September 12, 2012, Victoria, BC (ISN) –  Andrea Carey, Director of Operations and Community Engagement for the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), Victoria, BC, has been chosen as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ of 2012.

Women of Influence produce an annual ranking of the most influential women in Canada, with the winners announced in the special issue of Women of Influence Magazine, Winter 2012.

The Top 25 Women of Influence™ program is designed to honour and celebrate women who have demonstrated, over the last year, strong and unyielding leadership in one of five distinct sectors: Business, NGO, Public, Health, and Professional Services. Carey is listed in the NGO category. The public will be able to vote for which woman in each category they would like to see featured on the cover of the Winter issue. This honour follows the announcement made in January by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), who nominated Carey as an emerging leader on their Ones to Watch list.

“I am incredibly honoured to be chosen as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence™. 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 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 and to give back through my involvement locally and nationally”

“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 literacy and sport development as well as an excellent role model,” added Robert Bettauer, CEO of PISE.

PISE Logo[1]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 Chair for SportHost Victoria and Co-Chair for Promotion Plus Victoria. She is currently on maternity leave, following the birth of her first child.

The complete list of the Top 25 Women of Influence™ of 2012 can be viewed on:  To vote for who you would like to see on the Winter 2012 cover, visit