<< First  < Prev   1   2   3   4   5   ...   Next >  Last >> 
  • 12 May 2023 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    Come join the PEI Business Women’s Association as our new Communications and Events Officer as we celebrate our 30th anniversary supporting women in business on PEI!

    We are seeking a professional, energetic and qualified team player to produce the organization’s communications and events. Based in our Charlottetown office, this is a full-time position.

    The salary range is $55,000 to $62,000 annually, with the flexibility to work one day per week from home. You will receive four weeks vacation annually, plus Christmas until New Year’s Day paid time off. You are eligible for 15 days sick time per year and can participate in PEIBWA’s group medical and dental benefits paid 100% by PEIBWA.

    See full job posting: PEIBWA Communications and Events Officer May 2023.pdf

  • 14 Apr 2023 2:42 PM | Anonymous

    Summary of Project: To create a book reflecting the contributions of women in business in Prince Edward Island. We see this book as a celebration of PEI business women over the years. The focus will be PEI women who created and led their businesses despite the odds and will include examples of female trailblazers from various industries. It will begin with an introduction to PEIBWA's 30-year history and contributions.


    • Collaborate with the PEIBWBA team to create a vision, tone, look and feel for the book commensurate with the project budget.

    • Outline and manage the steps to get the book to print.

    • Create a detailed table of contents and develop the manuscript (with support from the PEIBWA team).   

    • Recommend ideal format and page length for the book.

    • Include profiles, photos and interviews in the book. 

    • Create and manage the cover design. 

    • Copyedit, provide sample spreads for the PEIBWA team to review. 

    • Full typeset / book design of the manuscript. 

    • Once the manuscript is approved by both teams, provide a thorough copy edit and proofread. 

    • Conduct a final proofread. 

    • Prime book project management, operations, liaison with editors, book designer, printer, distributor and any other team members. 

    • Coordinate printing quotes, timelines and file delivery to the printers, and provide print run recommendations. 

    • Once the manuscript and files are sent to the printer, coordinate printer proofs and oversee the printing process and book delivery to PEIBWA.

    • Book release date - October 1st, 2023

    If you are interested in this project please submit a proposal by April 21, 2023 at 12 noon. Outline the tasks required to ensure success, proposed timeline, total fee (including expenses) to complete the work outlined above. Please include two references and relevant examples of your work.  

    Proposals will be evaluated on a number of criteria including: previous experience, price, availability, and references.

    If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Heather Nicholson, Communications and Events Officer, PEI Business Women’s Association by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at

    PEIBWA RFP 30th Anniversary Book 2023.docx.pdf

  • 24 Aug 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    What is the name of your business?

    Katrin Georgi Design Inc.

    Business Website

    What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?

    I am originally from Germany where I studied architecture and worked for several years as an architect in Germany. In 1998 I immigrated to Canada, and over the past 23 years I worked for several architectural offices as an architectural technologist (since I never wrote my architectural exams here in Canada, I can't officially call myself an architect here in this country). While working in Ontario I took several building code courses and wrote the exams to qualify as a Designer with a BCIN number. During my 23 years in Ontario I gained substantial experience in institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects (new, additions and renovations). I was also in charge of color and material selections and the coordination for all the different projects, which is one of my favorite parts in the entire planning and construction process. In recent years I focused more on the residential side of the business, and enjoy the design of new homes for clients, but as well as renovation projects of existing older homes. When I moved to PEI I started a job with a local architectural design studio, but realized that I want to focus on creating a personal connection with the clients, help them to build their dream home and make the entire design & building process an enjoyable experience.

    How long have you owned your business?

    one year

    What challenges have you overcome?

    Being new in the area, being a first time business owner, and getting used to not having an entire team to work with.

    What have your successes been?

    Meeting very nice and satisfied clients, staying in business for the first year now, and having met many nice trades and creating a network.

    What services does your business provide?

    KGDesign provides design and drafting services for clients, contractors, building suppliers and developers. This includes design for residential and commercial projects of Part 9 of the National Building Code and as per subsection 25(3) of the PEI Architects Act. The company helps clients to visualize and design their dream home, be it new construction, an addition to, or renovation of an existing building. This includes concept, permit and construction drawings for simple deck designs, garages, cottages, and residential house designs. I also offer color and material consultation and design.

    What sets you apart from your competitors?

    The depth of my experience (e.g. building code knowledge, etc.), flexibility, creating and maintaining a friendly client - contractor - relationship. Focusing on the clients needs.

