PEIBWA receives provincial funding to support business leadership advancement for women in rural PEI

11 Mar 2019 3:52 PM | Sparrow McGowan (Administrator)

The Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a recipient of a $10,000 Interministerial Women's Secretariat (IWS) Grant for the Effective Business Leadership Advancement for Women in Rural PEI initiative.

"We are pleased to be partnering again with the Women's Interministerial Secretariat," says PEIBWA President Miriam Vializ Briggs. "Since 2014, PEIBWA has successfully delivered innovative initiatives for Island women with significant funding from IWS. With this year's announcement, we will be able to build our capacity to serve rural PEI."

The Effective Business Leadership Advancement for Women in Rural PEI initiative will provide professional skills in leadership to women in rural PEI to further support their professional growth as leaders and entrepreneurs. To be offered in both Prince and Kings County, the initiative will include a series of workshops covering a wide range of topics, including: authentic leadership, leadership communications, developing self-awareness, successful negotiation and strategic time management.

"Business skills fostered through this initiative have the potential to strengthen PEI's rural economy by advancing women entrepreneurs and their ability to grow their businesses within and outside the region,” says Margaret Magner, PEIBWA Executive Director. "It will also support the development and recognition of rural PEI as a thriving environment for women in business."

More details on the Effective Business Leadership Advancement for Women in Rural PEI initiative will be released in the coming months.


The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization with a mandate to educate, empower and inspire PEI women to succeed in their business endeavours. Incorporated in 1993, it is the only women’s business association with an Island-wide mandate in the province and has a membership of some 450 women entrepreneurs and business professionals. PEIBWA provides advisory services, training, opportunities for development, and connections with other women in business.


Media contact:
Sparrow McGowan
Events & Communications Officer

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