barriers as advocates for change.

NOMIANTION FORM – Nominate a Woman of Inspiration – Deadline June 15 | Nomination Packages to be completed by midnight, June 24.
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Article Written by

Monica Kretschmer

Monica Kretschmer

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration and The Nest Foundation. Born and raised in Calgary, she is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for building authentic and relevant connections. Monica believes in empowering women and her mission is to help women thrive in business and in their personal lives. She believes in creating a place where women can work together to foster a community where diversity, innovation, recognition, mentorship and a disruptor mindset are all valued. Where women can feed their souls and their pocketbooks, all while finding much needed mentorship. A place where Purpose, with a capital P, can be found by all. 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 built 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 honour a woman who helped her overcome adversity in 2015, she has tripled her attendance and opened nominations to women across Canada. Monica’s big juicy vision is to grow Canadian Business Chicks nationally and Women of Inspiration globally. Media and Speaking Enquiries: monica@canadainbusinesschicks.com Website: http://www.canadianbusinesschicks.com

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