Margaret Page of the Ambassadors Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters has been elected second vice president of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development.
Page was elected to the one-year term at the organization’s 87th annual International Convention Aug. 22 to 25 in Chicago.
As a member of the Toastmasters International board of directors,Page is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
Pageis an entrepreneur and investor. She is the founder and co-founder of several companies, including Westminster Property Management Ltd., Precision Contractors Ltd., Quality Tire and Treading Ltd., Etiquette Page Enterprises and Beyond the Page Coaching and Training Ltd.
As a champion for women in politics, Page has been active over the past decade in supporting, developing and delivering campaign schools for women in B.C. and beyond to provide them with the tools to serve at all levels of government.
A Toastmaster since 2003, Page is also a member of the Advanced Speakers Club of Vancouver. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation — the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
“Toastmasters transforms people's lives as we hold each other to a higher standard and lift each other up,” Page says. “It has absolutely opened up doors of opportunity that I wouldn't have even imagined for myself.”
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries.