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.

“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.

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!

“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 at Women of Inspiration. If you are a woman with a male mentor, boss, partner, or colleague I want you to feel empowered to send them the link and challenge them to recognize you and the other amazing women they work with.” Kretschmer challenges.

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

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Article Written by

Monica Kretschmer

Monica Kretschmer

Monica is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration Awards, the SupportHER Program 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. Monica is a native Calgarian and entrepreneur at heart with a passion for building authentic connections and empowering women.

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