Constance Robinson elected to PEIBWA Board of Directors
Feb 16, 2012
Congratulations to our colleague, Constance Robinson on being elected to the Prince Edward Island Business Womens Association (PEIBWA).
This non-profit organization provides women business owners with the resources they need to improve their growth and competitiveness. It’s mandate is to provide women with a provincial organization that will:
- Support and promote women business owners
- Provide information and educational opportunities for women business owners
- Increase community awareness regarding women active in business across the province; and,
- Be the recognized voice for women business owners in Prince Edward Island
Constance is excited by the opportunity to work with this organization. Women continue to lead business growth in small and medium sized enterprizes. From 1999 to 2009, the number of self-employed women grew by 13 percent compared with 10 percent for men. However, she believes that there is still room to accelerate these numbers. Women business owners tend to be younger than their male counterparts. (In 2007, women owners had an average of 48.5 years of age as compared with 51.1 years of age for male counterparts.) Furthermore, women business owners tend to have less experience. (In 2007, 51 percent of women business owners had more than 10 years of management or ownership experience as compared with 74 percent for male counterparts). Constance believes that organizations like the PEIBWA can bridge that experience gap by pooling our experiences, wisdom, and knowledge.