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Carrie Andrews
President (Acting)

Carrie Andrews

Carrie AndrewsCarrie Andrews has been a member of BPW since 1996. She first joined BPW Brampton then, as a result of a move to eastern Ontario, joined BPW Bowmanville. She has held a number of executive positions including: Treasurer, Programs Chair and Secretary and is currently President of BPW Bowmanville.

Carrie AndrewsCarrie Andrews has been a member of BPW since 1996. She first joined BPW Brampton then, as a result of a move to eastern Ontario, joined BPW Bowmanville. She has held a number of executive positions including: Treasurer, Programs Chair and Secretary and is currently President of BPW Bowmanville.

Carrie is a Life Coach, Self-Empowerment Teacher and Group Facilitator through her business, Inner Bloom. Her work focuses on helping women make positive, lasting changes by understanding their thought patterns and limiting beliefs. Carrie's philosophy is that transformation starts within. Understanding oneself from a holistic perspective leads to clarity and reclaiming personal power. She works in the Cobourg area and throughout southern Ontario.

Carrie believes in giving back to the community, particularly in ways that help empower women. She is proud to be a member of BPW, an organization that shares that vision.

She enjoys travelling, yoga, traditional rug hooking, curling and is an avid reader.

Uju Ukpeh
Member

Uju Ukpeh

Uju Ukpeh, originally from Nigeria, met her husband 14 years ago and moved to Canada. She studied at the University of British Columbia and has a background in Finance & Management.

Uju Ukpeh, originally from Nigeria, met her husband 14 years ago and moved to Canada. She studied at the University of British Columbia and has a background in Finance & Management. For the last 13 years, she has been playing mom to two wonderful children and an incredibly busy husband. Recently she decided to venture into what has always been on her mind: creating a platform for women, especially those in business and those struggling to make a difference in the lives of other women. For that reason she created WomenSpheremag, a forum through which women can enhance each other. You can read WomenSphere Magazine at womenspheremag.net

Uju is happy to be a part of BPW Bowmanville where her personal and professional passions connect.

Valerie Mayers-Griffith
Treasurer

Valerie Mayers-Griffith

Valerie Mayers-Griffith,has been a member of BPW Ontario since 2013 and BPW Bowmanville from 2018.

Valerie Mayers-Griffith, Treasurer, BPW Bowmanville, has been a member of BPW Ontario since 2013 and BPW Bowmanville from 2018.

Valerie is a professional Accountant and Finance Systems professional skilled in executing and developing key financial reporting and analytical processes. Over 20 years of financial and IT experience has provided expertise in management reporting, budget analysis and forecasts, people management and team building.

As a resident of Durham Region, she is passionate about giving back to the community in which she works and lives. This includes not only advocating for women as a member and board director for BPW, but also supporting youth as a past director of the former health and wellness Youth Centre of Ajax Pickering, as well as managing her daughter's competitive soccer team for 4 years.

Her interests include zumba classes, travelling and reading.

Corinna Traill
Member

Corinna Traill

Corinna Traill graduated from the University of Toronto summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double major in Greek and Latin in 2006, and from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2011.

Corinna Traill graduated from the University of Toronto summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double major in Greek and Latin in 2006, and from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2011.

After volunteering and working with the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre in Belleville, Ontario where she assisted low-income residents in employment, human rights, landlord & tenant and social benefits law, Corinna completed her Articles of Clerkship with one of Canada’s leading labour law firms, CaleyWray Labour & Employment Lawyers where she represented public and private sector trade unions. Corinna was called to the Ontario Bar in January, 2013.

Corinna is also currently serving her 3rd term as the Local Councillor for Ward 3 in Clarington.

Corinna started her own practice “Traill Law” serving residents across Durham with the goal of making Bay Street expertise available at affordable rates. She has experience in many aspects of law, including family law, estate litigation and civil litigation. She also has extensive expertise in the following fields of labour and employment law: wrongful dismissal, social benefits law, employment standards complaints, occupational health and safety, grievance arbitration, human rights law and employment insurance appeals.

Corinna has professional affiliations with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Durham Region Law Association, the Legal Education and Action Fund, Equal Voice and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also active as a member of the Board of Directors on the Tyrone Community Hall Board, the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Committee, the Jury Lands Committee, the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority and the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. As a proud member of the Bowmanville Business and Professional Women’s Club, she is a strong supporter of women in business and she is an avid target shooter and member of the Pineridge Target Sport Club.