    What areas do you serve?

    Mostly the eastern part of PEI, but I also have clients on the West Side of side of the island. And I also provide services in Ontario

    Is there something else we need to know about your business or that you would like to add?

    I like to keep a healthy balance between work and my personal life, that I share with my two dogs & two cats. I enjoy spending time outdoors, discover the island and some of those amazing old buildings (my passion is old farmhouses, old schoolhouses, etc. and also renovated a few those in the past 20 years) .

  • 03 Aug 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    This week, Jin (Cathy) Wen from Wenever Pastry is in the spotlight. Cathy joined as a PEIBWA Member in June and her pastry business is an upfront store located in Summerside!

    Name of Business: Wenever Pastry Inc.

    What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?

    I worked at HSBC as a marketing manager for many years. After I realized that my talent and passion was in the kitchen, I quit my job and went to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to start over. After graduation and starting working in Paris as a pâtissier, I decided to pursue this profession as my career. I tried to attend some competitions like Chocolate Salon in Paris, and had the opportunity to work with many amazing chefs. During this time, I drew a lot of inspiration and ideas from my job. After a coupIe of years, I decided to open my own pastry shop.

    How long have you owned your business?

    I registered the brand name "Wenever Pastry" in 2019 when I worked in Paris and I opened up the physical shop in June 2022.

    What have your successes been?

    This is the very first time for me to run a business, and I haven’t had any successful experience before. But I have faith in my business .

    What services does your business provide?

    We focus on the cream puff related products, and we accept pre-order for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. We also provide service to local businesses as a food vendor, such as designing unique pastries for cafes and restaurants.

    What sets you apart from your competitors?

    We want to focus on the French pasty and keep learning and innovating the products. We want to introduce authentic French flavors to our customers.

    What areas do you serve?

    We provide service for the entire Island. 

    How can people contact you?

  • 02 Aug 2022 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is pleased to announce that Sarah Bennetto O’Brien, owner of The Handpie Company located in Albany, PEI is the winner of the 2022 Sensational Summer PitchFest Competition launched in May. This program – the first of its kind in PEI – was a competitive pitch competition for women entrepreneurs from across PEI seeking to grow and expand their operations.

    Judges – Cathy Bennett, Founding Manager & Partner, Sandpiper Ventures; Martie Murphy, Co-Owner, D.P. Murphy; Cathy Rose, Owner-Operator, Rose Dental Lab/Seaspray PEI Vacation Rentals & PEI Business Advisory Services; and Margaret Magner, CEO, PEIBWA - determined that O’Brien’s project had the most potential for success and would benefit from the $15,000 cash prize. The Handpie Company is in the process of scaling up its operations and capacity with an ambitious expansion of facility space from 2,400 to 11,000 square feet this fall.

    PEIBWA CEO, Margaret Magner was impressed by the quality of all the competition applicants. (...)

    Funding for PEIBWA’s Sensational Summer PitchFest 2022 was provided by the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, as well as the Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Project through ACOA.

    To read our Press Release, CLICK HERE

    To Learn More about this Program, CLICK HERE.

  • 15 Jul 2022 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Copper Bottom Brewing Company to launch the Copper Bottom x PEIBWA Micro Grant Program!

    Copper Bottom is releasing a beer called “Betty’s Ale”, commemorating Island singer- songwriter Ashley Condon's mother, as part of their GiveBack Initiative series. (...)

    $1 from each can or pint of this beer sold will be donated to PEIBWA, which will then be used to support a micro-grant program to advance Island women in business.

    (...) This Micro Grant program is a member-only funding opportunity designed to help new, growing, and established women entrepreneurs through a non-repayable grant and business skills support. Five $500 micro grants will be awarded through this partnership. Applications will remain open until Friday, August 12, 2022, at midnight.

    To read our Press Release, CLICK HERE

    To Learn More about this Program, CLICK HERE.

  • 13 Jul 2022 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    This week, we present you Lindsay Law from Youth Rising Coaching Services Inc. Lindsay is an alumni of our Accelerate HER PEI Program!

    Name of Business: Youth Rising Coaching Services Inc.

    What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?

    I worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist for 10 years before I took some time to be home with my children.  Through raising my children, I became passionate about the importance of youth mental health and started conversations with our children about caring for their brains early. I now help youth embrace confidence and self love so that they are ready for life's challenges.

