PEI Business Women's Association Announces New Executive Director

01 May 2018 9:00 AM | Shannon Pratt (Administrator)

PEI Business Women’s Association is excited to welcome Margaret Magner as the new Executive Director of the association. The Executive Director of PEIBWA is integral to the continued development and management of the member-based not-for-profit organization that empowers and inspires Island women to succeed in their business endeavours by providing advisory services, opportunities for development, and connections with other women in business.

Magner was Director of Bioscience Development at the University of Prince Edward Island and continues to teach for its Faculty of Business and Department of English. Her company Magner Ink specializes in communication services. 

With a Ph.D. from York University, she has taught in colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S.  At the University of Southern California, she was a presidential speechwriter; Senior Writer in Development Communications during a $2.8 billion fundraising campaign; and Director of Corporate Relations for the Marshall School of Business. In New York, she served as Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation, heading up its fundraising department.

A produced playwright and a screenwriter, she is also a Governor of The National Theatre School of Canada.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors we are very excited to have Margaret Magner joins us as the new Executive Director of the PEI Business Women’s Association,” commented Board president, Sharon Keller. “We look forward to seeing what new initiatives Margaret and the PEIBWA team can spearhead in growing the organization and supporting our existing members. This will be a great year celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Association and we are sure Margaret will help it flourish.”

Margaret Magner’s new role as Executive Director of the Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association was announced at the recent 2018 Women in Business Symposium. “I’m thrilled to be working with PEIBWA’s Board of Directors, talented staff, and dynamic membership,” says Magner. “The organization was seminal to me when I launched my own business, and it continues to empower and inspire Island women to achieve their professional goals. I’m honoured to be part of that process.” 

Margaret joins the PEI Business Women’s Association team at the start of May 2018.


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