Board of Directors

The PEI Business Women's Association is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who meet at least six times a year and provide strategic direction, fiscal oversight, and governance for the Association and its operational staff. There are a minimum of five (5) directors and a maximum of nine (9) directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting (held in February) from the active members in good standing of the Association.  Directors serve a two (2) year term, with a maximum number of 3 consecutive terms. 

Current approved bylaws of the Association can be viewed here (pdf format)


 Mary Jane Webster MBA, President

Re/Max Charlottetown
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 Maria Dow CA, Treasurer

Maria is a manager with Grant Thornton LLP in the Privately Held Business group.  With eight years of public practice experience,  Maria works with owner-managed organizations to help them unlock their potential for growth and achieve their goals.  She provides accounting and taxation services for both personal and corporate clients, and works with charities and not-for-profit organizations. 

She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island prior to attaining her Chartered Accountant designation at the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy. 

Maria is a CPA mentor with CPA Canada and volunteers with Junior Achievement and the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

 

 Colleen McKie, Secretary 

Colleen is an avid animal lover and tea drinker and has a book collection that would rival that of any small bookstore. When she isn’t working she’s reading, writing or creating something sparkly. The last ten years of her life have been dedicated to words and she has worked as a blogger, ghost-writer, online editor and co-founded Fierce Ink Press.

As the owner of Savvy Fox Services, Colleen is dedicated to helping authors produce their best work, focusing on the writing and editing side of things by offering everything from a writing mentorship to a final proofread of your book.

 Kimberley Norgaard CA

Kimberley has worked in public accounting since 2008 having joined Bradley Handrahan Chartered Professional Accountants in 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Dalhousie University in 2008 graduating on the Dean’s List. Kimberley graduated from the CA School of Business in January 2011, receiving her CA designation in June 2011. Kimberley is the Manager at Bradley Handrahan with a focus on assurance work for not-for-profits and compilation and taxation services for small businesses.

Kimberley grew up in Amherst, Nova Scotia and currently lives in Charlottetown with her husband Chris and daughter Sofia. Kimberley served as Treasurer of the board of directors from February 2013-September 2016.

 Sarah Dunphy

Sarah joined Ooka Island in 2014 where she leads the Customer Success team. She makes sure every child has a positive experience and ensures the customer’s voice is instrumental in driving product development. Sarah is excited to be a part of the PEIBWA and looks forward to playing a role in empowering women to achieve their goals. She recently graduated from UPEI and holds a Honours degree in Business and Information Technology.

 

 Annie MacEachern

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 Stephanie Andrews 

Investors Group

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 Stefanie Corbett

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 Ashley LeFort 

Invesco
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