andrea carey

Louise Hodgson-Jones

Andrea Carey, Director of Operations and Community Engagement for the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), Victoria, BC, has been nominated by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) as an emerging leader on their Ones to Watch list.

Each year CAAWS publishes its Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity list (MIW), and for 2011, 20 women were selected. In addition, two emerging leaders are named, one of whom is Carey. Many who appear on the Ones to Watch list often move up to the MIW list the following year.

“I am incredibly honoured to be chosen for the Ones to Watch on the CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity list. I am fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible team at PISE, and to have been able to create a culture of excellence from the day we opened,” said Carey. “The female and male mentors in my life have played such a crucial role in helping me develop my leadership and career opportunities, I am grateful to each of them and I continually look for ways to pay that mentorship forward.”

“This is a wonderful accomplishment for Andrea and PISE is very pleased to see her receive this well deserved recognition for the outstanding work she has been doing in her career, as a developer of physical activity and sport as well as an excellent role model,” added Robert Bettauer, CEO of PISE.

Carey has been Director of Operations at PISE since its opening in September 2008. She is very active in the sports community – as a Member at Large for the Canadian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors, a Board Director for SportHost Victoria and Co-Chair for Promotion Plus Victoria.

The complete list of the CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity can be viewed on: