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Margaret Magner, Ph.D, M.A., M.P.W.

Executive Director

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.

margaret@peibwa.org




Rose Fitzpatrick

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.

rose@peibwa.org

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..

rose@peibwa.org

Shelley Jessop

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.

shelley@peibwa.org


Jane MacIsaac

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!

jane@peibwa.org


Kelly Mullaly

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.

kelly@peibwa.org