Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute (PEIWI) congratulates Marie Kenny on being elected the new Chair of the United Nations Committee for the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW). ACWW is one of the largest rural women’s organizations in the world with 9 million members in 80 countries. Women’s Institutes are members of ACWW.
Marie, a life member from Brackley WI, is the first Islander to hold this international position with this organization. She has been the Local, Provincial and National President of the Women’s Institute organization in Canada. Marie’s leadership has been outstanding in the development of Women’s Institute on PEI and nationally, as well as throughout her lengthy career in outreach, humanitarian relief and volunteerism. She has trained and led numerous outreach teams including assists in disaster relief, compassion ministries, homelessness and poverty.