Margaret Magner, Ph.D, M.A., M.P.W.
Margaret Magner is Executive Director of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She has taught in Canadian and U.S. universities and held a number of positions, including Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation; Presidential Speechwriter, Development Communications Senior Writer, and Corporate Relations Director at the University of Southern California; and Director of Bioscience Development at UPEI, where she continues to teach for the Faculty of Business and Department of English. Her company Magner Ink specializes in communication services. She is a Governor of the National Theatre School of Canada.
PEI Project Coordinator, Atlantic Canada Women's Growth Partnership
Rose FitzPatrick has a strong background in project and events management, with more than twenty years’ experience in research, writing, communications, marketing, business development, and community and government relations.
She’s held various positions within private sector, government, and not-for-profit organizations working within the IT, media, film and television, tourism, and biotechnology industries. She’s led several pan-Atlantic business building missions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. From 2007 – 2019, she was manager of marketing and communications for the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance.
Rural Women's Business Centre Manager
Shelley Jessop is the Manager of the PEI Business Women's Association's Rural Women’s Business Centre in Central Bedeque. Shelley recently relocated to PEI and brings a diverse background of experience. She is a Certified Resume’ Strategist with 10 years of experience working in career and employment services, most recently with the YW Women’s Employment Resource Centre in Calgary, AB, where she supervised the centre and created programming to support women with achieving their career goals. With roots as a chemical technologist and entrepreneur, she was self-employed in rural Alberta for more than 10 years and has hands-on experience starting multiple businesses from the ground up, including a contracting company, farm-direct business raising lamb, and a clay art studio. Passionate about lifelong learning, she believes in the power of building strong communities of support to achieve business success.
Business Development and Membership Officer
Jane MacIsaac is the Business Development and Membership Officer of the PEI Business Women’s Association. Jane has extensive logistics, data analytics and trade experience internationally both in public and private sectors. This includes experience promoting exporting for Island business entrepreneurs. She holds an eMBA and is educated in STEM and healthcare disciplines, which provides for a wide perspective and demonstrates her passion for lifelong learning. Jane was born and raised in PEI and is thrilled to be a part of supporting Island companies to inspire and succeed. Elle est aussi Acadienne et bilingue!
Communications and Engagement Officer
Kelly Mullaly is the Communications and Engagement Officer of the PEI Business Women's Association. She brings a broad range of experience to the role with her background in communications, radio and television production, non-profit fundraising, administration and management and as a former small business owner/operator.
Armed with an MBA and 25 years of experience managing global teams and initiatives Pat lived the international life working with Fortune 100 companies in the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. Moving to PEI in 2010, Pat enjoyed teaching at the UPEI Faculty of Business while wrapping up her corporate career. Now retired, she is developing her own business while contributing to her community and municipality with the Electoral Boundaries Commission and other volunteer activities. Pat takes great pleasure in meeting with past students, who are now PEI’s business future, and is now bringing her knowledge of systems and coordination to her role as PEIBWA's Office Administrator.