Women’s Network PEI Elects New Board Chair

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Judy Herlihy is the new chair of the board of directors of Women's Network PEI.

Judy Herlihy
Judy Herlihy, the new chair of the board of directors of Women's Network PEI

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 4, 2018 – After eight years of being on the board of directors of Women’s Network PEI, Beti Andric has stepped down as board chair. Beti joined the board in 2010 after having been involved as a volunteer with the organization and became the board chair in 2013.

"Women's Network PEI is one of those organizations making real change on every level -- from improving individual women's lives through its programming to influencing positive changes in policy through advocacy and other activities. It is playing a key role in moving the Island society in the direction of eventual gender equality. The Network's brand has become noticed and recognized not only locally but also at the national level. While its work has always been important since its formation in the early 80s, at these times of raised awareness regarding women's issues, including the awareness of how fragile things can be in terms of keeping the established rights for which feminists have been fighting for so long, it is especially crucial,” said Beti Andric.

She continued, “Serving on the board of directors of such an important organization has been an honour for me, and spending time with this fantastic group of women a delight. After eight years on the board and five years in the chair role, stepping down at this time feels good as I pass the torch to the new chair, Judy Herlihy. I am leaving the organization in hands of excellent leaders, with a very strong and engaged board and dedicated executive director and staff, and in a solid funding position with several multi-year projects underway. And I am certain I will stay involved with Women's Network in other roles as it continues its valuable work."

At the Network’s 2018 Annual General Meeting held on June 25, Judy Herlihy was elected as the new board chair. Judy was serving as the vice-chair and has been with the organization since 2013. As an experienced accountant, she also retains the role as Treasurer. Judy also sits on the board of the PEI Coalition for Women in Government as Treasurer and is a valuable member of the Island feminist community.

Women’s Network PEI would like to thank Beti for eight wonderful years of service and wish Judy all the best in her new role.

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