    How long have you owned your business? 

    I have owned my business for 1 year now.

    What have your challenges been? How did you overcome them? 

    I knew that I wanted to help families and youth and I knew that I had a lot to offer from what I had learned through my experience, but I wanted to be able to offer more so that I could help them to a higher degree.  This is why I became certified as a youth life coach so that I could really help youth make the changes they needed for better life long mental health.

    What have your successes been?  

    My big successes are when I hear a teen or tween tell me the impact that coaching has had for them. "I have more confidence with friends at school and I don't worry as much about what others say about me." and "I can try anything, because I know that no matter the outcome, I'm ok with me."

    What services does your business provide? 

    I help youth embrace confidence and self love so that they can navigate the challenges of life with more compassion and kindness towards themselves.  This allows them to say no when it really matters, avoid self harm activities, ask for help when they really need it and be willing to accept themselves even when they fail.  I provide this support through 1:1 coaching.

    I help parents show up as the parents they want to to support their teen/tweens self love journey with confidence and curiosity.  I teach parents to communicate acceptance of their youth in any situation.  I provide this support through a parent e-course, 1:1 coaching and free parent workshops.

    What sets you apart from your competitors?

    I have 6 children and have personally dealt with self love and confidence challenges as a youth and as a mother with children who have struggled to see their value.  My own personal experience as well as my training make me well fitted to serving my customers to the highest level.  I don't just teach skills, I coach to help my clients get to the root of what is holding them back from true self acceptance and confidence.

    What areas do you serve?

    I serve youth and parents all over North America.

    How can people contact you? 

  • 12 Jul 2022 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is pleased to announce that six Island women entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists for the 2022 Sensational Summer PitchFest Competition launched in May.

    Congratulations to the six finalists:

    These six companies will receive one-on-one pitch coaching by industry experts – before participating in the live pitch competition with the opportunity to receive $15,000 to grow and expand their operations. The live event will be held in Charlottetown on Wednesday, July 27th where one deserving company will be announced the winner of PEIBWA’s Sensational Summer PitchFest 2022.

    Read our Press Release HERE

    To Learn More about this Program, click HERE

  • 06 Jul 2022 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    This week, we introduce you to Paige Martin from PEI Pelvic and Breast Health. Paige joined as a PEIBWA Member in January 2022.

    Name of Business:  PEI Pelvic and Breast Health Inc. 

    What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?

     I was working as a physiotherapist in an orthopedic clinic when I started doing additional training in pelvic health. I quickly realized that women's pelvic health in our province was greatly underserved. I knew that the only way to make a change was to dedicate my full practice to treating pelvic and breast conditions. So I did just that, I left my ortho caseload and opened a clinic dedicated to treating women's pelvic health. 

    How long have you owned your business?

     June 2021

    What challenges have you overcome?

    It was very nerve wracking leaving a full ortho caseload, not knowing if I would even be busy enough to stay afloat. It is a double edged sword, I am incredibly busy, but that means there are a lot of women who still need help. 

    What have your successes been? 

    Every time I get an email from a patient telling me their successes, I take it on as my own. "I no longer have pain with sex" or "I can jump on a trampoline with my kids and not pee my pants" or "I had the best birth experience I could have hoped for".

    Have you had any unexpected surprises?

    Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to make monthly lube orders haha

    What services does your business provide? 

    • Incontinence
    • Urinary Frequency & Urgency
    • Diastasis Recti
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Constipation
    • Low back pain
    • Tailbone pain
    • Pelvic girdle pain
    • Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Pregnancy related pain
    • Internal pelvic pain, including:
      • Vaginismus - involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina
      • Endometriosis - the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus and/or other organs
      • Interstitial Cystitis - chronic bladder pain

    We also treat and educate those that are preparing for pregnancy, delivery and postpartum recovery, lactating parents with blocked milk ducts/mastitis, and babies with latch issues or oral restrictions.

    What sets you apart from your competitors?

    I don't like to think about other pelvic health physiotherapists as competitors, because we are all working towards the same goal. I have a great admiration for them and we often consult each other when we have challenging cases. The only difference would be that my caseload is 100% pelvic and breast as opposed to also treating typical orthopedic conditions.

    What areas do you serve?

    I treat patients island wide. I operate in Cornwall but I am currently seeing patients from Souris to Tignish. 

    How can people contact you? 

<< First  < Prev   1   2   3   4   5   ...   Next >  Last >>