Gemma Grey-Hall, a BWFA director is an award-winning Canadian executive, community leader, women’s advocate, and certified fundraising professional.
Currently, she is the past President of Women’s Enterprise Skills Training and serves as a Major Gift Officer at the University of Windsor. Gemma has spent two decades working in healthcare, education and professional fundraising with the goal of serving others so they may achieve and reach a better life. Her early experiences working in healthcare led her to adopt ‘Carpe Diem’ as the motto for her life and birthed a desire within her to help others seize the day. She quickly realized that making the most of one’s potential was directly related to the opportunity presented to the individual and their access to a community that would help support them on their journey. This led her to support and build her local community through board membership. Occupying all executive roles over the years, Gemma became President of Women’s Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) in 2014.
WEST is a non-profit organization that provides training for severely employment disadvantaged visible minority women in order to improve their employability in the workforce and/or to further their education. A member of the board and currently serving as Past President, Gemma knows what it takes to build a thriving community. Co-Founding Women Inspiring Action, Gemma works to make Windsor the best place to live for women by hosting a series of events that show how women are making a difference in the community.
A run for municipal city council in 2018 and a current candidate for MPP Windsor Tecumseh for the June 2022 election; Gemma prides herself on continuing to serve her community. A mentor with 10,000 Coffees and for an all-girls university in South Africa, Gemma received the 2018 Leading Women Building Community Award from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. She currently is a Director at Victoria Order of Nurses, WEST, and BWFA board member.